How to Get Rid of Moths in Closet
It may surprise you that there are insects that feed on our clothes and the worst part is that they are probably inside the cabinet where we least expect them to be. As Pippin of the Lord of the Rings would say, “the closer you are from danger, the farther you are from harm”. This is probably what the moth’s motto is.
Moths can be considered as pests, they are uninvited guests that treat your closet as a five star hotel room and your clothes as gourmet meal. Do not be surprised if one day you pull out your sweater and find holes in it. This is the work of moth’s that raids your closets, moths can be hard to find since they live in crevices and cracks.
Aside from visual apparition, you wouldn’t be able to know if you have a moth infestation until it’s too late. This means that your Kenneth Cole shirt or your D &G gown had been made to a dinner. There are different methods in getting rid of moths in your closet and they are simple steps that even you can do yourself.
Use moth balls
Preventing moths from entering the cabinet is the best way to avoid damage to your clothes. There are products available in the market that you can use to make the moths loathe your closet. Moth balls look like a menthol gum and they have a very strong smell that moths despise. You can place moth balls in small drawers or in full sized closets to repel moths.
Vacuum your closet
Take all of the clothes out of the closet and wash the closet with soap and water. After which dry it out and use a vacuum to suck out any remaining particles left by the moth. These particles can be moth larvae that can turn your closet into a nursery for moths.
Keep the humidity low
Moths thrive in certain environment; they survive in areas that have high humidity. You should keep the humidity in the room at low levels. Adjust the temperature in the room to discourage the moths from entering your house. This will definitely prevent them from getting into your closet since they won’t even have the courage to enter the room.
Wash clothes immediately
If you find that one of the closets in your house is infested by moths, check all of the pieces of clothing in that particular closet. Separate the ones that have been damaged from the ones that are not. You can opt to throw away the damaged clothes while the undamaged ones should be washed immediately. The moth that infested the closet may have left larvae in it and they could breed there. While you’re clothes are out of the closet, you should clean the closet to ensure that any bits left by the moths are taken out as well. Make sure that before you return all of your clothes inside the closet, they are already washed and dried.
Seal the hideout
Moths live in cracks and crevices and you should seal these so they wouldn’t have any hiding spot where they can stay out of plain view. You can use silicone dispensed through caulking gun to seal off the cracks. This way, moths won’t be able to sneak in your house whenever you are not around. You can also install screens on doors and windows to prevent them from coming in your house as well.