Wednesday Oct 20th, 2021


Moth balls can be an effective method for combating pest issues, but not everyone appreciates the lingering odour. At the first sight of moths, take out the vacuum. It usually means there are already moth eggs in the home - they’re tiny. Moth larvae can hide in carpets, under furniture and in cabinet corners. And they love to feast on natural fibres such as pure wool, silk, sheepskin and cashmere. If you suspect that an item of clothing may have moth eggs on it freeze it for three days to kill the eggs. Or if suitable, wash the item in hot water.

Try these natural moth repellants:

• Cedar: Has a fresh, outdoorsy scent and it’s easy to find at a local home improvement centre. But be sure there isn`t resin leaking out of the wood and onto our garments.

• Cloves: Fill a jar and poke some holes in the top.

• Lavender Buds: Hang sachets in the closets. If the fragrance begins to fade, simply massage the bags and the natural oils will release to refresh the scent.

The best place for garments when not in use is within a protective carrier. A clothing storage bag which provides a physical barrier to stop moths from having easy access to garments. Although not 100% moth-proof, add moth repellents or scented anti-moth sachets into your bags for extra protection and to keep garments smelling fresh.

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