Jul 31, 2013 - 09:23 PM
It is very common to find moths in pheromone traps, even when there isn't an infestation. Reason is, that pheromones will attract moths from great distances. So catching moths in a trap, only lets you know that moths are there. That's it. They are not a control mechanism. Adult moths don't eat clothes anyway, it's the larvae that do the damage.
So the question is, have you found anything on the clothes that looks moth related? Dead adults or larvae, webs, cocoons, etc? Unless you have actually found something in the clothes that looks like moths, I would look for other sources of damage.
Silverfish, crickets, cockroaches, etc will eat cotton. Even mechanical damage from dryers and hangers needs to be examined.
Clothes moths only eat natural animal fibers containing kerotin.
Let me know your thoughts.