How To Control Bug That Eats Your Clothes

Mostly, everyone recognizes that moths can destroy wool clothes. But did you know that there are bugs that can destroy cotton, rayon, linen, and also stain synthetics?

Carpet Beetles

Three varieties of carpet beetles seem very alike (the black carpet beetle is common); the only variation being in their coloration pattern.

Clothes Moths

There are millions of moths in the world, some pretty beautiful. But the two that are usually found munching away on your favorite wool suit are not so enchanting.


Along with its usual habits that can create asthma and transmit disease, the cockroach will also stain and damage clothes and any fabric in the house. The cockroach is attracted to perspiration and body fluid stains, food and drink spills, and washing starch. As the cockroach bites away at these food sources, it can cut holes in the fibers or weaken them so that holes appear.

Silverfish And Fire-Brats

Relative to the fire-brat, silverfish is a wingless insect about 1/4- to 1/2 inch long with five legs. Its carrot-shaped body is entirely silver in color. Silverfish are observed in dark areas around 70 degrees F. They feed at night and stay close to food sources.