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How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths for Good

Do you have a clothes moths problem? If you are seeing moths in your belongings and do not know how to get rid of them, check out Blythe Landing Self Storage’s tips for removing and preventing clothes moths from entering your home.  

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Three Steps to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

Where/What Are the Moths? Identify Your Pest

One of the first steps in the removal process is identifying the moths. Where do you tend to see the moths? While some moths are attracted to plants, others are attracted to the materials in your clothing items. Some of these materials include wool, animal fur, and cashmere. In addition to clothing, they can inhabit other household items such as blankets, comforters, carpets, rugs, pillows, drapes, and other natural or synthetic fabrics mixed with wool. Lastly, dark and humid environments are perfect areas for clothes moths. To learn more about clothes moths, click here. Be sure to fully examine the room and spot the areas or items that may be infested with clothes moths. 

Clean Your Clothes & Space

Now that the moths are identified, how do you get rid of them? 

After examining your clothes and household items for clothes moths, throw away any belongings that are infested and irreparable. Items that can be salvaged should be placed aside to be washed. Make sure that you check the labels on these items for specific wash instructions. As you continue to go through your belongings, begin to clear a path by moving larger items so you can vacuum the area. After vacuuming the floor you will want to clean the surfaces and corners of the room. Use disinfectant wipes to clean the surfaces and items of any excess dirt. 

Prevent Future Clothes Moths 

Now that your storage area is clean we want to help keep the clothes moths out for good! With a few preventative measures, your home will be moth-free. We recommend that you use airtight bins or vacuum bags to store seasonal clothing items. This prevents the moths from having access to inhabiting the materials of these items. If your space permits, installing lighting to help keep the area well lit would be beneficial since clothes moths are attracted to dark environments. It is important to regularly clean this space and not let dirt accumulate. Vacuuming a few times per season along with wiping down surfaces will keep the moths away. Use eco-friendly cleaning supplies to remove any excess dirt and dust. The cleaner your space is, the less likely it is for clothes moths to inhabit it. 

Blythe Landing Self Storage in Huntersville, NC

Do you need extra space to store your belongings even after you’ve cleaned your home? Check out Blythe Landing Self Storage in Huntersville, NC. Our online rental process couldn’t be more convenient. You can browse our selection of available storage units, rent your unit online, and move in the same day. Our storage facility offers a variety of amenities including temperature-controlled units, drive-up access, indoor storage, and outdoor parking. If you are unsure about the type of unit you will need, our storage calculator can help you with determining the right storage unit that will meet your needs, and our experts are only a call or visit away to answer any of your questions.

Stay Pristine & Secure Year-Round

At Blythe Landing Self Storage, your belongings are our priority. We ensure that your storage remains protected. With our monitored gate access, 24-hour surveillance cameras, and professional staff on-site, we are committed to keeping your belongings safe. Don’t wait any longer and store with Blythe Landing Self Storage today!  

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About the Author: Katie Mest is an SEO Specialist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She specializes in writing about the self storage industry, including storage tips and helpful resources. Outside of work, Katie enjoys camping, hiking, and exploring the outdoors with her newly adopted Greyhound rescue, Titan.