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It’s summer, and the heat is on. The last thing you want to do is go looking for moths in your house. However, if you don’t know what types of moths live in Malaysia or how they behave, then it can be hard to keep them out of your home. In this blog post, we will discuss all the different types of moths that exist in Malaysia and offer tips from our team at Empire Pest Control on how to prevent these pests from damaging your property.

Fall Webworm Moth

white moth

The Fall Webworm Moth is a white that can be found in many parts of the world. These moths are most active during the fall season when they build webs in trees to lay their eggs. The larvae of these moths feed on the leaves of trees, which can damage or kill plants.

To prevent them from damaging your plants, you can use a pesticide to kill the larvae or remove the webs.

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

The Hummingbird Clearwing Moth is a small, clear moth that is attracted to light. These moths are common in Malaysia and can be found near flowers or gardens where they feed on nectar.

These moths do not pose a threat to homeowners and are more of a nuisance than anything. However, they can be problematic for gardeners as they can damage flowers and plants. So it is best if you can keep them away from your garden.

Brown House Moth

Brown House Moth

The Brown House Moth is a small moth that can be found in many parts of the world. It is often confused with the clothes moth but can be distinguished by its brown color. The Brown House Moth feeds on a variety of materials, including wool, silk, and other natural fibers. They are most active at night and can be seen flying around lights.

Cecropia Moth

The Cecropia Moth is a large moth usually found in the eastern part of the world. It is the largest moth and has a wingspan of up to six inches. The Cecropia Moth feeds on a variety of trees, including maple and oak. They are active during the day and can be seen flying around in open areas.

Twin-Spotted Sphinx Moth

Twin-Spotted Sphinx Moth

The Twin-Spotted Sphinx Moth is a large moth that can be found in many parts of the world. It is usually black or dark brown with white stripes on its wings. These moths are common in Malaysia and feed on nectar from flowers.

Polyphemus Moth

The Polyphemus Moth is a large, white moth that can be found in the northeastern part of the world. These moths are most active at night and feed on a variety of plants, including oak and willow. They have a wingspan of up to six inches.

Common Clothes Moth

The Common Clothes Moth is a small, light brown moth that can often be found in Malaysia. It is most active at night and feeds on a variety of materials, including wool, silk, and other natural fibers. These are the moths you can usually at home sitting around your curtains and clothes.

How to Prevent Moths in Malaysia

There are a few things you can do to prevent moths from entering your home in Malaysia.

  • Use a pesticide to kill the larvae or remove the webs of Fall Webworm Moth.
  • Keep them away from your garden by using deterrents, like pesticides or traps.
  • Seal off any cracks or openings where they could enter your house.
  • Clean up any food or debris that could attract them.
  • Store clothes and fabrics in airtight containers.

If you follow these tips, you can help keep these pests out of your home and protect your property from damage.

Takeaway

This article has helped you know about the many types of moths that inhabit homes. If you’re concerned about them or have had problems with these insects in the past, it may be time to take action against them before they spread and cause major damage.

If you have more questions in mind, give us a call anytime!