Old Fashioned Naphthalene Moth Balls

Naphthalene moth balls have been banned in Europe since 2008, not surprisingly since their properties include being toxic, carcinogenic and highly flammable!

Naphthalene is derived from coal tar or petroleum and was the traditional or old fashioned main deterrent in mothballs for many decades.  However, the adverse impacts on children and pets in particular make them unsafe for use around the home.  They can cause breathing difficulties in adults as well, particularly in poorly ventilated areas.

What are the Alternatives to Old Fashioned Naphthalene Moth Balls?

Cedar Balls are the natural alternative if the ‘ball’ shape is preferred.  Alternatively, a pesticide based mothball is produced by Zensect containing 0.52% transfluthrin.  Whilst not incorporating a banned substance, care should be taken when handling these anti-moth proofer moth balls, and they certainly should not be used by those with sensitive skin or left in the reach of children.

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Naphthalene moth balls were used as a deterrent to keep moths away from clothes – the shape is not important, but the deterrent properties are to prevent damage to clothes and textiles by moth larvae. At MothPrevention.com we have two alternative ranges that provide effect deterrent properties, the Moth Killer range which contains pesticides and the Natural Deterrent Range with a variety of fragrances depending on your preference.  Lastly, cedar wood is a popular alternative to old fashioned naphthalene moth balls and has been used for centuries as a traditional furniture lining material to deter moths – we have a full Cedar Wood Products range to replicate this deterrent effect.

We've helped thousands of customers deal with moth prevention effectively - with great pre- and post-sale support so that you're not alone, fast and secure delivery service, by giving you clear instruction guides and ensuring that you have the right products to deal with your moth infestation, fast!

Should you need any guidance on any of these products or the best approach to dealing with your moth problems, do not hesitate to contact us for advice.