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Jo from Reston, Va writes,

Hi, which of your products would be best for getting rid of clothes moths?

They've already snacked on some of my good wool clothing.


Clothes moth larvae need the Vitamin B found in soilage to survive. That is why clean garments are far less likely to suffer clothes moth damage.  The best prevention for clothes moth damage is vacuuming the home refularly and cleaning woolen garments before storing them in airtight containers.

  • All fabric pests need higher humidity to survive, so air conditioning and heating help to lower humidity to deter infestations.

  • Dry cleaning is a very effective method of clothes moth control because it kills all stages of fabric pests.

  • Beat and brush woolens and like materials once or twice a month to dislodge or crush eggs and young larvae.

  • Inspect areas where larvae may feed, such as along edges of carpeting, under furniture, and in folds of stored clothing.

  • ProPest Clothes Moths Traps come with a virtually odorless pheromone pack to attract moths.  A safe and easy way to monitor and reduce a population.

  • You can spray a broad-spectrum liquid insecticide such as Suspend SC around the perimeter of rooms and closets and in cracks and crevices.

  • A dust such as Tempo Dust can be applied to heavily infested areas which cannot be reached with a liquid spray. Dusts should not be used directly on clothing or areas which will come in direct contact with skin.

Answer last updated on: 07/02/2015

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