Carpet moths are a very creepy type of pest. In their short adult life, they lay hundreds of eggs and the larvae eat away at carpets, soft furnishings and clothing. The larvae also love to feast on human hair, skin and sweat. Their appalling eating habits can leave a trail of destruction throughout your home in the form of threadbare carpets, ruined upholstery and clothes full of small holes.

Carpet moth treatment

What is the best treatment for carpet moths? There are a number of carpet or rug moth treatments available. Let’s take a closer look at them.

Carpet moths natural treatment

If you want to use a natural treatment, give your carpets a thorough vacuum. Make sure you get hard-to-reach spots, under sofas and beds, and be sure to target rarely used areas. Spraying carpets with white vinegar is also an effective method of wool rug moth treatment. For clothing and soft furnishings, wash them in hot, soapy water. You’ll need to keep vacuuming and washing fabrics thoroughly on a regular basis to prevent re-infestation.

Professional carpet moth treatment

At Blue Chip Termite & Pest Control, we can provide a highly effective carpet moth infestation treatment. First, we identify the problem areas. Based on the size of the infestation, we choose the best approved chemicals to give you the best possible result.
When we’re ready to spray, you’ll need to move as much furniture out of the way as possible. This will enable us to get into harbourage areas where the highest concentrations of larvae and eggs are found.
We use a mix of two chemicals. The first is a surface spray – it’s safe for humans but fatal for carpet moths. The second is a growth inhibitor to halt the pest’s breeding cycle. In addition, we’ll put attractant stations in wardrobes and cupboards. These contain a special pheromone to attract the moths. Don’t worry, our chemicals have next to no smell.

The best treatment for carpet moths

If you have a serious infestation, a professional carpet or rug moth treatment is the safest and most effective solution. Blue Chip Termite & Pest Control provides precisely the kind of professional service you need to get rid of hungry, destructive carpet moths for a long time. Get in touch today if you need expert carpet moth treatment in Brisbane and surrounding areas.


  • What preparation do I need to do before the treatment?
    • Carpet moths tend to lay eggs in cool dark places under furniture. Therefore all small and medium furniture will need to be moved away from their normal areas so the surfaces can be treated. Over 70% of the infestation is in egg or larva form in these areas.
    • The pest controller will blanket spray the entire house floor, will pay attention to harbourage areas such as storage cupboards with carpet bases.
  • What do carpet moths eat?
    • Larvae eat natural fibres including woollen clothes in cupboards.
    • Adults eat pollen and nectar from flowers. They do not cause any damage to carpets etc.
  • How many treatments are needed to control the infestation?
    • Generally, one treatment will stop the problem.
    • If the problem has been building for a long period of time, a second treatment may be needed at 3 months.
  • 💡 More information on carpet moths.
    • Adult moths live for 30 days.
    • Eggs take 4-10 days to hatch.
    • Larvae live up to 30 days.
    • Cocoons take around 10 days to hatch.