Moths are known to cause havoc in your home and – unfortunately – it’s usually your precious cashmere and other garments that get destroyed by these pesky creatures. We are here to guide you step by step with our five simple solutions to deter moths from your home:
- The clothes moth clean out – Clothes moths want to eat, mate and lay eggs! They like dark dusty undisturbed corners. Therefore the
first step in eliminating a moth infestation is to remove everything from your wardrobe and drawers. Wash what can be washed and dry clean everything else (including bedding and curtains). Vacuum your wardrobe, drawers, carpets, floors and all surrounding areas thoroughly. Then make sure to thoroughly wash with soap and water, inside the wardrobe and drawers.
- Keep it clean – Moths love the food proteins in wool and especially love the food, skin and hair particles we leave behind. Do not put dirty or even once worn clothes back in the wardrobe. This is what clothes moths feed on. They don’t like the taste of dry cleaning fluid so if you are storing out of season clothes, dry clean them first.
- Clothing storage – Put clothes back into the wardrobe clean. Store out of season garments in our beautiful breathable cotton garment storage bags and/or cashmere storage bags. Do not store in plastic, as the fabrics need to be able to breathe, our cotton storage bags are also washable. For folded items use a TWC storage box lined in acid free tissue. Don’t store your clothes in an overheated or damp attic, cellar or storage unit. Put your storage box in a spare room on top of a cupboard or better still in a clean cupboard with a firmly shut door.
- Moth repellent products – Once you get rid of moths you must ensure that they don’t return by using moth prevention products.
The key to using anti-moth products is to replace them every season. Place TWC moth repellent hanging sachets on the rails of the wardrobe about every 40-50cm apart. Put herb pot pourri hanging bags or ceramic infusers around the necks of your hangers. Place cone filled herb pot pourri bags amongst your folded items or use our anti-moth drawer sachets. Line your shelves and draws with drawer liners. We also have a moth prevention essential oil diffuser to hang or stick it inside your wardrobe and it will give off a scent that we love and moths hate.
- Season change – Keep a check on your clothes and look out for holes caused by clothes moths. Every season have a mini clean out. Replace your moth repellent products. This will help keep your wardrobe fresh clean and moth free!
For more tips on how to achieve a moth free wardrobe, why not take a look at our previous blog post: Protecting against moths, naturally
Or why not take a look at our Instagram and follow us for some more anti-moth inspiration?@totalwardrobecare