Moths in garage

5881   Hi, I found a number of these bugs in the space above my garage in Nova Scotia. Last year and this year a woodpecker has done considerable damage and I just discovered why (I think).   What is it and how do I get rid of them?  Thank you,  Liam

This little moth would not be the source/cause of your woodpecker damage. Woodpeckers go after wood-boring insects, and neither this moth nor its larva (caterpillar) would bore in wood. Although I cannot provide a specific i.d., this moth belongs to one of the families collectively known as microlepidoptera (see The vast majority of caterpillars in this grouping feed within the leaves, stems, or seeds of various plants; see for an example. A few others feed on bits of organic matter found in the nests of birds or small rodents, see for an example.   Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.