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Laura from New York City writes,
07/29/2014:

Safe for a clothes closet in use?

I live in a small apartment and have clothing moths I've tried to eradicate with a spray but they came back. I have a medium sized closet (not walk in). I'd like to either bomb the closet or use these strips, but my clothes are in there, and the closet opens into my bathroom. Is it safe to use Nuvan strips in a closet that's in use? I can keep the door closed most of the time, but I can't seal it, and I want to continue to wear the clothes hanging in it. If Nuvan is not safe, is there a bomb or similar alternative? Removing all the clothes, spraying them and spraying the closet itself has not worked. It's an older apartment building and I suspect they're in some crevice I can't see or reach.

Answer:

Nuvan ProStrips are labeled to be effective from 2 weeks to 4 months in a closet for insect control. They are labeled for moths not specifically clothes moths. You want to allow the vapors in an enclosed area to build up to a level that will be lethal to the insects that your are trying to eliminate. Opening and closing the doors to these enclosed spaces may result in poor efficacy. It is best to make sure things are loosely packed into the areas to insure that the vapors can adequately circulate through the items that need to be treated. You may contact the manufacturer for more information at 888.462.6822. For treatment of Cloths Moths, please click on the article link below for more detailed information on treatment and product recommendations

http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/how-to-get-rid-of-clothes-moths-a-427.html

 

Answer last updated on: 07/29/2014

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