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moths in clothing - best ways to get rid of them??


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The sticky traps work best for us and I also use spray on individual ones. All available on Amazon. It's a war of attrition!


We had our wool carpets cleaned last year and paid extra for anti-moth spray to be put down at the same time and I think that was a waste of money. In the end we have replaced our wool carpets with synthetic (nowadays they look and feel really good).

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thanks for the feedback so far.

We also used to find the sticky traps were good (got them from Dulwich DIY) but the last 2 lots did not work at all- if you have a specific brand you have used that still works can you let me know thanks!

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You have to get the eggs - and stop the cycle. Its too late when the moths are out as it is the larvae that eats stuff.

The eggs are tiny yellow/gold specks in cracks and crevices. Lakeland do a spray that kills the eggs. I could see them flying about but did not know the source. Investigated and found where they were hatching and eating the carpet, hoovered, sprayed - and the number of moths massively reduced. I have then done a more systematic inspection of the carpeteed areas, with the spray. This is recommeneded to be repated 30 days later (a step I did not do last time). Numbers are massively down. But I know the behind the bookshelves and under beds area will probabaly be my undoing. Is something that needs to be done regularly. War of attrition indeed.

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I use the moth pheromone sticky traps. They only attract the male moths but this prevents them from breeding (or is it the other way around?) It seriously cut down the number of moths year by year but suddenly this year they are back in avengence. Will have to invest in a spray too.
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What we done was to use the spray all over the rooms they had invaded and made sure to leave all the windows open, we done this on our way out of the house as the spray is bad if you have infants in the house.

Once we got back home this had got rid of most of the moths, any that were still around we sprayed and we also put moth balls around the house.

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Is therea particular brand of moth pheremone traps you find works? I bought some from Farmers and they've been useless, I've caught more myself!


I thought perhaps I'd bought a dud batch so bought more from Farmers and also bought a second lot from Amazon. The one from Farmers has caught 3 in the last two months - the ones from Amazon caught nothing. I've swatted about 60 (easily more, I swot about 4 a day) myself.


I'm spraying the house every few days. Sigh and yet they still they keep coming back.


damzel Wrote:

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> I use the moth pheromone sticky traps. They only

> attract the male moths but this prevents them from

> breeding (or is it the other way around?) It

> seriously cut down the number of moths year by

> year but suddenly this year they are back in

> avengence. Will have to invest in a spray too.

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