How to get rid of household casebearer moths?

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Old 09-09-18, 02:50 PM
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How to get rid of household casebearer moths?

I have had help identifying the following moth (see link) as Phereoeca uterella. I really hope other homeowners in Florida know how to get rid of these case-bearer moths. They are ruining my clothes and are flying everywhere in the house. I don't know where they are coming from or how to get rid of them. See the links below of the things I've tried and photos of the moths. If anyone knows how to get rid of them please help!!

Larvae: https://www.reddit.com/r/whatsthisbu..._its_all_over/

Adult: https://www.reddit.com/r/whatsthisbu...is_is/e5ec3u8/

Traps (that didn't work): https://www.amazon.com/Mottenfalle-C...9HENKDG0JEJV47
 
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If you haven't already, and I suspect you have, go through every box, bag, etc that you haven't looked inside in a long time in every closet, especially the ones nearest where you see the larvae, and look for evidence. There is a source somewhere and by now probably secondary sources so don't stop when you find evidence.

They like natural materials such as woolens, furs, feathers, skins, taxidermy, etc. I've found them in old clothing/hats from grandparents era that they were storing. Without finding the source(s), spraying and traps will only treat the symptoms.

Focus first on the closets and storage nearest where the larvae intensity is greatest.
 
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