How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths: Effective Strategies for a Moth-Free Closet

We all know how unpleasant it is to search for a seasonal clothing item in storage and find tiny holes throughout it. The good news is Storage Depot of Gainesville has you covered with not only secure self storage space but also expert storage tips for any situation—like dealing with pests! We will guide you on how to get rid of and prevent clothes moths from infesting your items. Stop the problem before it spreads! 

 How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths: A Step-by-Step Pest Control Guide

How to Identify the Clothes Moths 

Clothes moths love to eat away at our clothes, furnishings, and other items. The first step in removing them is identifying where they’re hiding – do you see tiny insects near plants or fabric? They are attracted specifically towards certain fabrics such as woolen cloths which can be found on carpets alongside blankets & curtains among many other things that could conceal these pests within its folds. Moth holes are small and often unnoticed. They’re attracted to dark, humid environments like closets and drawers where you store items such as socks or sweaters with fibers like woolen cloths which make them perfect hosts clothes moths. To learn more about clothes moths, click here

Clean Clothes, Clean Home

Identifying the pests is a process of careful observation. Next, you must eliminate them by throwing away any items that have been infested or damaged; then wash out all salvageable pieces for good measure! Be sure to check each label before putting your clothes in with hot water – some might recommend specific temperatures. Once these steps have been completed, make sure to treat every surface with a disinfectant wipe. Make certain that the surfaces are clean and free from allergens so there is airflow throughout your storage space. Lastly, create a clear path to vacuum the floor. This will remove any excess dirt and dust that may attract clothes moths.

Prevent Clothes Moth Damage 

If you want to keep the clothes moths away, one thing that will help is maintaining an airtight space for your belongings and consolidating them into bins with tight-fitting lids or boxes. This way there are fewer access points where larvae can breed! It’s also important not only to dust all surfaces where moth habits may exist but doing this regularly helps limit their populations before they get out of control. To keep the moths away, regularly vacuum and clean up any messes. If possible install lighting around your perimeter while keeping it dimmed near the center–this creates an environment where clothes moths are unlikely to inhabit.

Storage Depot of Gainesville in Gainesville, FL

Storage Depot in Gainesville offers a variety of storage units for all your needs. You can store items with our contactless online rental process and move in the same day. We have temperature-controlled spaces that are perfect if you want to keep things safe from pests or just need more room than what’s offered at home.  In addition, we have units with drive-up access as well as parking storage for your RV. If you are having difficulty determining which unit size you will need to store your belongings, check out our storage calculator tool. At Storage Depot of Gainesville, we prioritize the safety of your belongings. With professional staff on-site and 24-hour surveillance cameras, we ensure that your items remain secure while in storage. Check out our storage tips to learn key practices and methods for packaging your belongings safely. Don’t wait any longer, rent with us today!

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Paige Weary

Paige Weary

About the Author: Paige is the Reputation Manager at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She is a self storage industry specialist with an appreciation for a good self storage pun. During her downtime, Paige enjoys weight training, kayaking, and losing herself in the pages of a captivating book.