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Moths living in your home can be a nuisance to you and can cause damage to clothing, linens, and your pantry food. Moth infestations can occur in various areas of your home, depending on the type of moth and what it eats. Here are some tips to help you get rid of a moth infestation in your home.
Use Safe Repellents
Many people use mothballs to repel and stop moths from taking over areas in their home. Mothballs are not only bad smelling, but they also contain dangerous chemicals that can be harmful to you and your family and pets. Mothballs contain naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene (PD) and are toxic to humans in addition to moths.
There is a reason that cedar chests are built to hold your items for safekeeping, as the oils in cedar repel and kill moths. Moths don't like the smell of cedar, so you can place cedar chips, cedar balls, or a cedar oil sachet in storage closets and other places you have a moth problem to get rid of them. You can also use camphor as a way to repel and kill moths. Camphor comes in several forms that you can place in areas of your home where you need to eliminate moths.
You can use flypaper and some tuna oil on a cotton ball to attract and trap moths. Soak some tuna oil into the cotton ball, stick it onto the flypaper and hang it in a closet or room with a moth problem.
Use Low Temperatures
Items in your home can become infested with moths and their larvae and eggs, which allows the moth problem to continue. It is recommended to throw out any infested food items and packaging where moths may eat and make a home, but you can salvage some items by freezing them.
Place the items inside a sealed zip-closure bag and set it inside the freezer for a few days. The cold temperature kills any moths and larvae, as they cannot survive these low temperatures. Use the freezer method to treat clothing that cannot be washed in dried in a heat setting, which also kills the moths and their larvae.
Store Food Items Appropriately
Moths can find their way into food packages that are paper, cardboard or plastic, as they can chew their way through or find a tiny opening. Once you have treated your home to eliminate and kill the moths, place any new food items into moth-proof containers, such as glass jars with sealing lids. Canning jars are best to prevent and stop a moth infestation, as the lid on each jar has a rubber ring that seals the top of the glass jar completely. Remove crackers, cookies, and other foods from their paper and cardboard packages to place them into a canning jar for safe storage.
Contact a company like Sentinel Pest Control for more information and assistance.Share
16 December 2017