How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths
May 19, 2022

How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

If you need help getting rid of clothes moths, you’ve come to the right place. Follow 106 Self Storage’s guide and your home will be moth-free with a few simple steps. 

How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

Identify the Clothes Moths

Identifying the clothes moths is an important step when getting rid of them, but you first must know where to look. Clothes moths can be found in the materials of your clothing. Items with silk, cashmere, wool, or animal fur are at risk of being inhabited by clothes moths. Other household items like pillows, blankets, rugs, carpets, and drapes can also be damaged by clothes moths. Begin to sift through your belongings and search for any lingering clothes moths or damaged items. These creatures like to chew holes in the fabrics so that is something to keep an eye out for when searching for them. You can learn more about clothes moths and the environments they live in by, clicking here

Cleaning-Up Your Space

With a clean space, not only will your items be organized but you will no longer have to worry about clothes moths reaching your belongings. Remove any damaged items and things that are infested with clothes moths. You will want to place these in a trash bag and dispose of it immediately. Clothes moths can spread very quickly so it is important that you identify and remove any items containing larvae. Next, create a path in your space to vacuum or sweep or floor. Even if your carpet looks clean, clothes moths can be hiding within the fabric so to ensure that they are removed, spend a few minutes vacuuming. Use a disinfectant spray to clean other areas of the room including flat surfaces or larger items. By doing this, excess dirt and dust will be removed and your space will be moth-free. 

Preventing Clothes Moths

Now that your space is clean, you will need to maintain this in order to keep the clothes moths away. Create a schedule to regularly clean the room during the season. You may not spend much time in this area however, dirt and dust can accumulate over time which can attract clothes moths. In addition, we recommend storing your items in sealed bins. This is one of the best ways to ensure that your belongings remain safe. Humid and dark environments are perfect spaces for clothes moths so we recommend keeping your room ventilated throughout the season.

Store Your Items at 106 Self Storage in Plympton, MA

If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of cleaning your space or just need more room for your belongings, store them at 106 Self Storage in Plympton, MA. Our storage facility is located on County Road and we offer a wide variety of units at affordable rates. Whether you need a unit with drive-up access or outdoor parking for your larger vehicles, 106 Self Storage has got you covered. Keeping your belongings safe is our priority. Our facility has digitally recorded surveillance cameras, monitored gate access, and staff on-site to ensure your items remain secure. Determining the correct unit size to rent can seem difficult, but with our Storage Calculator, we can assist you with finding the perfect storage size for your belongings. We provide packing supplies and materials at our office to help customers store and pack their items. Check out our Storage Tips to learn more about packing your items safely. Don’t wait any longer, and store with 106 Self Storage today!

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About the Author: Paige is a Social Media Coordinator at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She brings the most useful storage tips and tricks to your social media feed and loves a good self-storage pun. Beyond work, Paige spends her free time traveling extensively, her most recent trip being the Andes Mountain region of Bolivia.