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messagePlague of clothes moths
Posted by poppylucky 26 June, 2011 08:28

Does anyone know of an effective way of getting rid of clothes moths - they've eaten a lovely cardigan of mine (again) and now there seems to be a plague of them flying all over the house!

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by ClareC 26 June, 2011 10:01

They lay eggs in carpets.... Getting your carpets cleaned will kill any eggs in the carpets.

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by Huguenot 26 June, 2011 10:14

I'm probably worng, but I seem to remember that Sue was the mothinator.

There was an extended (and extremely satsifying) thread on this issue a couple of years ago. IIRC, a swift and final solution was eventually agreed on for the clear and present danger of moths.

Bastards f*cked up an unreasonably expensive suit of mine. They're on my sh*t list.

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by DulwichFox 26 June, 2011 11:27

Zero Clothes Moths Killer.

http://www.tradeinpost.co.uk/bmz_cache/8/87873cdbe7d7f26a57711add4b1b8a9d.image.79x200.jpg


Look Here

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by Huguenot 26 June, 2011 11:41

That is a spectacular website!

The only diaspointment is that they don't have a toothpaste mangle.

I'm confused as to why the the Miracle Tap Sprayer - Chrome/Black Best Seller! which fits 95% of all taps should have such a close following by the buyers of the Adapter S1 for Miracle Tap Spray Connection, which is also a must have.

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by poppylucky 27 June, 2011 07:22

Thanks for all the tips!
I might just try out some of them, i did'nt even realise they done a moth spray.

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by ianr 27 June, 2011 13:26

> Zero Clothes Moths Killer.

...or, How to make a good article of clothing repellent and unwearable...?

"Contains natural floral scents."

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by Sue 27 June, 2011 17:56

Huguenot Wrote:
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> I'm probably worng, but I seem to remember that
> Sue was the mothinator.
>

xxxxxxx

Yep big grin

There's a recent thread (not recently started, but still being posted on) on moths in the ED issues section of the forum, I'll go back and look up the link to the place I used for my (successful - last year anyway!) extermination campaign big grin



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2011:06:27:18:00:55 by Sue.

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by Annette Curtain 27 June, 2011 21:19

Forget moths.

http://www.tradeinpost.co.uk/bmz_cache/1/1ec38acaa04d215269f5e8da6a8ccb8e.image.429x550.jpg It's this you need

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by Sue 27 June, 2011 22:23

I think moths are quite clean already big grin

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by maxxi 27 June, 2011 23:08

Annette Curtain Wrote:
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> Forget moths.
>
> [www.tradeinpost.co.uk]
> 04d215269f5e8da6a8ccb8e.image.429x550.jpg It's
> this you need


Yes Nette and unless I'm mistaken those three compartments contain Blue Curacao, Red Absinthe and Creme de Menthe (for that fresh minty start to the day)

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by NikkiB 04 April, 2012 14:10

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. smiling smiley

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by Sue 04 April, 2012 15:09

Your post on this thread appears to be your very first post on this forum.

Would it be very suspicious of me to think that you may perhaps have something to do with the sites you link to, since they both seem to go to the same website? Both selling anti-moth products? And the wording on the site is very similar to the wording in your post .....

Do you actually live in East Dulwich? Or have you googled for moths and found this thread in order to flog your stuff? You wouldn't be the first one ......

Edited because the rest of my post was a bit pointless given the above big grin



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit was 2012:04:04:15:52:03 by Sue.

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by Loz 04 April, 2012 15:42


messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by Annette Curtain 04 April, 2012 15:45

TopTip™

Only wear synthetic fibres

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by Sue 04 April, 2012 15:50

Annette Curtain Wrote:
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> TopTip™
>
> Only wear synthetic fibres

xxxxxxx

Especially if you want to create loads of static and feel like shit in hot weather big grin

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by Annette Curtain 04 April, 2012 16:02

TopTip™

Move in to an Igloo

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by Sue 04 April, 2012 16:32

Annette Curtain Wrote:
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> TopTip™
>
> Move in to an Igloo

xxxxxxxx

Polar moths?

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by Annette Curtain 04 April, 2012 16:41

TopTip™

Set the Igloo on fire

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by Sue 04 April, 2012 16:49

Annette Curtain Wrote:
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> TopTip™
>
> Set the Igloo on fire

xxxxxxxx

thumbs up

Good thinking

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by PeckhamRose 04 April, 2012 18:26

Well I don't care if the posts were advertising a product, they gave great advice and it was useful, as it has been acknowledged that there were more clothes/carpet moths than there have been for many years, and this year may be just as bad. So thanks for posting. And we hope you'll stay to enjoy the rest of our forum.

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by Sue 04 April, 2012 18:46

Of course she won't "stay to enjoy the rest of the forum", she has registered and posted on here in order to promote her products.

There is already lots of good advice re getting rid of moths on the forum, which is on the thread I gave a link to above.

"Natural" products don't work (moths just ignore them). I have spent a fortune on "natural" products in the past before realising this.

Cleanliness certainly has a part to play.

Traps may give you an indication of the scale of the problem, but do not eradicate it.

Chemicals are the only thing which work in the long term, sad as this may be.

ETA: It is not the fact she has posted on here which I object to, it is the fact that she has not come clean about her connection with the website selling the products which she has linked to.

I don't like people who are economical with the truth.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit was 2012:04:04:18:55:01 by Sue.

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by Annette Curtain 04 April, 2012 19:14

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messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by Sue 04 April, 2012 19:34

Maybe you should sell the idea to Damien Hirst big grin

When he moves on from butterflies big grin

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by PeckhamRose 04 April, 2012 21:34

Cleanliness definitely has a part to play. We have very clean woollen carpets. They love them so much...

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by Applespider 04 April, 2012 22:26

Hate the little blighters but virtually resigned to them now. My nice winter jumpers now go into ziplock bags with lavender/mothballs over the summer. I do like the sticky pheremone traps for the wardrobe though... at least I feel like I"m getting my revenge!

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by Sue 05 April, 2012 11:16

After I had a total blitz last year, using various methods, touch wood I have only had one moth. However I am not complacent, as they seem to come out in warm weather.

The one moth I had flew out of a cardboard shoe box when I opened it - it had never occurred to me moths would like shoes. I don't go into my shoe boxes very often as they contain my shoes with heels big grin

I found the Rentokil moth killer strips and hanging units sorted my problems with clothes (and also fabrics, as I have piles of fabrics waiting to be turned into things). Though when I had the infestation previously I had to spray things like cushions and wall hangings with something which also killed eggs and larvae to sort the problem.

I found a cheap source of the strips and hanging units on Amazon - I'll try to post a link to it, no time to track it down at the moment.

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by Tarot 06 April, 2012 17:15

I once had a whole set of very good sable oil painting brushes eaten by moths,just little dusty stumps left on handles
if only i,d had a picture of my own face when i saw them,still not over it.

messageRe: Plague of clothes moths
Posted by Sue 06 April, 2012 17:35

Tarot Wrote:
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> I once had a whole set of very good sable oil
> painting brushes eaten by moths,just little dusty
> stumps left on handles
> if only i,d had a picture of my own face when i
> saw them,still not over it.

xxxxxxx

Oh no confused icon

Probably a bit like my face when I found they'd eaten most of a wall hanging I'd lovingly woven at a workshop, which was being stored in a cupboard whilst my house was in chaos.

The hanging not the workshop, obviously.

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