How do you know if you have a clothes moths issue? Are you seeing holes in your precious fabrics? With some care and attention, you can get your storage space back to its clean, secure self in no time. Check out Guardian Self Storage’s tips on identifying, removing, and preventing clothes moths from infesting your home.
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. You might find them in items such as pillows, comforters, blankets carpets, rugs, and drapes. 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.
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.
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.
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