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How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

Dealing with clothes moths in your belongings is never fun. If you are sick and tired of these tiny creatures eating holes in your clothing, check out Fenwick Island Self Storage’s guide on identifying and removing clothes moths from your home. 

 How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

Where Are the Moths? 

The first step in the removal process is to identify the moths. Are you spotting the clothes moths near your plants or are they on your shirts and sweaters? There are two species of clothes moths that are a threat to your clothing items: the casemaking clothes moth and the webbing clothes moth—both a yellow or gray color, about 1 cm long. Clothes moths are commonly found in materials such as wool, cashmere, and animal fur. Blankets, comforters, carpets, rugs, pillows, and drapes, are a few other household items that can be infested by clothes moths. As you examine your space for these creatures, be sure to check the dark and humid areas of the room since these are perfect living conditions for clothes moths. 

Clean Your Clothes & Space

Now that the clothes moths have been identified, the next step is to eradicate them. As you examine your belongings, items that are damaged to the point past recovery should be thrown away. Items with minimal damage that can be salvaged should be placed aside to be washed or dry cleaned. Before washing, please be sure to check the labels of these items for wash instructions. Begin to clear the area so you can vacuum and sweep the floor. The removal of accumulated dirt will help keep the clothes moths away. Clean any surfaces in the space with disinfectant wipes. After completing these steps, all of the clothes moths in the room should be removed. 

Prevent Future Clothes Moths 

Maintaining a clean space is crucial in keeping the clothes moths away. With a few preventative measures, you will be able to keep your belongings moth-free. Use airtight bins to store your clothing items in. This will prevent clothes moths from having access to the materials in your clothes. Regularly dusting and wiping down surfaces will help keep the space clean. Also, it is important to vacuum the room multiple times per season. If the space permits, install some form of lighting and ensure the room has a ventilation system. This will contribute to keeping room moth-free. 

Fenwick Island Self Storage in Fenwick Island, DE

If you have cleaned your room and still need more space to store your belongings, rent with Fenwick Island Self Storage. We provide a variety of units in the Fenwick Island, DE area. With our contactless online rental process, you can secure your unit and move in the very same day. Drive-up units, 24 Hour surveillance, and online bill pay are some of the features our facility offers. If you are unsure about what unit size you will need for your belongings, check out our Storage Calculator to help determine the perfect storage size. At Fenwick Island Self Storage, we prioritize the safety of your belongings. To ensure that your items are secure and packed properly, we offer supplies including boxes, bubble wrap, furniture covers, and more. For more tips on storing your belongings, check out our Storage Tips. Renting storage could not be any easier! Visit our site and rent with Fenwick Island Self Storage today!