Behavior, diet, and habits of moths vary between the species. They often enter your home through an open door or window and you can find them in dark locations such as attics, closets, pantries, and basements since most moths avoid light. Pantry moths enter when you bring in already infested food such as grain.
Some moths have relatively no effect on mankind while others are major agricultural pests. Pantry and clothes moths are the most problematic for homeowners. The adult moths are not destructive, however, the larvae of these moths cause damage while feeding. Pantry moth larvae feed on the stored products such as cereal and grains, while clothes moth larvae feed on natural fibers such as cotton, wool, and silk.
Moths can be a food source for birds, reptiles, insects, spiders, and other animals.