8 tips to get rid of moths

8 tips to get rid of moths. Photo: Pexels
8 tips to get rid of moths. Photo: Pexels

Adult moths are not a major threat to your home, but their larvae, moths, usually feed on fabrics, especially cotton and wool, and dry products like bread and pasta.

Moths can be a major annoyance and damage your clothes, food, and other household items.

But, there are some things you can do to get rid of them and prevent them from reproducing and “taking advantage” of your home again.

8 ways to get rid of moths

Now it’s the long-awaited time! Here are some tips for effective moth removal:

1 – Fill your home with cedar

You can also use cedar oil in a sprayer diluted in water or in a diffuser to spread the smell. Moths and other insects are repelled by cedar pheromones.

2 – Combine dried, crushed, and powdered herbs

Combine the following in a bag to hang anywhere you store clothes or food: lavender, bay leaves, cloves, rosemary, and thyme.

Moths also hate the scents of these herbs. You can also dilute the essential oils of these herbs and spray them on clothes and belongings or use a diffuser with one or more combinations of these oils.

3 – Set a trap

Cover the trap with moth pheromones to attract and keep them stuck to the surface. Once trapped, they can’t escape and eventually die.

4 – Keep your floors, carpets, and frames vacuumed and dusted

Try cleaning your home with a vacuum cleaner, cloths, and cleaning products to keep it free from dust and dirt, which can attract moths into your home. Make sure to empty the vacuum content and wash cleaning cloths regularly so that eggs and larvae don’t grow and develop.

5 – Freeze any clothes or belongings that show signs of moths

Keep these items in the freezer for at least 24 hours to ensure that all larvae are killed.

6 – Wash clothes that contain larvae or eggs

Use hot water and high temperature if possible. For clothes that can’t be washed or dried hot, put wet clothes in the freezer for a day to kill larvae and eggs.

7 – Use vinegar to help

Wash and scrub all areas where you found larvae or eggs with a solution of vinegar and water.

8 – Consider calling a pest control service

Sometimes, removal and prevention techniques aren’t enough. If you have a moth infestation that’s out of control, contact a local pest control company and see what solutions they can offer.

Source: Healthline

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