Powerful Clothes Moth Traps & Carpet Moth Traps - 3 Pack

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Refillable, Odour-Free & Natural Moth Traps from MothPrevention® | Natural, Non-Toxic and Safe to use Moth Traps | German-Engineered Moth Pheromones for Performance | Results Guaranteed

Outperforms other well known brands - You're paying for the quality of the German Pheromones and our versatile proprietary pheromone moth trap design

A 3 pack of natural, non-toxic, safe to use moth traps. For catching Clothes Moths and Carpet Moths. These moth traps work as wool moth traps for getting rid of sweater eating moths. Will not attract other species. Simple to use and highly effective with an impressive catch rate, due to the entire glue strip being impregnated with natural moth pheromones

  • 3 Moth Traps for clothes in this pack
  • These closet moth traps can be hung in wardrobes / cabinets using the removable hanger or placed on shelves
  • Catches a broad range of Clothes Moths & Carpet Moths
  • Natural moth trap for clothes, non toxic and safe to use in the home
  • Our moth traps for clothes covers 3x the surface area of other moth traps
  • Entire Sticky Glue Strip of these sticky moth traps are impregnated with natural moth attractant
  • This is a moth catcher trap. Will not attract other species
  • 1 Sticky Strip included with each sticky moth trap
  • Reusable/Refillable moth sticky traps
  • Replacement Moth Trap Sticky Strips Available
The traps work! We feel like we've got our house - and our carpet, sweaters and blankets - back. Hoorah!
Trusted Customer
Powerful Clothes Moth Traps & Carpet Moth Traps - 3 Pack
£27.85
£29.40

Reviews

Janet Schmidt
Thursday, 19 May 2022
see previous responses 4 stars for traps 5 stars for service
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, 17 May 2022
Very effective traps but on the expensive side.
Trusted Customer
Monday, 16 May 2022
Shipping was super fast, traps have been incredibly effective!
Trusted Customer
Thursday, 28 April 2022
great product - will buy again
MothPrevention's Reply:
What a lovely review on our Clothes and Carpet Moth Traps and our Refills, and thank you so much for the 5 stars! It is great to read that you are happy with our products and we very much appreciate your continued custom. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Thursday, 21 April 2022
A product which works well
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you for your 5 star review on our Clothes Moth and Carpet Moth Traps. We really appreciate hearing from our customers and we are delighted to read that they are working well for you. Best wishes
Ann Yetter
Thursday, 21 April 2022
Working well, but have only had about one month. Want to see if pheromone lasts the full 12 weeks.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you for your 5 star feedback. We are delighted to read that the traps are working well for you. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Monday, 18 April 2022
The product was easy to set up—so2 stars for ease of use. However, after more than a week I still see the occasional moth flying around and haven’t caught a single one in the traps. I’ve seen a moth actually fly past the trap! Trying to figure out my next step. Will leave the traps out for another week and if no success, will hire a professional.
MothPrevention's Reply:
We are sorry to hear you have not caught any moths yet. There are a number of reasons why this might be happening: 1. Our Traps attract the active adult males and catch the following types of moth: - Webbing Clothes Moth (otherwise know as the Common Clothes Moth) - Case Bearing Moth (otherwise know as the Case Making Moth) - White Shouldered House Moth - Brown House Moth It could be that you have a species of moth present that is not one of the above. 2. It could be related to their breeding cycle, meaning that the females are more apparent at this time or that the males are not yet sexually active and attracted to the pheromones on your traps (meaning they’re not seeking out females either!). 3. It may be the case that your traps need to be repositioned. Please make sure that they are not in a draft or in in direct light. Also, if you are using any repelling products such as cedar wood, please move them to the other side of the room. 4. You mention that you are only seeing the “occasional moth”. If this is the case, any of the above points as well as only having a few moths will result in a low catch rate. Please be reassured that our traps will catch adult male Clothes Moths & Carpet Moths. Please leave them in place and take comfort that they are confirming you do not have many/any adult male Clothes Moths or Carpet Moths flying at this time. If you need any further information on our Moth Traps you can find it on this link below: https://www.moth-prevention.com/blogs/the-art-of-prevention/how-to-maximize-the-effectiveness-of-your-moth-traps Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Saturday, 9 April 2022
I have not caught any closet moths, however, pantry moths on both closet and pantry traps.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you so much for your 5 star feedback on our Clothes Moth Traps. It can be known for a couple of moths to crossover from textiles to food which could be why you are catching Pantry Moths on our Clothes Moth Traps. Either way it's great news that you are having a successful catch rate and the Traps will enable you to monitor for the presence of moths while also helping to break the breeding cycle. The Traps will work for 12 weeks after activation so do keep them in place. If you are concerned about the size of the infestation or need any further help please do contact us at help@moth-prevention.com Best wishes Amanda
Ken East
Monday, 21 March 2022
Great product and service
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you for your 5 star feedback on our Clothes Moth Traps and thank you for your custom. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, 15 February 2022
We had a major moth problem so biting the three packs works great for us.
MothPrevention's Reply:
We are so sorry to hear that you had a major moth problem, we appreciate how distressing this can be. Our Moth Traps are made with powerful German pheromones which attract the the active adult male moths. This in turn helps break the breeding cycle and gives you a good indication about the size of your moth problem. If you do need any further advice or guidance from us, please feel free to contact us at help@moth-prevention.com Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Sunday, 30 January 2022
I decided to buy these more expensive traps because of the great reviews. They must work well for the most part, but mine have now been up for their 3 months, and between the 3 of them they managed to catch one pantry moth. If that meant I could rest easy knowing I must not have moths, that would be great news. Unfortunately, it's just not the case, I still clearly have an on going moth problem. I gave two stars because they shipped, and were received very quickly.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately you have been using the wrong traps so far. If you wish to catch Pantry Moths you will need to purchase our Pantry Moth Traps, not our Clothes Moth Traps. Our Pantry Moth Traps are designed to catch Indian Meal Moths and Mediterranean Flour Moths, whereas our Clothes Moth Traps attract the following: Webbing Clothes Moth, otherwise know as the Common Clothes Moth (Tineola bisselliella) Case Bearing Moth, otherwise know as the Case Making Moth (Tinea pellionella) White Shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella) Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella) Should you wish to purchase the Pantry Moth Traps you can find them on this link; https://www.moth-prevention.com/products/powerful-pantry-moth-trap-15pk-versatile-and-effective-results-guaranteed We hope that your ongoing moth problem will soon be a thing of the past. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Thursday, 16 December 2021
After 2 months I no longer saw moths flying around my house. However, I did see a few that had been caught in the traps. I now keep the traps in my closets just in case.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you so much for your great review on our Clothes Moth Traps, we so appreciate your feedback! We are delighted to read that the traps are working for you and reducing the moth presence in your house. It is definitely a good idea to keep the traps in place as they are active for 12 weeks after opening. Many thanks for your custom and have a very Happy Christmas! Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, 30 November 2021
The moth traps work great.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you so much for your 5 star feedback on our Clothes Moth Traps, we really appreciate hearing from our customers. We are delighted to read that our Traps have done their job. Do keep them in place to further monitor for activity as the Traps will last for 12 weeks once activated. You can move the Traps around your home, to areas where you suspect moths may be present, so long as they are 3 to 6 feet above floor level. Many thanks for your custom. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Monday, 22 November 2021
gets rid of moth infection
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you for your 5 star review on our Clothes and Carpet Moth Traps, we really appreciate hearing from our customers. It is great to read that our Traps are working so well for you and thank you for your custom. Best wishes Amanda
mimi rosenberg
Sunday, 14 November 2021
These work but in spite of customer loyalty for years I'm looking for alternatives since I'm being forced to buy whole new ones
MothPrevention's Reply:
We fully appreciate the frustration of not being able to purchase the refills currently. We have taken every step to inform our customers both on our website and customer emails of the current status. Unfortunately, like many businesses, we are experiencing the fall out of a global pandemic which has affected production and delivery. This is extremely frustrating for us too! The refills are expected to be available from late December and we are doing everything we can to make sure this happens. We will post any further news when we have it and we appreciate you bearing with us at this very difficult time. Thank you so much for your custom and your patience. Best wishes
Trusted Customer
Thursday, 11 November 2021
Great service and effective product
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you so much for your 5 star feedback on our Clothes and Carpet Moth Traps. We really appreciate hearing from our customers. It's great to read that the fumers worked to eliminate the moth problem and do keep monitoring! Best wishes Amanda
Julie Bennett
Thursday, 28 October 2021
can't review products that never made it to my house
MothPrevention's Reply:
Dear Julie, We were aware that your order didn’t get delivered to you. We did email you to confirm this as soon as FedEx confirmed that there had a been a an obstruction to delivery and shipped a replacement order Oct 13th. We did not receive any reply from you though - we hope that you received our email? Within the last 24 hours we have just learnt from FedEx that our replacement order has also failed to be delivered due to an issue with a gate outside of your property (we do not have any specific details about this)! Unfortunately your review has arrived with us before we could reach out to you. Due to our courier twice being unable to deliver we will move to refund and cancel your order. To confirm: We ship same day Monday to Friday, use FedEx for speedy tracked deliveries, but it’s important that the courier can get to your mailbox, drop off point or front door. If you are able to investigate and ensure that your address is reachable we will be very happy to take a new order from you so that our products can help you with your moth problem. Your full refund will be carried out for you today. We will not deduct anything for these failed shipping attempts. Kind regards, Neil
Irene Maksymjuk
Wednesday, 3 November 2021
This second batch seems less effective in attracting moths. Is scent the same? weaker? seasonal difference?
MothPrevention's Reply:
Dear Irene, Thank you for your feedback. Glad to read your order arrived with you quickly. We apologise you couldn’t order the Refills you initially wanted. As stated on our Refills product page, us being out of stock is unfortunately beyond our control. But we do expect new Refills to be with us sometime in December. Please look to our Refills product page for the latest updates. Please let us reassure you that your new traps are made in the exact same way as your first batch. They are most likely not catching moths at the moment because your first batch removed all of the active male moths. Also seasonal difference will have a significant impact on capture rates too. As moths do prefer the warmer months and won’t be anywhere near as active in cooler temperatures. We hope this reassures you that your newer traps are working and if you have any further concerns please contact us on help@mothprevention.com Thank you, The MothPrevention Team
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, 2 November 2021
they work very well . Hp with the product.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you so much for your 5 star feedback on our Clothes Moth Traps. We really appreciate hearing from our customers and are delighted to read that our MothTraps work better than other traps you have tried. Great news! Best wishes Amanda
Catherine Czubacki
Monday, 1 November 2021
The clothes moth sticky traps caught hundreds of clothes moths in the beginning. Now only 5 on two traps.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you so much for your 5 star feedback on our Clothes Moth Traps and for your kind comments about our team! It is great news that you are seeing such a noticeable reduction in the moths you are catching, the adult young males are being attracted to the powerful pheromones on the sticky strip and this will help break the breeding cycle. We would suggest keeping the traps in place (they are active for 12 weeks after opening) so that you can further monitor for any moth presence but all indications are good! Best wishes Amanda
Jean Thaiss
Sunday, 24 October 2021
oops, I put my product review in the customer service response area.
MothPrevention's Reply:
We are sorry to read that you are having trouble catching this particular moth but, from your description in your review, it sounds like this is not a textile moth and therefore will not be attracted to our Clothes Moth Traps. Textile Moths are roughly 1-1.5 cm in length and the adult males are attracted to the powerful pheromones on our sticky traps. These will be the 'tiny ones' you have referred to, which are being caught successfully. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Wednesday, 27 October 2021
The traps work! We feel like we've got our house - and our carpet, sweaters and blankets - back. Hoorah!
MothPrevention's Reply:
Wow what a fantastic review and thank you for the 5 stars! We are delighted to read that our Clothes Moths Traps have worked so well for you. We so appreciate how stressful and challenging dealing with a moth infestation can be, and there is nothing better for our team than seeing great news from satisfied customers. We are so happy to be of service and thank you for your custom. Best wishes Amanda
Judann Luening
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Product picks up a lot of moths, but need to be replaced regularly. I need for every closet and every rack of clothing, hence it would save me money if you sold the Refills again.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Dear Judann, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We appreciate and fully understand your frustration. Due to supply issues beyond our control this item is currently out of stock. We have received an update from our Manufacturer and we're expecting new stock some time in December. If you would like to know when they become available please go to our Moth Trap Refills page, enter your email address & press the "Notify Me" button. We will then let you know when they are available. Thank you for your continued custom. Kind regards, Neil
Trusted Customer
Monday, 18 October 2021
it's easy to set up and it works
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you for your 4 star feedback on our Clothes Moth Traps, we really appreciate it. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Thursday, 14 October 2021
Your pantry moth traps trapped about twenty moths in the same time as the big-box store's trapped ONE. I have not tried the spray which I got with the moth-kill kit yet. I cannot really judge the closet-moth traps though, as I wasn't regularly having a problem with my closet. After seeing how well the pantry-moth traps worked, I figured "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure", as they say.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you for your 5 star review on our Pantry Moth Traps and Clothes Moth Traps. It is great to read that the Pantry Moth Traps are working well for you and better than previous purchases from competitors! The Clothes Moth Traps will help you monitor for the presence of Clothes Moths - hopefully you won't find any on the traps! If you do catch any moths our Traps will help break the breeding cycle as they catch the sexually active adult males. If you need help identifying any moths you can send us a picture to help@moth-prevention.com. We are here to help! Thank you for your custom. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Saturday, 9 October 2021
I wanted the replacements but were not available so I bought more full packs.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you so much for your feedback and 5 stars on our Clothes Moth Traps. We are delighted to read that the traps are working well for you and they will be active for 12 weeks after opening. They can be hung or placed on shelves as long as they are a minimum of 3 ft above floor level. Best wishes Amanda
Mr. Charles MacKinnon
Friday, 8 October 2021
does what it says on the box
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you for your 5 star feedback on our Clothes and Carpet Moth Traps and Insectaclear C. We are delighted to read that these products worked for you and that you liked the advice that was given. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Wednesday, 6 October 2021
A little expensive but does the job, I also purchased some for a friend and would recommend this.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you for giving our Carpet and Clothes Moth Traps 5 stars. We so appreciate hearing from our customers. We are so glad that they did the job for you and thank you for your recommendation and custom. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, 5 October 2021
They just don't seem to work. Watched carpet moths fly right past. Have only caught 3 moths. Also very expensive
MothPrevention's Reply:
We're sorry to read that your traps are not performing as you had hoped. Please do consider that only adult male Clothes & Carpet Moths will be attracted. Females, juveniles, as well as other moth types will not be attracted to Moth Traps. Also, please be sure to position your traps away from light, drafts, strong smells and at 3-6ft high. We're not sure how many flying moths you are seeing around your home, but please do your traps in position and/or move them to a new position for the duration of their shelf life - They will attract and capture adult male moths if they are passing and help you to monitor.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Extremely fast delivery and effective moth traps. Loved the emails they sent with more moth prevention info few weeks after the delivery.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you very much for your 5 star review of our Clothes and Carpet Moth Traps. It's great to read that the Traps are working well for you and thank you for your custom. Best wishes Amanda
David
Tuesday, 28 September 2021
No moths caught after 4 weeks.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Dear David, We'r sorry to read that your traps are not performing as you had hoped. Our traps are produced in batches of many thousands and if there was an issue with the pheromone it would be picked by the Quality Control Team. Please do consider that only adult male Clothes & Carpet Moths will be attracted. Females, juveniles, as well as other moth types will not be attracted to Moth Traps. Also, please be sure to position your traps away from light, drafts, strong smells and at 3-6ft high. We're not sure how many flying moths you are seeing around your home, but please do your traps in position and/or move them to a new position for the duration of their shelf life - They will attract and capture adult male moths if they are passing and help you to monitor.
Virginia Wieneke
Monday, 27 September 2021
They were not attracted to your traps.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Dear Virginia, We'r sorry to read that your traps are not performing as you had hoped. Please do consider that only adult male Clothes & Carpet Moths will be attracted. Females, juveniles, as well as other moth types will not be attracted to Moth Traps. Also, please be sure to position your traps away from light, drafts, strong smells and at 3-6ft high. Please do leave them in position and/or move them to a new position for the duration of their shelf life - They will attract and capture adult male moths if they are passing and help you to monitor.
Kathy P
Monday, 27 September 2021
it is working, the next 90 days will be key.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Dear Kathryn We are so sorry to read that you are experiencing a moth infestation and thank you so much for your 5 star review on our Clothes Moth Traps. The Traps will help break the breeding cycle and give you an opportunity to continue to assess the size of your moth problem. They can be moved around areas of your home, so long as they are a minimum of 3 feet above floor level. If you are catching many more moths than you anticipated you may wish to consider a Moth Killer Kit which eradicates moths, larvae and eggs. Should you need any advice or further guidance from us please do get in touch at help@moth-prevention.com Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Monday, 27 September 2021
Way too expensive and don't work well. Moth-Prevention trapped 4 moths in one week. Purchased another brand at a local store at a fraction of the price of Moth-Prevention and they other brand trapped over 36 in one week!
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you for your review and for the images. Although the images are not perfectly clear it would seem that you have a Pantry Moth problem! The traps that you purchased from us specifically target Clothes Moths & Carpet Moths and will not attract pantry moths. We’re glad to read that you now have a trap that is helping you with your infestation. For future reference we do also sell Pantry Moth Traps. Kind regards,
Trusted Customer
Saturday, 25 September 2021
Traps work. Appreciated the follow p emails and the informative website
MothPrevention's Reply:
Many thanks for your 5 star review of our Clothes Moth Traps. We really appreciate customer feedback and are delighted that you found our website and emails helpful too. Best wishes Amanda
Madeline Derro
Thursday, 23 September 2021
They did the job Trapped multable moths
MothPrevention's Reply:
Dear Madeline Thank you so much for your 5 star feedback on our Clothes Moth Traps. It is great news to read that our Traps have done their job. The Traps will last for 3 months after activation so do keep them in place in order to monitor for any further moth presence. We really appreciate your recommendation. Best wishes Amanda
Victor Costanzi
Friday, 27 August 2021
Easy to use and odor free.
claudia pena
Wednesday, 25 August 2021
I almost WISH these traps didn’t work so good so I wouldn’t have to see the extent of the infestation! Each trap has more than 8-10 moths and they’re still going…clearly we have a problem! The traps attracted moths within the first day. They are SO MUCH better than other brands which attracted nearly nothing. I am about to purchase more bc I have a feeling we have more moths to get rid of…ugh.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Dear Claudia Wow that's such great news to read that our Clothes Moth Traps are working so well for you and we are sorry that you have discovered a bigger moth problem than anticipated. We also sell Moth Trap Refills which may be worth considering if you are looking to buy in bulk. The traps last for 12 weeks after opening and will be attracting the sexually active male moths. This will help break the breeding cycle. If you find that the moths keep coming, you may like to consider one of our Killer Kits. If you need any help or guidance with this by all means get in touch with us at help@moth-prevention.com Thank you so much for your 5 star review. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Saturday, 21 August 2021
Apparently I don't have the moths that this product is made for. Either that or they don't work as after a month I still have moths flying around and none in the traps
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you for your feedback. If you would like to share a photo of the moths that are present in your home then we can help you identify them and advise you on the best line of action. You are welcome to contact us at help@moth-prevention.com The type of moths that are attracted to our Traps are as follows; Webbing Clothes Moth, otherwise know as the Common Clothes Moth (Tineola bisselliella) Case Bearing Moth, otherwise know as the Case Making Moth (Tinea pellionella) White Shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella) Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella) We would love to help if we can, as we are fully aware of how frustrating it is to find a moth infestation in your home. Best wishes Amanda
Natalie Grigg
Saturday, 21 August 2021
As advertised. Really, you must be kidding. What is there to write about?
MothPrevention's Reply:
Dear Natalie Thank you for giving our Clothes Moth Traps 5 stars. We really appreciate hearing back from our customers so that they can share their experiences.
Trusted Customer
Wednesday, 18 August 2021
Easy to use and quite quickly stopped a cloud of moths appearing every evening. Still a few come back - maybe females? Ideally would use more devices but expense is an issue. Very pleased with result.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you so much for your great review on our Clothes and Carpet Moth Traps. You may still see a few moths flying around, and yes they could very well be females or young males that are not yet sexually active. We advise keeping the Traps in place as they will work for 3 months after opening. That way you can further monitor for moths and make sure that the sexually adult male moths are still being caught. The traps can be moved around your home as long as they are placed 3 - 6 ft above carpet level. We also sell Moth Trap Refills which could be a less costly way of continuing your moth prevention, depending on how many traps you might need. If you need any further help or guidance from us please don't hesitate to contact us as help@mothprevention.com Best wishes Amanda
Sera Deva
Sunday, 15 August 2021
See the previous review please
MothPrevention's Reply:
We are sorry to hear of your disappointment with your purchase. It sounds like you may have another moth species. We will reach out to you directly to work on identification and to work through your issue. Thank you for your patience while we help. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Friday, 13 August 2021
Can’t get response to send
MothPrevention's Reply:
So sorry, but we cannot understand the issue highlighted in your feedback - we’ll be reaching out to you immediately to clarify and offer assistance Best wishes Amanda
SHEILA WEISS
Tuesday, 3 August 2021
they are not working..nothing has been caught.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Dear Sheila We are so sorry to hear that you have a moth problem and that so far you have not caught anything in the traps. We know how frustrating and distressing a moth infestation can be and we are very committed to helping you eliminate it. Our traps work extremely well for our customers but there are a few things that spring to mind which I have outlined below. 1. The traps only attract Clothes and Carpet Moths and will not attract other species of Moth. If you would like us to help identify what kind of moth is present in your home then please send us the image to help@moth-prevention.com 2. Depending on where the moths are in their breeding cycle you may find that there are moths flying around but they are not currently sexually active and therefore not attracted to the pheromone traps. Moths like warm dark areas where larvae can find a food source. They only get one chance to breed (they die after they mate) so they will wait for the optimum breeding conditions. 3. You may find that after a few weeks the new eggs will hatch and larvae will start to pupate, again depending on temperatures. If this is the case you might notice moth damage in your carpets and textiles - anywhere that has natural wool fibers and animal protein. We sell killer sprays and foggers that can also deal with this problem. If you need any further help please do get in touch with us at help@moth-prevention.com Best wishes Amanda
Anina holmes
Sunday, 1 August 2021
Great product, caught so many moths!!
MothPrevention's Reply:
Dear Anina Thank you for your 5 star review on our Clothes & Carpet Moth Traps. If you are catching lots of moths in a short space of time you may be concerned that the problem is rather bigger than anticipated. If that is the case we can help you further with our Moth Killer Kits. Please do get in touch with us if you need any help or guidance at help@mothprevention.com. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Thursday, 29 July 2021
Outstanding! I recommend these items with no reservations what so ever.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Wow thank you for your kind words and your 5 star feedback on our Clothes Moth Traps! We are so happy to read that the traps have produced excellent results for you and that you felt you got the support you needed from us. Best wishes
Trusted Customer
Monday, 26 July 2021
They work as per the instructions
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you so much for your 5 star review of our Clothes and Carpet Moth Traps, and it is great news to read that they are working for you. Best wishes Amanda
Penny Morris
Monday, 26 July 2021
Very easy to use. .
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you for 5 star review on our Clothes Moth and Carpet Moth Traps. Our traps will give you an indication of your moth problem and if you need any further advice or help please don't hesitate to contact us at help@mothprevention.com Best wishes Amanda
Michael Weiss
Thursday, 22 July 2021
so far so good. very few months
MothPrevention's Reply:
Dear Michael Thank you for your feedback on our Clothes Moth Traps. Our traps will attract the sexually active adult male moths and so will not only eliminate them but will also help break the breeding cycle. There may still be moths or larvae present so we advise keeping the traps in place (once opened the strips are active for three months) in order to monitor your moth problem. The traps can be moved to different locations as long as they are between 3 - 6 ft above floor level. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Monday, 19 July 2021
See my review. I still have moths. Your shopping cart is creepy, too.
MothPrevention's Reply:
We are very confused by your feedback. We can only conclude that you are remembering a different website experience to the one you had on our site! Our website is operated by 'Shopify' and our Checkout process is slick, simple and does not contain any pop-ups. It’s worth noting that Shopify has approximately 1.58 million different companies operating their websites through their platform and that all of those sites use the same Shopify Checkout process because it has been optimized to be very friendly to the customer as they move through the process. We have checked with our Order Process Team and Customer Service Team and can confirm that you have not reached out to us to request an order cancellation - if you had done so we would have certainly not shipped to you and happily refunded your order in full without any quibble or fuss. Again, we can only conclude that you are remembering a different website experience to the one you had on our site! Kind regards, MothPrevention
James Ralston
Saturday, 17 July 2021
Product doesn't work as advertised. Killed more moths swatting them with trap
Trusted Customer
Thursday, 15 July 2021
The traps are catching many more moths than I thought were in my space. I would recommend them highly.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you for much for your 5 star review on our Clothes Moth Traps, we really appreciate it. It's always great to read that our customers are using the Traps successfully but we also understand that it can be a little alarming if you discover your moth infestation is larger than anticipated. If you do have any concerns then please don't hesitate to contact us at help@moth-prevention.com for any advice or guidance you may need. We do sell Moth Killer Kits which can tackle and eliminate a bigger moth problem. Thank you for your custom and your recommendation. Best wishes Amanda
Thomas O'Shaughnessy
Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Good pheromone trap. Place high up
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you so much for your feedback on our Clothes and Carpet Moth Traps. We are delighted to read that you are catching moths. We advise placing the traps 3 - 6 ft above floor level. If you are seeing moths flying around but not catching many on the trap, then move it around areas where you suspect the moths may be present. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Sunday, 11 July 2021
Quick and easy purchase. Quick delivery.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Many thanks for your custom and five star review on our Clothes Moth Traps. We really appreciate hearing from our customers. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Wednesday, 7 July 2021
Traps received quick when expected. First week nothing. Second week, I have several moths on every trap. Appears I have a moth problem, sure hope I've found a solution...
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you so much for your 5 star review and feedback on our Clothes Moth Traps. We so appreciate hearing from our customers and we know how frustrating it is to discover you have a moth problem. The traps are produced with a very sticky natural pheromone which attracts the sexually adult male moths so this will help break the breeding cycle and also give you a good indication of the size of the moth infestation. If you are catching a lot of moths then you may like to consider using something a little more powerful like one of our Moth Killer Kits. If you need any help or guidance please don't hesitate to contact us at help@moth-prevention.com Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Sunday, 4 July 2021
Amazing product, as soon as I had set the traps up the moths were flying around by them I couldn’t believe they were working so quickly. I would definitely recommend them,
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you for your 5 star review of our Clothes and Carpet Moth Traps. We are delighted to read that they are working so well for you and we really appreciate your recommendation. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Sunday, 4 July 2021
We got these a couple weeks ago and started catching moths immediately.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you for your 5 star review on our Clothes Moth Traps. We are delighted to read that you are catching moths immediately. Each trap will be active for 3 months after opening and if you still need further sticky pads you may like to consider some of our Clothes Moth Trap Refills. Best wishes Amanda
James E Fent
Wednesday, 30 June 2021
expensive but worth the cost
MothPrevention's Reply:
Dear James Thank you so much for your 5 star review on our Clothes Moth Traps - we really appreciate hearing from our customers. The cost of our Traps is reflected in the fact they are the best on the market, made with German pheromones, and have been tested against other leading US.clothes moth trap brands where they have been found to outperform them significantly. We are delighted that you think our Traps are worth it - so do we! Best wishes Amanda
M A Robertson
Saturday, 26 June 2021
Not one moth caught in any trap
Trusted Customer
Thursday, 24 June 2021
Seems to work well, as explained above.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank yo for your feedback on our Clothes Moth Traps, we really appreciate it. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Saturday, 19 June 2021
The product appears to be working. I will purchase more eventually but if they were cheaper I would purchase more now.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you for your five star review on our Clothes Moth Traps - we really appreciate it. Our Moth Traps are the best on the market, and the cost is reflected in the fact that the pheromones are engineered in Germany and not available in any other clothes moths traps in the USA, We have had them tested against the leading US clothes moth trap brands and they significant outperform them - this is confirmed by customer review data. You may be interested in purchasing our Clothes Moth Trap Refills in future as they come in larger packs of 6 but with a discounted price. Best wishes Amanda
Angela Hailstone
Monday, 14 June 2021
Useless - much less effective than last year's traps which I bought from you.- also expensive.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Dear Angela, Thank you for your feedback - we appreciate you taking the time to write to us. In response to your points; we have not stocked the much smaller plastic moth traps for a number of years now - certainly it would not have been possible to have purchased them from us last year. There are a number of reasons why we stopped selling the trap you refer to: 1) Trap performance - it is actually the case that our traps outperform the smaller plastic housed ones that you are referring to. This has been proven through sales and reviews on our own website. 2) The environment - our larger traps are housed within a reusable and recyclable cardboard box and therefore more friendly to the environment than plastic alternatives. Please take the time to allow your traps to work for you. It may be that there is currently a ‘lull’ in the life cycle of the moth within your home. Put simply, you not have many adult males in your home at the moment.
Susan Johnsson
Thursday, 10 June 2021
Catch the moths will little effort..
MothPrevention's Reply:
Dear Susan The sticky Trap pads are produced with a powerful pheromone which makes them irresistible to the adult male clothes moths. Thank you for your great feedback and your custom. Best wishes Amanda
Gene Biringer
Tuesday, 8 June 2021
I set two traps in a small basement one month ago and have caught a total of 2 moths. I've seen and swatted many more than that.
Bob Kloos
Sunday, 6 June 2021
Once the traps arrived, I saw the results. In one instance, I saw a moth in the kitchen and was temped to swat it down, but I waited. It flew left and right of the trap, then landed on it and crawled inside. Magic. Very efficient.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Dear Bob Thank you so much for your 5 star feedback and we are delighted to read that the Clothes Moth Traps are working their magic! Best wishes Amanda
helen hobart
Friday, 4 June 2021
The traps are good-sized and their powerful attractant pulls in moths from who knows where, in closets and also whole rooms with wool persian carpets.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Dear Helen It's great news to read that our Clothes Moth Traps are catching lots of moths. If you are catching a great deal of moths in a short space of time you may like to consider one of our Killer Kits which deal with bigger infestations. If you need any further advice or guidance please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at help@moth-prevention.com Best wishes Amanda
Trevor Stewart
Thursday, 3 June 2021
Theyl look good and professional but do they work
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback - you have bought traps that have the best performing pheromones on the market, but will not kill moth larvae that cause damage to clothes. Traps alone can eventually eliminate clothes moths alone, but it takes time. For faster resolution we can assist with harder hitting / faster solutions to complement the moth traps. If you need any help or guidance, please do reach out to us at help@mothprevention and we'd happily walk through your particular situation to see what else might be needed.
Trusted Customer
Thursday, 3 June 2021
Very effective traps. Better than others
MothPrevention's Reply:
Many thanks for your great feedback and we are delighted that your find our Clothes Moth Traps so effective. Best wishes Amanda
Phyllis S
Monday, 31 May 2021
THE TRAPS ARE ALLURING TO THE MOTHS
MothPrevention's Reply:
Dear Phyllis Thank you for your recommendation. The Moth Traps are produced with a powerful pheromone that attracts the sexually active male moths. These traps not only give you an indication of the moth problem but also help break the breeding cycle. It is definitely advisable to keep the traps in place for their active lifetime, which is 3 months after opening. You can move them around areas in your home as long as they are 3 - 6 ft above floor level. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Saturday, 29 May 2021
Easy to use and seems to be working.
David Attley
Friday, 28 May 2021
Started working straight away. Seems to be very effective
Trusted Customer
Thursday, 27 May 2021
This product WORKS!!! The company follows up with email and answers questions. It’s important to go w/product u can trust, don’t waste your time &money on the other stuff , go w/the best.
Trusted Customer
Monday, 24 May 2021
Did not solve my problem....
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback - there are several reasons why you might not have seen success - we'll reach out to you right away to see how we may be able to help, starting with moth identification and trap placement. We're here to help you get the results you need! Dan from our service team will be in touch with you shortly.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, 23 May 2021
Pheromone traps appear to be working on the moths that escaped the poor performance of the bombs.
MothPrevention's Reply:
Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback - we're really sorry to hear this and have never had this issue before! Dan in our customer service team is helping you out here and you will be be both reimbursed and sent new foggers immediately. Apologies for your experience. We hope this solves the issue and that you have great success with our Moth Killer Kit in eradicating the moths. If you have any other issues, or simple want further support and guidance, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at help@moth-prevention.com

Product Details

The MothPrevention® Moth Trap is a natural, non toxic and safe pheromone sticky glue moth trap with advanced pheromones to monitor and control infestations of Clothes Moths and Carpet Moths

Unlike many other brands of Clothes Moth Trap & Carpet Moth Trap that have a simple sticky glue strip and small pheromone 'tablet' to be placed near by, our MothPrevention® Moth Trap has a blend of 3 natural female moth pheromones impregnated into the entire glue surface of the sticky moth traps to catch moths. This makes the catch rate for this moth trap impressive

Types of Moths attracted to this moth catcher trap:

  • Webbing Clothes Moth, otherwise know as the Common Clothes Moth (Tineola bisselliella)
  • Case Bearing Moth, otherwise know as the Case Making Moth (Tinea pellionella)
  • White Shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella)
  • Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella)

The MothPrevention® Clothes Moths Traps and Carpet Moths Traps work through being impregnated with a blend of different natural female moth pheromone attractants impregnated into the sticky moth trap surface. Adult Male Moths are attracted to the glue strip and become stuck to it. This does two things:

  1. It removes the male moth from the breeding cycle, reducing the females ability to lay eggs
  2. It enables you to monitor the severity of the moth problem around your home as you can count the number of adult male moths that are caught over a period of time.

This moth trap is specific to Clothes Moths and Carpet Moths. It will not attract other species

  • 3 Moth Traps in this pack
  • Catches a broad range of Clothes Moths & Carpet Moths
  • Natural, non toxic and safe to use in the home
  • Pheromone attractant covers entire glue strip
  • 3x the surface area of the Demi Diamond Moth Trap
  • 3 Month life span of closet moth traps
  • Will not attract other species
  • 1 Sticky Pheromone Strip included with Moth Trap

Clothes Moth Traps and Carpet Moth Traps for use in closets, bedrooms and living rooms around the home. We recommend using the closet moth traps continuously in order to monitor any new infestation

Replacement sticky strips are available for this product.

If you find you are catching moths in this pheromone moth trap, further control methods may be required to eliminate your moth problem

Useful to know:

  • Refrigerate your glue strips to make them easier to peel.
  • Glue on your hands? Rub in a little cooking oil and then wash with soap and warm water

Product Code: AMOTH00103

More Information

  • Clothes Moth Traps help monitor for activity and reduce the moth population
  • The quality of the pheromones is critical to success
  • German clothes moth trap pheromones work exceptionally well
  • MothPrevention moth traps are engineered in Germany and do work
  • Design of clothes moth traps is an important part of their effectiveness
  • Positioning of your clothes moth traps is critical to success
  • Moth Traps are only part of the solution - clothing damage means you have larvae

The best way to find out for sure if you have a clothes moth problem and the severity of it is to use Clothes Moth Traps.

Below we have details about our Clothes Moth Traps and answered the most frequently asked questions from our customers - we’ve successfully helped over 100,000 customers so far!

What are Clothes Moth Traps?

Clothes moth traps are pest control devices to monitor for clothes moth activity and to reduce the spread of clothes moths.

There are two main species of common clothes moths - the webbing clothes moth (Tineola bisselliella) and the case-making clothes moth (Tinea pellionella). See our Identification Guides to see which species you may have.

In less common cases you may have the White Shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella) or the Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella).

If you have Carpet Moths, please note that it will be the same species of moth attacking your carpets rather than the clothes in your closet. The term ‘Carpet Moths’ is the commonly used expression to describe the same moths but in a different setting.

Clothes Moth Pheromone Traps work by attracting the male moths to the sticky moth traps through the use of a female moth pheromone (see below) - the mature male clothes moths get trapped on the sticky glue within the moth catcher trap.

Whether it's a Webbing Clothes Moth Trap (Common household Moth Trap), a Case-Making Clothes Moth Trap, a White Shouldered House Moth Trap, or a Brown House Moth Trap - the Moth Prevention Clothes Moth Traps will be an essential part of taking care of your moth problem - and preventing a moth problem.

Quality of Moth Pheromones In Moth Traps

Probably the most important aspect of how effective your moth traps for clothes will be is the quality of the pheromones - that’s the female clothes moth pheromone that attracts the male moths. The MothPrevention® Moth Trap works through being impregnated with a blend of different natural female moth pheromone attractants impregnated into the sticky surface.

This does two things:

  1. It removes the male moths from the breeding cycle, reducing the females ability to lay eggs
  2. It enables you to monitor the severity of the moth problem around your home as you can count the number of adult male moths that are caught over a period of time

This moth catcher trap is specific to Clothes Moths and Carpet Moths. It will not attract other species.

The MothPrevention® Clothes Moth Trap pheromones are engineered in Germany and not available in any other clothes moth trap in the UK, We have had them tested against the leading US clothes moth trap brands and they significant outperform them - this is confirmed by customer review data.

We are fully confident that you will not find a comparable-performing clothes moth trap on the market to our German-engineered ones.

Lastly, our pheromones cover the full glue surface to the edge of the sticky boards and are fully impregnated in the glue to make moth sticky traps that work.

Design of the Moth Trap

Our unique Clothes Moth Pheromone Traps are designed to be used either hung in closets or placed on shelves - the integral hanger gives you this versatility.

The reverse of the sticky moth traps trap box is designed in a subtle light wood-effect for discretion.

There are access holes for clothes moths on 4 sides of the outer box. The replaceable strip slides into the box and attaches to one side using a ‘low-tack’ thin sticky strip.

Useful Life Of Moth Traps

MothPrevention® Clothes Moth Traps last 12 weeks effective life, more than most on the market which usually last 8 weeks.

Make a note of the opening date on your calendar and replace the pheromone glue boards after 12 weeks.

Positioning Your Clothes Moth Traps

We recommend that you place your clothes moth traps 3 to 6 feet above floor level either hanging in closets or on shelves. Look for where you see adult moths and that will give you an idea of where to target your placement of the moths pheromone traps.

Note that, unlike many species of moths, clothes and carpet moths are nocturnal and avoid bright light - they are more likely to be active at night time and when you are sleeping.

While we do not recommend ‘moth-repellent’ scents such as lavender and cedar sachets (which are not that effective and quickly lose their scent), if you have recently placed these in your closets or drawers, we suggest you avoid placing the clothes moth traps close by.

If you find you are not catching any or many moths, after a week, try re-positioning the wool moth traps - this often then gives results for many of our customers, and remember that the placement needs to be near likely food sources for clothes moth larvae (keratin in natural animal fibres, most commonly wool-based).

Also note that only fully mature adult males will be caught by clothes moth pheromone traps - juvenile males and all females are still potentially flying and it takes time for the breeding cycle to be broken. Clothes moths will only typically live for a month so you may see some activity for 4-5 weeks after putting the moths pheromone traps in place.

Damage to Clothing - Moth Traps only part of the solution

If you have moth damage to clothing in your closets and / or drawers, it is highly likely that clothes moths have laid eggs and reached the larval stage where the larvae eat the keratin in the natural fibres of woollens, cashmere, silk etc.

In this case, use of a clothes moth killer kit combined with thorough cleaning and treatment of your clothing and the closet itself / surrounding areas will be necessary - closet moth traps however remain part of the solution, to both deal with any residual adult clothes moths, and avoiding a repeat infestation, as well as for ongoing monitoring.

Ongoing Monitoring of Moths

We strongly recommend that after you have dealt with the worst of a clothes moth infestation, you leave clothes moth traps in place for 8-12 weeks afterwards - this will both enable you to check regularly if there is any risk of repeat infestation and, importantly, provide the first line of defence in a new infestation spiralling out of control.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve answered the most common questions we’ve received from real customers and stated these below in their own words - hopefully this will be helpful in you troubleshooting the most common concerns about clothes moth pheromone traps.

Do moths eat clothes?

It is not the moths themselves that cause textile damage; it is their larvae (like small white caterpillars) that eat the keratin in natural animal-based fibres (think wool, cashmere, silk, mohair, soft leather, feathers etc.). The keratin is a protein which gives them nourishment and enables them to grow to the point of pupation where they turn into clothes moths. The larvae will hatch from the many eggs (up to 200) that the female clothes moth will lay on suitable food source (ideally an expensive cashmere sweater!).

Dust is largely made up of shed human skin cells and hair - and another source of keratin. Cleanliness in your closets is critical.

If you already have damage to clothes or carpets from clothes moths then clothes moth traps are likely only part of the solution - you may need a killer kit for moths and need to do some work to completely get rid of clothes moths in your closet or carpets.

Lastly, make sure that you do not have pantry moths flying around your home rather than clothes moths - we provide separate moth traps for pantry moths, the most common species in the US being the Indian Meal Moth (again, see our moth identification guides).

When do Clothes Moths Get Active?

The trigger for clothes moths to pupate, turn into adults and fly to new locations in search of new food sources to lay their eggs is warmer weather, and ideally a degree of humidity.

So weather patterns are key here - warmer States across the south of the US (think Florida across to Texas and then across to California) will be likely to see clothes moth activity all year round. In the northern states (Washington State across to New York), the cold winter temperatures delay pupation until the weather warms up in the spring - larvae will still be causing damage to clothing, particularly in centrally heated homes, but flying moths will only emerge with warmer temperatures.

So clothes moth traps are best used in warmer weather (normally 65 degrees or more) but there may still be the need to use treatments where larvae are still causing damage outside warmer times.

Where do Clothes Moths Come From?

Clothes moths may arrive in your home from adjacent properties or gardens. We have also seen instances of bird nests under roof eaves and in chimneys being sources of infestation for our customers - think bird feathers as being a keratin-rich food source for clothes moth larvae.

Apartment blocks and other densely populated inner city areas (terraced housing) provide close adjacency for transfer of clothes moths form one home to another - we see significant infestations constantly in central San Francisco and Manhattan.

However, given ideal rural food sources in nature, clothes moths are not solely an urban phenomenon. Clothes moth traps provide a first line of defence in avoiding a clothes moth infestation.

Do Clothes Moth Traps Work?

Clothes Moth Traps only catch active male moths, not females or juveniles, so some customers wonder why they still see some moths flying / not trapped - this takes time for the breeding cycle to stop (4-6 weeks).

Customers also wonder why they have damage to clothes and / or carpets when they have been actively trapping clothes moths - this is usually explained by larvae that have hatched and not yet pupated eating the natural animal fibres. In time they will turn into adult moths as part of their natural lifecycle.

It takes time to deal with a moth infestation - sadly there is no immediate quick fix without some work.

I’ve put out clothes moth traps but have only caught 1 or 2 moths. But I’m still seeing lots of flying moths?

The ‘flying moths’ may be juvenile males or female clothes moths - they will not be attracted to the female clothes moth pheromone - only adult males will.

The moths may not be clothes moths, or any of the 4 targeted species - common clothes moths (‘webbing clothes moths’), case making clothes moths, brown house moths, white-shouldered moths. You may have pantry moths - Indian Meal Moths or Mediterranean Flour Moths, or another species.

Won’t Clothes Moth Traps Encourage Clothes Moths into the House?

This is unlikely - only mature males are likely to find any attraction in the female clothes moth pheromones and the effective range is not likely to bring them into the home form an adjacent property or the garden.

If only males did come into the home, they cannot breed alone; female clothes moths coming in to the home are likely looking for a suitable food source (natural animal-fibre based textiles) to lay their eggs.

My moth traps aren’t catching anything. Is this old stock?

The effective life of MothPrevention® Clothes Moth Pheromone Traps (12 weeks) only starts after the sticky glue board outer packaging of the moth sticky traps is opened.

The outer packaging is also date-stamped with an expiry date - usually 18 to 24 months after you will have received it.

It's challenging to get the backing off of the sticky paper moth trap without getting your hands sticky?

We recommend that you put the sticky glue boards in their outer packaging for a couple of hours - this will make it far easier to peel the protective cover off the pheromone glue board after opening the outer packaging.

Wish it wasn't so expensive. Pretty pricey for the set of 3 clothes moth traps

Compared to significant economic loss to you with your most expensive clothing items and carpets at risk, we feel they are a relatively sensible choice for the peace of mind for what have been proven to be the absolute best clothes moth traps on the market.

Oh, and you get free shipping to your home when buying from MothPrevention!

How do I get the sticky glue off my hands?

If you accidentally get the sticky glue on your hands when assembling the clothes moth traps, simply rub a little olive oil into your hands and then wash thoroughly with soap and water.

I’ve seen moths in my home, when is the best time to do a treatment?

Assuming you have identified the moths as clothes moths (one of the species referred to above and shown in our identification guides) then start straight away by placing clothes moth pheromone traps. Follow this up with a detailed look into your clothes stored in your closets and drawers. Take out clothing and check for damage in the form of holes in woollens, cashmere, merino, silk etc - natural animal based fibres. Look closely for the larvae. If you’ve reached the stage of clothes moth damage then you’ll need additional action and likely a moth killer kit to deal with the infestation - to save the considerable investment in your clothing will take work, but will be worth it. If there’s no damage, but you find that the flying moths are clothes moths, start with clothes moth traps to reduce and then break the breeding cycle as soon as you can, and then use ongoing for monitoring purposes.

I’ve seen moths flying around, what do I do?

Start with identification - are they clothes moths? The most common clothes is the webbing clothes moth which will be about a quarter inch long and golden in colour. If you have clothes moths, set up clothes moth traps - locate them 3 to 6 feet high and near to the activity you’ve seen, which will typically be close to your valuable knitwear and other natural fibre textiles, although not cotton, which is a plant based fabric. Over time, keep checking the clothes moth traps - are they filling up as rapidly as when you first set them up? Or are the number of moths caught declining over time? If they are reducing then you are probably getting on top of the increase in the population and reducing the likelihood of a full-blown infestation. If they are not declining, it is probable that you have a deeper problem that requires more investigation of your clothing to see if they have been laying eggs there (that then hatch into larvae before pupating into adult clothes moths). See the advice above about next steps. Or there maybe an alternative source of the clothes moths coming into your home from outside - you’ll need to investigate if this is form an immediately adjacent property or on your property (natural sources such as bird nests), and take appropriate action.

I have seen a couple of moths flying around, does this mean I have a moth infestation?

Not necessarily - it may be the start of clothes moths coming into the home in search of suitable sites in which to breed and lay their eggs, and in which case setting up clothes moth pheromone traps close to where you have seen them may be all you need to do. Constant vigilance is important once you are aware of the potential for a future infestation - clothes moths will breed prolifically if left undisturbed, particularly at times of warmer weather and / or higher humidity.

What are clothes moths attracted to?

Male Clothes moths will be attracted to the female clothes moth pheromone (like that contained in our clothes moth traps) - they will be looking to breed (which is their sole activity / purpose after the larval stage. Female clothes moths will be looking for natural animal-based fibres in which to lay their eggs. Both males and females are attracted to dark, undisturbed places where they can breed and with close proximity to the likely food source for the larvae when the eggs hatch - think little-used closets, under furniture, dusty attics etc.

Can I ever get rid of moths? My friend says that once you’ve got them you’ll have them forever.

At MothPrevention® we would say that it depends on how much work you are prepared to do if you have had a full blown infestation - if you are prepared to isolate the locations of the infestation and thoroughly treat any infested textiles / clothes / carpets, and the actual closets, drawers etc where the infestation is located, then it is perfectly possible to get rid of even a severe clothes moth infestation. Then the trick will be to prevent a recurrence - and that will only be possible through the following three-pronged approach: Be vigilant and regularly check the likely places that clothes moths will set up home in your house - under furniture, in closets, dark corners, attics etc. Regularly clean out, vacuum thoroughly and wash down these areas. Set up and maintain clothes moth traps for a period after the last infestation to monitor and reduce the likelihood of a repeat infestation. Note that clothes moths are active at night / in dark undisturbed places so you will be likely asleep when they are active!

What causes moths in the house?

Moths come into the house for various reasons. Harmless larger moths are attracted to light. Clothes and Pantry moths however are problematic - they come into the house to look for food sources for their larvae that hatch from the eggs laid on your animal-based fibre clothing and home textiles (clothes & carpet moths) or dried food (pantry moths). So the causes or moths in the house for the species that damage textiles or infest food are driven by the need for their larvae to eat.

What is the best clothes moth trap?

The best clothes moth trap is designed to allow easy access for adult male moths and yet provides a darker ‘safe’ place for clothes moths, which hate light and being disturbed. Design is also important to customers - a discrete design with a flatter profile doesn’t advertise the presence of moths to guests and hangs more easily in the closet.The glue is important to ensure effective trapping. Lastly, and importantly, the best clothes moth trap has the most effective pheromone to attract the male moths - the cheap Chinese imitations absolutely fail on this critical aspect and that is why we have our pheromones specially engineered in Germany by scientists who really understand this deeply technical area (exclusive to MothPrevention). It's also why our moth traps are not cheap! But they work. Period.

How long do clothes moths live?

Clothes moths only live for about a month - many customers do not realize that it's the moth larvae that hatch from their eggs that do the damage to precious home textiles and investment pieces. The adult flying moths do not even have mouths to feed - their sole purpose in their short life is to reproduce and lay eggs to carry on the life cycle. So, to answer the question ‘how long do clothes moths live?’, only a few weeks in adult form.

What do moths hate?

Clothes moths hate light and being disturbed - their ideal location is with a plentiful food source for their larvae to eat (keratin, being the protein in animal based fibres), darker locations like closets, drawers and under furniture, which are also good locations for them to remain free to go through their lifecycle stages. Other likely locations that avoid what clothes moths hate are attics and spare bedrooms that are rarely used.

What is the best moth repellent?

The best repellent is usually strong lavender or lemongrass. Cedar has traditionally been used as a moth repellent but it has a less pronounced scent and that scent fades over time, quite quickly. This can be artificially boosted by use of cedar essential oil, but is a laborious process for cedar furniture. So, we would recommend the best moth repellent being lavender or lemongrass, but we would also advise pairing this with moth traps outside the closets to monitor for moth activity.

What do clothes moths look like?

Clothes moths look like small gold coloured moths mainly - the most common species being the webbing clothes moth. Despite the name though their larvae will attack any animal based fibres including carpets and curtains, soft furnishings as well as clothes. The case-bearing moth also comes under the common term ‘clothes moths’ and behaves in a similar way in terms of what their larvae eat. To see what clothes moths look like we would suggest taking a look at our Clothes Moth Identification Guide.

What kills moths?

To answer the question “What kills moths” it is important to distinguish between the adult flying moths and their larvae that hatch from the eggs laid on clothes, carpets and home textiles. For adult moths we recommend pantry or clothes moth traps (it is critical to identify the species you are dealing with before buying moth traps because the pheromones differ for each type). IN addition, a ‘knock-down’ spray or fogger will also have an instant impact. However, our clothes moth traps will last 3 months before they need to be replenished with refill strips and offer continuous monitoring. For clothes moth larvae that have actually caused you damage, we would recommend reading our 10 Steps to Clothes Moth Control or 10 steps to Pantry Moth Control resources to understand what is required - moth traps are part of the solution, but a much more intensive cleaning regime and treatments are required to ensure you kill moths completely and be sure you have dealt with the moth infestation.

How do i get rid of moths in my wardrobe?

For you to get rid of moths in your closet will initially require you to assess whether they have laid eggs and there is a presence of clothes moth larvae. If there is no damage, you may be able to reduce the incidence of clothes moths over time by trapping the adult males and taking them out of the breeding cycle - this reduces the population of clothes moths and allows you to monitor the catch rate which should also be progressively reducing. If you have damage to clothing then you will likely have an infestation where the clothes moths have laid their eggs, the eggs have hatched and the emerging larvae are feasting on your investment pieces and / or precious home textiles. In this case, to get rid of clothes moths in your closet you will need to perform a much more intensive clear out, cleaning process and clothes moth treatment. In this case please read our article 10 Steps to Clothes Moth Control.

Why do moths eat clothes?

Clothes moths themselves do not eat; it is their larvae that have emerged from the eggs laid by adult, mated, female clothes moths that eat the protein (keratin) in animal based fibres - they will generally not be attracted to cotton or synthetic fibres. The clothes moth larvae eat clothes that are made from animal based fibres - think cashmere, wool, silk, feathers, fur and soft leather.

How to get rid of moths naturally?

It is important to understand that to get rid of moths naturally will take longer than using pesticide treatments but can be done with patience. If there are only adult clothes or pantry moths flying in your home, then moth traps will likely achieve this over time as they take the male moths out of the breeding cycle and reduce the population progressively. However, if you have damage to clothing or home textiles, or an infestation in your pantry, you will need to take fast action on clearing out and treating infested clothing or foods, and then thoroughly cleaning the location of the infestation to eliminate any remaining eggs or larvae. Continue to defend through the use of moth traps and natural repellents. If you need to get rid of moths naturally when your carpets that have been infested, consider use of our natural carpet moth killer kits.

What temperature kills clothes moths?

Extremely high or freezing conditions are temperatures that kill clothes moths. We always recommend that either dry cleaning or deep freezing infested clothes and / or home textiles for 72 hours should kill any eggs and larvae present. While extremely high temperatures can kill clothes moths and it may be a process that can be conducted through heat treatments by a professional pest controller, it is not something that you can achieve at home on your own.

Clothes in the freezer to kill moths - how long?

We often get asked ‘how long do you freeze clothes infested by clothes moths?’. Firstly, we make it clear that the target is to kill eggs and larvae of clothes moths as rarely will you find the adult moths on your clothes. Secondly, we strongly recommend that you wrap your clothes and seal them in plastic bags before placing them in your freezer. In terms of how long they should be in your freezer, we would say at least 72 hours to ensure the eggs and larvae are killed.

Do moth balls kill moths?

Moth balls do kill moths in an enclosed environment such as closets and drawers but are meant to target the eggs and larvae of clothes moths. They will not work in the same way in an open space and will not affect adult flying moths unless they end up in the enclosed space with moth balls. To be clear, we do NOT recommend the use of naphthalene moth balls - they are highly toxic, carcinogenic and highly flammable.

In Summary:

MothPrevention® Clothes Moth Traps work through being impregnated with a blend of different natural female moth pheromone attractants impregnated into the sticky moth trap surface. Adult Male Clothes Moths are attracted to the glue strip and become stuck to it.

  • 3 Moth Traps in the Pack
  • Catches a broad range of Clothes Moths & Carpet Moths
  • Natural, non toxic and safe moth traps to use in the home
  • Pheromone attractant covers entire glue strip
  • 3x the surface area of the Demi Diamond Trap
  • 3 Month moth catcher trap life span
  • The Best performing Clothes Moth Traps on the market and exclusive to MothPrevention®

About MothPrevention®

MothPrevention® speak to customers every day about their clothes moth issues - clothes moths are a species that are ever increasing and that can cause significant damage to clothes, carpets and other home textiles.

To date, we’ve helped over 100,000 customers deal with their clothes moth problems.

We have developed professional grade solutions including proprietary pheromones, not available from anybody else in the UK, and engineered in Germany to the highest production standards.

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