Fabric pests are insects that feed on and damage natural fibers, synthetics, animal hair, fur, feathers, horns, hoofs, clothing, upholstery, carpeting, draperies, linens and other fabrics.
The group of insects known as fabric pests includes silverfish, clothes moths and carpet beetles. Except for the silverfish, the main food constituent sought after by fabric pests is a protein substance called Keratin present in fibres of animal original such as wool. Silverfish prefer to eat substances of plant origin such as cotton cellulose and starch.
Although they prefer keratin, fabric pests will also attack other fabrics such as cotton, silk, linen and synthetics if the fabrics are contaminated with substances of nutritional value such as urine, perspiration, beer, milk or fruit juice.?? Clean processed wool cannot support the normal life cycle of the clothes moth unless it is contaminated with certain nutritional supplements.
Fabric, or textile pest infestations sometimes present the most difficult pest control problems you can encounter. Except for fumigation, volatile, synthetic pesticide use is never an effective control for textile pest problems.
What kind of Fabric Pest is it?
- Carpet Beetles
- Clothes Moths