February 11, 2022

How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

Do you have a clothes moths issue? Are you tired of seeing holes in your belongings? Check out Guardian Self Storage’s tips on identifying, removing, and preventing clothes moths from infesting your home. 

How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

Identify The Moths 

Clothes moths are small pests that chew through fabrics typically found in clothing items. Cashmere, wool, animal fur, silk, and leather are some of the materials that they are attracted to. They can also be found in items such as pillows, comforters, blankets carpets, rugs, and drapes. Begin to examine the room where you are noticing the moths and identify the specific items that have been infested by them. Clothes moths prefer to inhabit dark and humid areas. While examining your room, use a light to help identify any moths that may be lingering in dark areas of the room. To learn more about clothes moths and how you can identify them, click here.  

Clean Your Clothes & Space

Once the clothes moths have been identified, you will need to begin cleaning your storage space. As you sift through your belongings, remove and throw away items that have been damaged. Items without damage should be cleaned and washed to ensure that any lingering clothes moths are removed. Clothes moths can hide within the fabric of clothing so it is important to wash your items even if they look clean. Over time, dirt and dust accumulate on the floor so you will want to vacuum and sweep the room. Wipe down any furniture or flat surfaces in the room.  

Clothes Moths Prevention

Now that the clothes moths are removed, you will need to maintain a clean space in order to keep them away. We recommend you vacuum and sweep the floor regularly during the season. In addition, monitoring the humidity of your room will contribute to preventing moths from entering. If your room permits, install lighting to keep your room moth-free. In regards to your clothes and household items, we encourage the use of airtight bins. Not only are they simple and convenient to use as you store your belongings, but they also prevent clothes moths from having access to your items. Lastly, wipe down furniture and surfaces of any dirt or dust.   

Guardian Self Storage in Chamblee, GA 

Do you need a space to store your belongings? Guardian Self Storage has a wide variety of units to accommodate your storage needs. From 5×5 temperature-controlled indoor spaces, parking stalls for RVs, and more – we’ve got you covered! The contactless online rental process ensures the safety of our customers while providing an efficient method in which renters can move right into their new homes the same day they rent it out; no need to waste time going from one place back home again when all that’s needed is some extra room on-site at Guardian Self Storage. If you are unsure about what size unit you need, use our Storage Calculator tool to help you determine the perfect unit for your belongings. Guardian Self Storage offers a variety of storage units to fit your needs. We provide climate control, 24-hour surveillance cameras, and access via keypad or gate – all for the safety of your belongings! Get started today at our website by checking out some helpful tips on how to secure your belongings.


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Paige Weary

About the Author: Paige is a Social Media Coordinator at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She brings the most useful storage tips and tricks to your social media feed and loves a good self-storage pun. Beyond work, Paige spends her free time traveling extensively, her most recent trip being the Andes Mountain region of Bolivia.