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How Can I Stop Moths From Eating My Clothes?

Fall is coming soon and this means you have to bring out from your closet those long sleeve shirts, pants and coats. This would be simple if your favorite wool blouse wasn’t attacked by moths.

I was extremely pissed off the other days when I found my favorite wool blouse with small holes in its knitting. This means that my closet has been attacked by moths. How comes and how do I get rid of them?
After checking each drawer and shelf in the closet, I discovered that I was facing a moth invasion.

How did I get rid of closet moths?

Well, was a tough and hard process to deal with such moth infestation, but in the end I managed to get rid of moths and their larvae.

  • First step is to check each clothing item outside, shake it to remove any remaining moth egg and larvae, and then bag and freeze the moth-eaten clothing items for 24 hours. Low temperatures will kill any active larvae.
  • After 24 hours, remove the clothes from the freezer and wash them through a hot water cycle or dry-clean the non-washable fabrics.

How to remove moths from the closet?

  • Vacuum well each shelf and drawer.
  • Prepare a solution made from equal parts of vinegar and water, and then wash thoroughly each cupboard and wardrobe.
  • The next step is to make your own natural moth repellent as it follows: place dried rosemary, thyme, cloves, lavender or bay leaves into a small fabric bag, and then hang the bag in the wardrobe. The scent of these herbs will keep moths at a distance.
  • Of course, you can prepare moth repellent spray made of these herbs. Infuse each herb in 200 ml of hot water for 15 minutes, let the solution cool a bit, and then pour it in a spray bottle. Spray the solution in the wardrobe after you’ve placed the clothes inside.
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