How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

If clothes moths are getting into your items, you can learn how to get rid of them by following Storage Depot of Dallas’ guide. We will show you how to remove and prevent clothes moths from entering your home, so you can keep them gone for good. See how a few precautions can secure your belongings throughout their time in storage. How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

Identify the Clothes Moths

The first step in getting rid of clothes moths is to identify where they are in regards to your belongings. Clothes moths are known for chewing small holes in items such as clothes, carpets, rugs, pillows, comforters, drapes, and other household items. Items with fabrics such as silk, wool, leather, and cashmere are at risk of being infested by clothes moths. The environment of your space can play a key role in attracting clothes moths. Dark and humid environments are perfect for moths. 

Cleaning Your Space

Cleaning your space and removing the clothes moths are part of the next step of the process. After identifying the impacted items, remove those that are extremely damaged past the point of repair. You can discard these items by placing them in a garbage bin. Do not leave any infested items in your space because clothes moths can spread quickly. The remaining belongings should be washed to ensure that there aren’t any lingering clothes moths on them. Once clean, they can be placed back in your room. We recommend vacuuming if your space contains carpets or rugs as a way to remove the excess dirt. Your space should be completely moth-free once these steps are completed.  

Preventing Clothes Moths

If you want to prevent clothes moths from getting into your belongings, you will need to limit their access to the items in your space. You can achieve this by using air-tight storage bins to store your belongings. These containers are completely sealed so clothes moths will not be able to reach the fabrics in your belongings. Also, we recommend wiping down the surfaces of large items as a way to remove dirt and dust which can attract clothes moths. If your space is dark, you should place a lamp as a form of light which will help keep the clothes moths out.

Store Your Items at Storage Depot of Dallas

Storage Depot of Dallas offers a variety of storage solutions in the Dallas, TX area. We have facilities in Aubrey, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, and Wylie. Take advantage of a seamless rental process where customers can rent their unit online and move in contact-free all within the same day. We strive to provide a simple experience for all our tenants. Our facilities include units with drive-up access, temperature-controlled features, and more. Our facilities are gated and have 24-hour surveillance cameras to ensure your items remain secure. Determining the correct unit size can be difficult but our storage calculator can assist you with that. Just enter the items you plan on storing, and the calculator can suggest a size to best fit your load. If you need extra supplies such as boxes, packing tape, or locks, we’ve got you covered with packing materials for sale in our office. Check out our self storage tips to learn how to pack your items properly. Visit our site and rent a storage unit today.  rent not button
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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.