Keeping Clothes Moth Free

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Here are some useful tips from around the web to help avoid damaging clothes moths .

Keep your woolens clean. Clothes moths are attracted to organic materials, such as body oils, perspiration and saliva, that commonly accumulate on woolens. Dry cleaning or laundering will kill the eggs and larvae.

Don't let stored items go undisturbed for a whole season. Unfold your blankets and sweaters from time to time. Shake them out. Hang your blankets, sweaters and feather pillows outside in the hot sun a couple of times during the summer. Hot, direct sunlight will drive away or kill eggs and larvae.

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Preparation is the key to anything. It isn't any different when trying to keep moths out of your favorite lamb's wool sweater over the summer. A few moments of careful preparation will make a huge difference when it is time to unpack the clothes.

Store clean items- this sounds so basic but many people put clothing away without it being cleaned or even washed. Organic materials in fabrics, such as spilled food, dirt, or even sweat, attracts pest but it also give mold a place to grow. Always have your garments clean when storing.

Seal in plastic bags with no holes- Ziploc puts out a huge plastic bag for storage, now. Plastic bags will keep the moths and mold out unless there is larvae or mold spores sealed in with the clothing. Be careful, some clothing (furs for example) should n

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Dry cleaning or thoroughly laundering items in hot water (temperature above 120°F for 20 to 30 minutes) kills all stages of insects. This is the most common and effective method for controlling clothes moths in clothing, blankets, and other washable articles. (Because many woolen garments should not be washed in hot water, dry cleaning may be the only suitable cleaning option.) Keeping fabrics clean also has another advantage: insects are less likely to feed on clean fabrics than on heavily soiled ones.