House moths

Other Names:
Oecophoridae moths

House moths are a nuisance because they settle in dark, dusty places down the sides of upholstered furniture, under carpets and in between floorboards, where the grubs feed on organic debris in the dust. In the wild they prefer to live on dried animal remains and debris in the nests and burrows of birds and animals, so old birds' or wasps' nests in the house can be a source of eggs and larvae.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST