If you open a cupboard and a little winged insect flies out, it’s obvious. Your household has just begun to struggle with a moth whose caterpillars are currently feasting on your favorite pieces of clothing. It’s going to be a long and uphill battle, but if you hang in there and follow our instructions, you will eventually prevail over these insects.
The key is to thoroughly clean the entire affected room
Once moths are flying around your home, you need to do everything you can as quickly as possible to prevent them from continuing to breed and ruin your wardrobe. Start by washing and ironing all the clothes out of your closet. Beware, they may also be in carpets or storage areas. Wash closets and storage areas thoroughly, you can use a vinegar solution. Allow to dry thoroughly and return clean clothes to it. It is important to keep only perfectly clean things in the cupboards. Worn clothes, although they appear clean, contain skin flakes that attract flying insects. Nor do paper bags or other potential food for these uninvited guests belong in the closet. If cleaning hasn’t worked, you may need to reach for chemical products in the form of traps or gel bags.
Think prevention: regular cleaning, dryness, light and aromatics
If you were lucky enough to dispose of a pest squadron, you probably wouldn’t be too happy to deal with the same problem again in a few weeks. To prevent this, clean and air out your closet often, and line your clothes with scented soaps or aromatics that our grandmothers used to fight this enemy. Put some of these ingredients in a cloth bag and place it among the laundry:
- black pepper,
Clothing, blankets and rugs can be left outside in the winter to go through the cold. This simple way will not only get rid of moths, but also mites and other allergens.