Clothes Moth Pheromone Trap


What are Clothes Moths?

The most prevalent Clothes Moth in the U.K. are the Tineola Bisselliella. The larvae of these Clothes Moth will damage many different types of garments, particularly those of natural origin; such as natural woolCarpets are also subject to attack and infestation. Warm, contained settings such as; wardrobescupboards and airing cupboards also provide an ideal environment for the larvae to develop. The larvae often produce a silk web that is much larger than the larvae itself. Clothes Moth can be active all year round between the temperatures of 15℃ and 33℃.

How does our trap help?

The Clothes Moth larvae cause most damage, as adult male moths are primarily concerned with locating females to mate with. After mating, the female moths will search for suitable egg laying sites. Our Clothes Moth Pheromone Trap offers a safe and natural way to trap and catch the male adult Clothes Moth, preventing them from mating with the females, and reducing the overall Clothes Moth population. A pheromone lure is placed on the sticky surface inside the trap which gives off a sex pheromone that attracts the male Clothes Moth. The moths are then caught on the sticky surface inside the trap where they soon die. The traps can catch high numbers of Clothes Moths which results in reduced moth mating, egg laying, and infestation levels.

The pheromone lure that Dragonfli supplies will attract and catch the three main Clothes Moth species, which alternative Clothes Moth lures do not always achieve. The species our lure catches are listed below:

  • Webbing Clothes Moth (Tineola bisselliella)
  • Case Making Clothes Moth (Tinea pellionella)
  • Pale Backed Clothes Moth (Monopis cracicopitella)

Our trap is highly effective, insecticide free and releases no odours.

How do I set up the trap?

    Our traps are very simple to assemble. First, insert the lure by opening the foil sachet and remove the pheromone lure vial. Next, place this vial inside the trap and ensure not to take the cap off the plastic vial. Finally, remove the covering paper from the sticky trap and push the trap together. 

    Where should I set up my traps?

    Place your trap in areas such as; wardrobeslarge drawscupboards, or near materials that require protection and have suffered previous damage. If you have natural carpets, these also provide ideal egg laying sites for the Clothes Moth, so you may also wish to place a trap in such an area. The traps can be hung up or placed on a flat surface.

    How many traps do I need?

    One trap is sufficient for one particular infestation area. To cover larger areas we suggest one trap every 25m2.

    How long do the traps last?

    To keep the trap active, replace the first pheromone lure after 6 weeks, and use the second lure provided. The trap is supplied with two lures to give it a minimum of 12 weeks catching time.

    You can purchase replacement Clothes Moth lures here.

    Can I store the lures?

    If lures are to be stored and not used upon receipt, you may store them in a fridge or freezer.

    When should I set up my traps?

    Clothes Moths can be active all year round at indoor temperatures, so set up the trap whenever you wish to control your infestation.

    Also apply our Clothes Moth Egg Killer Trichogramma Cards for complete control over your infestation

    Trichogramma are very small parasitic wasps, almost impossible to see with the naked eye. They seek out Clothes Moth eggs and lay their own eggs inside them, parasitising the Clothes Moth eggs. They are harmless to humans and animals and remain only for as long as there are Clothes Moth eggs present.

    Combine use of our Trichogramma Cards and Clothes Moth Traps for total control over your Clothes Moth infestation.

    Please do not release the Trichogramma wasps close to the traps. They will not be attracted to the traps but may fly in by accident and get stuck on the glue. Place the cards away from where you have set up your traps.