Jun 10, 2013 - 08:04 PM
Hi Bill, it is possible that the German cockroaches are eating your t-shirts. They typically will eat almost anything, even each other when the infestation gets bad enough. If you have a large infestation, or are seeing roaches around the t-shirts, then I would say there is a high probability that they are the cause of the damage.
Clothes moth larvae only feed on keratin which is a protein found in natural animal furs, skins, etc. Typically wool, etc, is their food source.
Sounds like you need to go after the german cockroaches and get rid of them.
German roaches live in kitchen and bathroom cabinets, and when the population gets bigger, they move into the other rooms of the house. If you are seeing them all over the house, then that is a sign of a fairly extensive german cockroach problem.
We have a complete page on how to get rid of german roaches here - http://www.epestsupply.com/cockroache...
I would start by using bait such as Maxforce Cockroach Gel - http://www.epestsupply.com/product/CL...
placed into the cabinets and wherever you are seeing the roaches. Use small pea size placements and put it into the corners of cabinets, dressers, baseboards, cracks and crevices. Keep replacing the bait as the roaches eat it.
For a fast knockdown, use Pestabs, this is a water soluble dust that is a tablet that mixes with water - http://www.epestsupply.com/product/PE... spray the baseboards, under furniture, corners of walls, etc.
We have many products for german cockroach control, but the baits and dusts always work better than sprays.
We also have a complete kit for home use that contains some of our most popular products. Here is the link - http://www.epestsupply.com/product/KI...
This is something you can do yourself, and we have the exact same products the pros use. Hope this helps.