I tried all the non toxic stuff and none of it worked. I spent a fortune. Lavender, cedar wood, you name it I tried it.
I regret having had a go at somebody on here who was selling sticky traps. I said they were cruel. Which obviously they are.
However. Having had some favourite items of clothing wrecked by moths - or rather, their vile larvae - I changed my mind.
I have them under control now (famous last words).
I use sticky traps in demi diamonds in every room (don't try and do without the demi diamonds. I had to cut a trap off my partner's hair
I use papers among my clothes and cushions etc (the bastard moths ate most of my cushions) and also those hanging things for wardrobes.
I diarise to replace them when they need to be replaced.
All this also costs a fortune, but at least it works.
But don't get complacent. You think you have got rid of them, but they will come back!
The flying males can be squished if you're quick when they settle on a wall (or with one of those battery operated zappers) but the females are very elusive and slide into tiny places where you can't get at them, very quickly indeed.
I too hate using chemicals, but I honestly think nothing else works.
Same with slugs.
ETA: You probably know this, but although it is the larvae which cause the damage, you need to kill both the male and female moths which will otherwise mate and produce the eggs which hatch into the larvae.
Also (hard for me) they like dusty places. And also unwashed clothes.
I don't use the sprays any more. I stopped when my sister was staying here with her parrot, and never started again.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit was september 14, 10:47pm by Sue.