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May 13, 2022

How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

Don’t let clothes moths continue to chew away at your items. Follow Your Extra Closet’s guide and learn how to get rid of clothes moths. 

How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

Identify the Clothes Moths

The first step in removing clothes moths is to identify them. Getting rid of clothes moths can seem impossible if you do not know where they are.  Clothes moths are attracted to dark areas, so they will be near any space where that has poor lighting. You should check all the clothes in your closet and any other areas where you keep clothes. Look for small holes in clothing or see if there are any webbing or egg casings on apparel. If there are other items besides clothes in this space, they may also be at risk. Rugs, carpets, comforters, pillows, drapes, covers, and other items can be infested by clothes moths. If you want to learn more about these insects and the type of environments they inhabit, click here.

Cleaning Your Space

The second step in getting rid of clothes moths is to clean your closet and any other areas where you keep clothes. Vacuum these areas well to remove any eggs or webbing that might be present. Be sure also to clean any other areas where clothes moths might be present, such as in drawers or on shelves. Wipe these areas down with a cloth dampened with soapy water to remove any eggs or webbing. Use insecticide spray if you suspect that your closet area may be infested. Carefully read the label’s instructions before using any insecticide spray. Items with holes and damage that are beyond repair should be thrown away. The clothes moths will be disposed of and you will no longer have to worry about them spreading to the rest of your space. 

Preventing Clothes Moths

Preventing clothes moths can be done with a few simple steps. Clean your space regularly and vacuum the floor to remove excess dirt. During the season, dust and dirt will accumulate in your room so you will need to disinfect the surfaces of your items to make sure they stay moth free. When adding new items to your space, make sure they are not carrying any clothes moths. Another great method that will prevent clothes moths from spreading is to place your clothing items in storage bins. Sealed storage bins will prevent clothes moths from getting to your belongings. 

Store Your Items at Your Extra Closet

If you do not have enough space for the items, store them at Your Extra Closet. We have facilities located in Jonesboro, AR, Oxford MS, and Starkville, MS. We aim to provide a seamless rental process for customers. We offer contact-free rentals allowing customers to rent their units online and move in within the same day. We prioritize the safety of your belongings and we want to ensure that your storage meets are met. Our facilities include drive-up access, temperature-controlled units, and vehicle parking. Use our storage calculator to assist you with determining the best unit for your items. If you need duct tape, boxes, or other packing supplies, we’ve got you covered. Check out our storage tips and learn how to pack your belongings safely. Don’t wait any longer, and store your items with Your Extra Closet today!