How To Get Rid Of Moths In The House
Clothes moths can be a very annoying, not to mention costly, pest in your home. Using these simple tips, learn how to eliminate the moths and protect your fine clothing from harm.
The common clothes moth is something we get called out to deal with a hell of a lot these days. Now, I'm going to have to show you how to get rid of moths in your house. What we do have are we have things like this.
This is a sticky pheromone lure. Now, insects communicate using pheromones. So what this one does is very, very sticky.
You peel this off. What we're going to do, we're going to place a pheromone impregnated pad in the middle of the trap. So that goes on there.
What that's doing now, that's sending out a signal, it's mimicking the female moth pheromone to say to the male moth that's she's ready to breed. So, that, then basically folds up like so. And then these tend to work better when they're suspended.
So what you do, you would typically hang something like this in a wardrobe or from a light fitting. That's then going to act as a pheromone trap. The pheromone then is radiating outwards from the trap.
And basically, the moths fly along, fly towards it, and they end up sticking. Right, so we're talking about clothes moths, and what we can do to prevent them for attacking our clothes in the first place. Now, the moths are mostly going to be attracted to clothes that got like a high wool content.
So during the summer months, when you're not going to be wearing this sort of stuff, ideally, what you want to do is put it away in storage. And you want to put it away in such a way that moths can't get to it. One of the things you can do to do that is you can get these bags.
And again, you can order them online or you can get them in the high street. And what it is, is a vacuum bag. And the next this we have to do, is basically seal it up.
And it's got a very air tight seal so that the air can't escape or get back in. You have to make sure that you get every little bit of air. So we've sealed the bag and the next thing we're going to do is we're going to extract the air from it.
So what you're left with is a vacuum packed bag. Now, nothing can survive in there. Okay, another handy little tip is something like this pashmina, again, is going to be very attractive to the moths.
Now you might not want to go to the expense of getting it dry cleaned. Obviously, you can't stick it through the wash. But what you can do, you can put it in a bag, you can put it in the freezer.
If you put it in the freezer for a couple of days, the extreme cold will kill of any larvae or any eggs that happen to be on it. And that's how to get rid of moths in your house. .