Hun­gry moths threaten his­toric fab­rics

BBC History Magazine - - History Now / News -

Ex­perts at English Her­itage are wor­ried that an epi­demic of clothes moths is threat­en­ing rare fur­nish­ings and fab­rics in his­toric houses. The char­ity says that moth num­bers have dou­bled over the past five years, and one species that likes to feast on wool car­pets and ta­pes­tries has been de­tected at its prop­er­ties for the first time. Moth hunts are un­der way at 40 English Her­itage sites, and the pub­lic has been asked to mon­i­tor moths at home.

An English Her­itage con­ser­va­tor ex­am­ines the dam­age caused by moths

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