Getting Rid of Moths In Your Closet
Aug 03, 2014
Have you ever grabbed a sweater that you haven’t used for awhile and been completely disappointed to see some small holes on it? It is a good idea to re-organize your closetperiodically, checking on the fabrics, moving around what is needed for the season and ensuring that you are getting rid of moths in your closet.
Here are some tips:
Before storing your cashmere or wool sweater check carefully for dampness and sunlight.
- Fold garments and place them neatly in white acid-free tissue paper and store them in a closet or storage box away from light, dust and dampness.
- Clean your garment before storage; fresh stains that may not yet be visible will oxidize and become fixed during storage; they also attract moths.
- Getting rid of moths naturally is the best way. Consider using Moth-Away Repellent Sachets that are 100% natural Herbal blend of peppermint, rosemary, thyme, and cloves. Put them in your drawers, garment bags, storage chests, linen closets, blanket bags, wardrobes, etc. (They are not designed for use in open air storage areas. For shelves and closets, make up your own muslin wrapped sachets and use a combination of dried herbs known for their ability to ward off moths from clothes: lavender, spearmint, thyme, rosemary, cloves, and cinnamon. These should last a season. Keep squeezing the bags to release the essential oils.
- Another option is to use cedar chips, unless you already have a cedar lined closet.