Hi there - Clothes moths are an ongoing problem, and unless you deal with them effectively they will continue to plague you. Here are some tips to help you remove the source of the problem, and prevent further clothing damage:
1) Empty your affected drawers and cupboards and thoroughly vacuum the entire area, making sure you get into all the nooks and crannies, and also vacuum the surrounding carpets and skirting boards in the room to ensure that all the larvae has been removed.
2) Thoroughly clean all the clothing that has been in the affected area.
3) Spray the cupboards, wardrobes and drawers to kill all the eggs and larvae that are present and causing the damage.
4) Use natural moth repellents and deterrents. Cedar wood is a popular choice, and a wide range of products such as moth balls
are available. Additional storage such as protective bags for expensive garments may also be considered.
5) Install moth traps in the affected areas to monitor the presence of adult moths and to break the breeding cycle. Remember to replace your deterrents on a regular basis, two to four times per year, and this should result in a moth-free environment.
Taking these measures against clothes moths
are important as the most expensive items, such as cashmere, are the most vulnerable to moths. A recent feature in early 2012 about Moth Infestations on the BBC's THE ONE SHOW and several related discussions on BBC RADIO 2 over the past year (including Chris Evans, only last week, worried about his holey jumpers!) highlight just how widespread the problem has become. Good luck, and I hope you resolve your problem.