Moths are close relatives of butterflies and this is shown in their large wings. However, there are a number of characteristics that moths have that distinguish them from butterflies. The most telling is the size and shape of their antennae. Butterflies tend to have thin antennae with what appears to be a small ball, or ‘club’ on the end. Moth antennae vary in length and thickness, but lack the club end. The majority of moths are nocturnal, which is why they are most often seen gathering around lights once evening has fallen.
Although moths do not really register as a health risk, the fabric-consuming varieties can cause a great amount of inconvenience if they take up residence within a home. They will feed by consuming fabric products such as clothes and blankets, leaving large, unsightly holes that may render them unusable.
The clearest signs of moth infestation in the home is finding holes in your clothes and blankets. If you notice this alongside an increase of moths gathering around your light sources at night, it is likely that you have a moth infestation, and like any pest infestation it should be dealt with as soon as possible.
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