How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths
February 18, 2022

How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

If you’re seeing clothes moths in your belongings and don’t know how to get rid of them, check out these tips from Storage Depot of Virginia Beach at Castleton Commerce Park! We will guide you through the process of eradicating the pests from your storage space. 

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How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

Identifying the Moth Problem 

Identifying the clothes moths is a crucial first step in removing them. Where do you tend to see these creatures? Some are attracted only to plant matter, while others can dwell anywhere with natural or synthetic fabrics mixed into wool; this includes blankets and carpets alike. These pests tend to chew holes through these fabrics so if you notice small rips or holes in your clothing, it was most likely caused by the moths. In addition, clothes moths prefer environments that are dark and humid. If you would like to learn more about clothes moths and the types of environments they inhabit, click here

Clean Your Space to Stay Moth-Free

After examining your clothes and household items for clothes moths, throw away any belongings that are infested with dried-up skins or irreparable holes in the fabric; then wash anything salvaged by hand to prevent further damage. Don’t forget to check the labels for washing instructions. You can then start vacuuming large areas where these pesky creatures have been sighted – just make sure to also clean the surfaces and corners of the room since there may be some small moths that are lingering. Use disinfectant wipes to remove excess dirt and dust from any objects in the room. 

Protect Your Belongings

The final step is to prevent clothes moths from attacking your belongings. With a few preventative measures, your home will be moth-free. We recommend that you use airtight bins or vacuum bags to store seasonal clothing items and install lighting in order for the area around these storage objects to be well lit since clothes moths are attracted to dark environments. It is also important not to let dirt accumulate on surfaces or on the floor. We recommend creating a schedule to regularly clean the storage space. Vacuuming and wiping down surfaces will help keep the room clean. The cleaner your space is, the less likely it is for clothes moths to inhabit your belongings. If you are adding new items to your space during the season, make sure that they are clean and free of moths.  

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