Do Moths Eat The Fur Of Living Animals?

13 September 2016, 16:24

Moth eating carpet

Mystery Hour Question

Do moths or their larvae eat the fur of living animals?

Samuel, Tottenham

Answer

Name: Ellie, Tower Hamlets

Qualification: Pest control expert

Answer: Moths lay their eggs where there is a high food source.  Moths will feed when the animals moult, but they will not lay their eggs on a living animal because they’ll just fall off.

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