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How To Get Rid Of Moths Naturally
As far as infestations go, a moth infestation is one of the worst.
23:07 22 March 2023
As far as infestations go, a moth infestation is one of the worst. Commonly found in closets, moth infestations can ruin your clothes as well as cause extreme frustration. Luckily, there is a wide range of different ways to get rid of moths naturally.
If you’re persistent in your efforts to get rid of them, the problem should ease up relatively quickly and with a bit of luck disappear completely over time. However, you can’t hope to get rid of moths from your home if you don’t know how to.
Today, we’re going to show you how to get rid of moths naturally from your home. We’ll show you the best things you can do to solve the problem once and for all. If you’re looking for the best solution for moths, keep reading!
Where Do Moths Come From?
Before we show you how to solve the problem naturally, let’s look at where moths come from and how to tell if you have a moth problem.
Most flying insects are drawn to light, however, moths actually prefer to hide in the dark. Moths will enter your home through doors and open windows in search of somewhere dark to hide. They can be brought into the home on clothing.
More often than not, they will hide in dark cupboards and closets. Moths have a strong sense of smell which draws them to other moths too. Therefore, moths tend to congregate in one place.
How To Tell If You Have A Moth Infestation?
There are a number of telltale signs that could suggest you have a moth infestation in your home. Aside from seeing large numbers of moths in your home, common signs include holes in your clothes, webbing in your cupboards, cocoons in the corners of your closet, a musty smell on your clothes, and larvae on your clothes.
The Best Ways To Get Rid Of Moths Naturally
Now you know more about moth infestations, we can start looking at how to get rid of moths naturally. To do this, we’ve listed the best things you can do to naturally get rid of moths from your home.
If you have a moth problem, we strongly recommend doing some or all of these things.
1. Wash Your Clothes Before Putting Them Away
Moths are drawn to sweat and body oil so something as simple as washing your clothes before putting them away can prevent moths from congregating in your closet. This is particularly important if you plan to store your clothes for long periods of time.
2. Keep Your Closets Well Ventilated
Moths like to hide in warm and dark spaces. Therefore, keeping your closets well-ventilated and cool is a good way to put moths off your cupboards. Increased airflow will keep your closets cool and bring in more light.
3. Vacuum Regularly
Vacuuming your cupboards and closets regularly will remove any debris or eggs that might have been left behind. Vacuuming the home will also eliminate any moth eggs that have landed on your carpet.
4. Make A Natural Repellant
You could always hang a homemade moth repellent in your wardrobe to repel any moths. You can make a natural moth repellent by placing dried rosemary, cloves, thyme, bay leaves, and lavender in a cloth bag. Oils from these herbs can also be sprayed on clothes and in cupboards to repel any moths.
5. Brush Or Beat Natural Fibers Outside
It may seem strange but brushing or beating natural fibers is a great way to remove any larvae that embed themselves on your clothes or rugs. Shaking the fibers outside prevents the moth eggs from landing on your carpets.
6. Inspect Your Clothes And Rugs Regularly
One of the best ways to stay on top of the situation is to keep things well-monitored. Something as simple as checking your clothes and rugs regularly will help you identify the presence of any moths.
7. Store Your Clothes In Airtight Bags
Moths can easily get through cardboard boxes and into your wardrobes. However, they can’t get through airtight clothes bags. As a result, you can reduce the moth problem in your home by putting all your clothes in airtight containers or bags.
8. Wash Your Clothes On A Higher Temperature
Try to avoid this one all the time as it’s less eco-friendly but washing clothes on a hotter cycle can kill any larvae.
In this post, we’ve shown you how to get rid of moths naturally. We’ve also looked at how moths get into your home and how you can tell if you have a moth infestation.
There are plenty of easy things we can do to naturally get rid of moths, it’s just a case of trial and error until you find the solution that suits you. With that being said, you should now try some of the methods we’ve mentioned to see what has the biggest impact.