Think you have a moth problem, but don’t know where to start?
Don’t worry, we have the perfect solution to save your beautiful clothes and other important possessions. In this blog post we will give some examples of what to do and what to buy, in order to prevent those pesky moths from ruining your clothes.
You should start by making sure there is no dirt or dampness in undisturbed corners. Moths are attracted to dark and dusty parts of your home, so it is important to focus your attention to cleaning these parts of your home thoroughly. We also recommend by emptying your wardrobe and cleaning thoroughly within.
One of our top tips when it comes to cleaning these parts of your home is to use steam. Steam is particularly beneficial when it comes to removing moths, their larvae, as well as keeping your clothes in pristine condition. It may be worth investing in a good steamer. We recommend Fridja steamers which are an incredibly fast way of avoiding ironing and cutting down on dry cleaning.
Once you have emptied your wardrobe, it is a great idea to sort out what items are clean and what items need washing/dry cleaning. 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. Also, they don’t like the taste of dry cleaning fluid, so if you are storing out of season clothes, one of our top tips is to dry-clean them first!
When it comes to using anti-moth products, one of our most simple, yet most effective has to be the moth box. The moth trap can monitor and resolve your moth infestation. The adhesive board in the moth trap attracts and catches male moths by releasing the female pheromone. The moths stick to the adhesive and eventually die, helping to break the breeding cycle. Once opened, it can last up to 12 weeks. Please note, we also offer the moth box refills meaning you do not have to keep purchasing the moth boxes repeatedly.
After cleaning and sorting out your wardrobe/drawers, it may be a good idea to invest in some hanging sachets or drawer sachets. Using all natural ingredients and hand made in the New Forest, our sachets use properties that have been trusted for centuries and used as effective moth deterrents.
More ideas for an anti-moth home
Other options for an anti-moth home are our linen sprays and essential oils. They emanate uplifting, toning, healing and comforting properties that help to freshen and cleanse the air keeping your wardrobe smelling fresh, fragrant and of course, moth-free.
If you are interested in any of our products or would like some further information on them, please visit our website to make a purchase or feel free to contact us