How to get rid of carpet moths — and how to identify them

carpet moths on damaged carpet
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Scratching your head wondering how to get rid of carpet moths? If your floor is being  ruined by this pesky creature, we are here to help with plenty of tips from the experts and advice on how to identify them.  

Carpet moths are part of a species known as 'textile pests' and cause call kinds of damage to certain types of carpet and rugs — as well as other fabrics such as clothes made from cashmere or viscose. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.