How to Control Moths

How to Control Moths

Moths cause millions of dollars of damage to personal character each year.

As a child, a friend’s mother used to pay us a quarter for each moth we could kill as she hated what they did to her clothes and rugs each year. For such a small creature, they can do tremendous damage!

There is nothing more frustrating than pulling out clothes from last season and finding them unusable because the moths have taken keep up. A perfectly good, expensive sweater with a tiny pinhole that you cannot possibly repair… That is a sure sign of moth damage.

But linens, rugs and furniture are also at risk. Moths lay eggs in these food supplies and once the eggs hatch, it’s a never-ending buffet line costing millions of dollars.

The ONLY way to deal with moths is to prevent them from getting a foothold in your home. They fly in by the doors as you come and go so already the most fastidious housekeeper can end up with these character destroyers. And the worst part is you do not necessarily know there’s a problem until after the damage!

So, what can be done to control moths?

Choose an all-natural pest control product that is safe, green, and effective. Be sure the website or the label has clear instructions to control moths. By applying with frequency, basically you will be creating your very own Cedar Closets and Cedar Chests that tells moths they are NOT WELCOME!

– Depending on the product you choose, it can be applied using a hand or pump sprayer. Inside your closet, apply your favorite all-natural pest control product to the walls, the floor, the shelving, and throughout the carpet in all closets – Bedroom closets, coat closets, broom closets, already pantries.
– Initially spray once a week for two weeks then once every other week.
– Twice each month, open all drawers of your dressers, chests, wardrobes, etc. and spray the sides and bottoms of the drawers to create your own cedar chests.
– Before use, spray inside gym bags, in luggage and suitcases before travel… anywhere clothes are kept or transported.
– If you have storage boxes of clothes, take strips of paper or paper towels and spray them with your favorite all-natural pest control product. After these strips are dry to the touch, store them with the clothes in the container. This creates a hostile ecosystem and moths will not go into the storage boxes and do their damage.
– Depending on how well sealed the storage containers are, you may want to repeat the soaked paper throughout the year.

Be proactive against moths to minimize damage. Let them know that Moths are NOT WELCOME!

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