Why Are There Moths In Your House?

Many homeowners have looked around and wondered: why do I have small moths in my house? These small, winged insects might seem harmless, but they can cause serious damage to your fabrics and contaminate food in your home.

One common misconception is that moths are only found in dirty homes. While carpet or clothes moths are attracted to dusty fabrics, a moth infestation can occur in even a clean home.

There are many moth species found in the UK, and each is attracted to different things, so there are many reasons why moths might be found in your home.

As an experienced moth control provider for homes and businesses throughout Belfast and Lisburn, Flytech understands the various types of moths found in the UK and why they enter homes.

If you’re wondering why moths are in your home and how to get rid of moths, you’re in the right place. Here’s our guide to what attracts moths and simple ways to reduce your chances of future moth infestations.


It’s a well-known fact that many species of moths are attracted to light in your home, such as lamps and TVs. They will gravitate towards the light source, and once they’re inside your property, they may not be able to leave.

Alternatively, some species, such as pantry moths, will then start to feast on dried foods such as pasta, rice and flour. They might have been drawn in by light sources, but they’ll stay for the free meals. To reduce their food sources and remove pantry moths, you should use sealed containers to store all your food.

Carpet eaten by moths

Food Sources

Like most pests, moths are also guided by their need for nourishment and will seek out a reliable food source for themselves and their larvae.

While pantry moths and Indian Meal Moths feed on grains and other dried food items, carpet moths and clothes moths seek out natural fibres as their source of nourishment. They enjoy clothes, carpets and other soft furnishings made from natural materials, such as silk or wool.

Moths prefer dusty fabrics, so try to keep your carpets clean where possible. The clothes moth will eat both dirty and clean clothes, so where possible, try not to keep clothes out and put them in drawers and wardrobes.

Cedar wood is a natural moth repellent, so consider exploring cedar storage solutions, such as chests and wardrobes, to keep clothes moths away.


Moths enjoy warmer weather, so they are most active during the Spring and Summer months. Clothes moths enjoy warm spaces and will seek out warm, dark spaces to hide in.

As such, you should try to use insect netting during the warmer months to keep entry points, such as windows and doors, safe and prevent moths from entering your home.

Also, you should try to keep spaces such as storage areas clean. This approach will help you to find moths and remove moth eggs before you face a serious moth problem.


Moths prefer 80-90% humidity, meaning warm, moist areas are their favourites. So, if you have a damp property, then you could have a potential infestation of moths on your hands.

To reduce the chances of a moth infestation, you should try to reduce the damp in your property. Consider using a dehumidifier to reduce dampness and moisture in the air.

Also, try not to dry clothes indoors, as this will both attract clothes moths and give them something tasty to eat.

How To Get Rid Of Moths In Your House

Whatever the reason for your moth infestation, Flytech can help you remove them and ensure they can’t come back.

If you notice moths in your home, reach out to us and we can send an experienced pest control professional to your home to identify the source of the problem and remove the adult moths, moth larvae and moth eggs. We can also provide advice on how to limit future moth problems in your home.

While there are plenty of natural moth repellents available, the best way to remove an existing moth infestation is to hire the professionals.

Contact us today on 07955 008274 to get rid of moths for good and enjoy a comfortable home without the presence of unwanted winged guests.