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February 21, 2022

How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

The time spent cleaning up from clothes moth infestation is not only tedious, but it’s also an unpleasant experience. Thankfully Storage Depot of Gainesville has you covered with our interactive guide on how to remove and prevent these pests from inhabiting your belongings. 

How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

Finding the Moths 

There are many different insects that can cause holes in our clothes and furnishings, but one of the most common is a moth. Clothes moths love eating away at fabric–especially woolen cloth which may be found in other items such as carpets, blankets, and curtains. To remove them you’ll first need to identify where they’re hiding. Be sure to thoroughly check your clothing and other household items for small holes and clothes moths. Clothes moths are attracted to humid and dark environments. If your space has poor lighting and you are noticing many clothes moths, this may be a causing factor. If you are interested in learning more about clothes moths, click here.

Creating A Sanitary Storage Environment

Identifying the clothes moths is a process of cautionary observation. Begin to examine your belongings and look for damaged items. You must eliminate any items that have been infested or damaged; then wash out all salvageable pieces for good measure. Before washing these items, be sure to check their labels as some may have specific instructions (especially if they’re sensitive). Next, you will want to wipe down the surfaces in the room to ensure that dust and dirt aren’t lingering on any objects. Vacuuming the floor will also remove the excess dirt that is accumulated in the room. Once you have completed these steps, the clothes moths should be removed from the room. 

Clothes Moth Prevention Tips 

There are many ways to keep the moths away from your clothes, but one of their most important strategies is breeding in limited spaces. To do this you need an airtight space for your belongings. Consolidating these items into bins with tight-fitting lids gives the moths fewer access points where larvae can breed. Dusting and wiping surfaces down regularly is another practice that will help keep the moths away. If your space begins to get cluttered, organize your items to help keep the space clean. Vacuum the floor multiple times during the season to keep the room dust/dirt free. If your room has poor lighting, try installing a light to prevent the area from getting dark making it a perfect environment for clothes moths.   

Storage Depot of Gainesville in Gainesville, GA

Storage Depot of Gainesville has the perfect storage unit for you! We offer a variety of units so that no matter what your needs are, we can help. From small 5×10 climate-controlled units to large 10×20 drive-up units, we’ve got you covered. We provide a contactless rental process where you can rent your unit online and move in all within the same day! Our Storage Calculator tool can assist you with determining the correct unit size to store your belongings. Safety comes first at Storage Depot Gainesville. With 24-hour surveillance cameras and professional staff on-site, you can rest easy knowing your belongings will be safe while in storage with us. Check out our Storage Tips for packing your items so they stay protected here. Don’t wait any longer and rent your storage unit today!


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Paige Weary

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.