Moth Prevention Tips

How Do They Get Inside the Home?

The most common ways that moths get inside are by flying through an open door or window and being unintentionally brought inside via infested food products, infested plants, on infested fabric items and on our clothing when a moth lands on a piece of our clothing and is unknowingly brought inside a home or business.


Inspect Food Products

To prevent or minimize moth entry, inspect all food products brought into the home. This is particularly important with pet foods and grain-based products.

Inspect Household Goods

Be sure to inspect the following areas for the immature or the adult moth stages before bringing them inside a home or business:

  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Fabrics
  • Rugs
  • Plants

Limit Outdoor Lighting

Another effective way to limit moth entry into a structure is to use outdoor lighting only when necessary since lights are a significant moth attractor around the home at night.