Clothes Moth Control – How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

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Clothes moth control by Toxic Respond and their larvae can be a real nuisance, causing unsightly holes in clothing, carpeting and other materials as well as leaving behind frass (insect excrement that looks like grains of sand), webbing and a host of other signs of infestation. These pests often go undetected until the damage is extensive and requires professional intervention to reclaim items. Preventative measures are essential to preventing moths from infesting a home or commercial facility and many of them are simple and inexpensive. Thoroughly cleaning fabrics, such as a laundry room with a steamer and vacuuming cracks and crevices where larvae may be hiding will eliminate their food source and keep them away.

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A wide variety of fabric pest control products are available for both repelling and treating infested items. Two of the most commonly used are paradichlorobenzene, known by the trade name mothballs, and naphthalene. These chemicals, when used in a manner as recommended on the label, are lethal to all stages of clothes moths and other fabric pests.

A more natural alternative is organic diatomaceous earth, which has no toxic poisons but effectively kills moths on contact and works great for both treating infested items and as a deterrent for future infestations. Other natural odorants, such as thyme, rosemary and bay leaves are also naturally repulsive to moths. These herbs can be placed in small bags and hung in closets and other storage areas.