How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths for Good

Are you finding holes in your stored clothing? Getting rid of clothes moths can be an annoying task but with a few simple steps, you will be able to remove them from your home for good. Follow Keep Safe Storage’s tips to learn how to get rid of clothes moths and prevent infestations in the future. We will guide you through identifying and removing the pests so you no longer have to worry about them getting into your belongings. 

How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

Pes Tips: How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

Finding the Clothes Moths & Identifying Them

The first step in the process is to identify the clothes moths. Clothes moths are attracted to materials found in clothing items such as wool, animal fur, cashmere, and other fabrics. Clothing items may not be the only things that the moths have infested. Items such as drapes, carpets, rugs, pillows, and blankets are at risk too. Examine these items for clothes moths and look for any damage that may have been caused. Clothes moths chew holes in the fabrics so if you notice any gaps or holes in your belongings, it is likely caused by the clothes moths. To learn more about them and the type of environments they inhabit, click here

Removing Clutter & Sanitizing

Cleaning and removing damaged items from your space is the next step in the process. Once the moths are identified, separate your items and place damaged belongings in a pile to throw away. Any items that can still be used should be placed aside to be washed later. Be sure to follow any specific washing instructions that these items may have. Be sure to follow any specific washing instructions that your items recommend to prevent any further damage. While these items are washing, begin to clean your storage space and organize any clutter that is in the room. Sweep and vacuum the floor to prevent dirt from accumulating. Lastly, dust and wipe the surfaces of items in the room. Removing dirt and dust from the room will help keep the clothes moths away.  If these items have specific washing instructions, be sure to follow them to

Keeping Your Space Moth-Free Long-Term

Keeping your space clean will keep the clothes moths away. If you have a lot of clothing items and other belongings that could be consolidated, use airtight bins for storage. Clothes moths will no longer have access to your belongings and there will be even more space for you to utilize in the room. As dirt and dust accumulate, be sure to vacuum and sweep the floor. Create a schedule to regularly clean the space during the season. As you clean you should also check any items that are left out to ensure that there aren’t any clothes moths lingering. Your room may have a ventilation system in place and if so, make sure that it is set to an appropriate temperature setting to keep your items in good condition. 

Keep Safe Storage In West Haven, CT

If you need more space to keep your belongings, store them with Keep Safe Storage. Our storage facility is located in West Haven, CT, with a prime location to conveniently take on your storage needs. We offer a variety of units and amenities to assist you with storing your items.

With our online storage rentals, you can rent a unit from the comfort of your home and move in within the same day. Unsure about what unit size you need? Our storage calculator tool can assist you with determining the best unit for your storage needs. We offer temperature-controlled and drive-up units with interior/exterior door access. With our enhanced security systems and on-site staff, we ensure that your items remain secure at our facility. If you need assistance with packing or just need general storage advice, check out our storage tips. Visit our site to learn more about our units and amenities. Rent with Keep Safe 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.