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Clothes Moths in the Olympics: Moth Infestations and Pest Control

Posted on April 24, 2022 by admin

London 2012 preparations have been fraught with, let’s just say, occasional hiccups. There was controversy over the use of ground-to-air missiles from the rooftops. Traffic was stopped by Olympic lanes. Mitt Romney said that he isn’t sure how it will turn out. Now, there are moths. Tineola bisselliella or the common clothes moth are the pests at issue. Although the moths aren’t an actual problem, their larvae chew through carpets and clothes with ease and eat natural fibres such as wool and cotton. It’s not only the Olympic village that is affected. The problem affects a large portion of London,