How to Get Rid of Moths in the House
One of the most common plagues at home are moths, which somehow get into wardrobes and cupboards making a mess. These insects can attack both clothes and food, which is why it's necessary to prevent their appearance or eradicate if they've appeared if we want to avoid severe damage in our home. In this oneHowTo.com article, we'd like to offer some advice on how to get rid of moths in the house.
Clothes moths are one of the species that cause the most damage at home, as they infect wardrobes and deteriorate our clothes. Here are some products you can use to get rid of moths in the house:
- Lavander bags
- Orange or lemon peel
- Naphtalene or camphor
For more ideas, you can take a look at our article on how to prevent and avoid moths in the closet naturally.
In the case of food moths, it will be indispensable to keep wardrobes & cupboards in maximum hygiene conditions. Moreover, the food must be kept in hermetically sealed pots and you'll have to take special attention to certain products such as flour, dry pasta, etc. because this is where moths appear.
If you think there are moths or you've seen one in your food cupboard, one of the most practical solutions are natural pheromone traps that attract moths and stick to the sticky surface. This is a way of attacking its reproductive system and reducing the number of moths. You'll find them in supermarkets and hardware stores.
We must highlight that the best way not to have moths at home is to avoid them appearing, both on clothes and on food. To do so, it's fundamental to:
- Keep cupboards clean and disinfected.
- Keep your clothes clean.
- Get rid of clothes which have been attacked by moths.
- Check you're not keeping out of date or spoiled food.
- Avoid excess humidity at home.
Other remedies to get rid of moths
Apart from the aforementioned tips and tricks to get rid of moths, there are some other useful home remedies that are just as effective:
- To protect your clothes before storing them, carefully spray them with a mixture of white camphor and half a cup of vegetable alcohol.
- Apply a small amount of laurel oil on your wooden furniture, this will help protect them from moth attacks.
- Mix 1/4 cup of rosemary, thyme, eucalyptus and cloves, introduce them in a cloth bag and place it in your wardrobes to keep your clothes in perfect condition.
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