Jody Tracy wrote:We have a problem with clothes moths. They don't just eat wool, they eat holes in cotton clothing too! The only way I have seen to get rid of them is to hire a chemical company to 'bomb' the place which I do NOT want to do. How can we seriously get these guys to leave so we don't lose all our clothing?
Hi, Jody, Have you seen and Identified the moths and larva or just noticed the holes? It seems unusual for clothes moth larva to eat cotton also. The best preventative I have learned (from others) for moths in wool is to air it in the sunlight frequently and always put it away for storage freshly laundered. They seem to like dark storage places for chomping holes in our woolens. We never found cedar any help...more recently I used a recipe for 'moth repellent' that had dried thyme, orange peel, cloves...it smelled great... but I think clean, sun aired clothing is the best deterent. I do that for my wool yarns too... making sure I bring them out of storage to the light frequently.
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