I've Found Moths In My Home - What Should I Do? - FAQ
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- I've Found Moths In My Home - What Should I Do?
- Identify the problem before you take action. Are they Clothes, Carpet or Food Moths?
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- Have I Found Moths In My Kitchen?
- Customers are often horrified that Moths can be found in the kitchen and when you realise what is happening as they work their way through your cereal boxes it's an unpleasant thought! The quicker you remove them the better!
If you find Moths in the Kitchen the Indian Meal Moth is probably to blame. Using Anti Food Moth Traps are a safe way to deal with them. These Moth Traps are efficient against Food, Flour and Indian Meal Moths. With no odour or insecticide there's complete peace of mind.
Make sure you seal packets of cereals, rice and bread etc. to help prevent them and remove crumbs and bits of food from the bottom of the cupboards and drawers.
- How Do I Stop Moths Eating Clothes In My Wardrobe & Drawers?
- Remove all garments from the wardrobe or drawers and thoroughly vacuum. Use the attachments available with your machine to get into all the corners & shelves, cracks & crevices etc. Vacuuming is essential to combat the moth. Moth larvae will thrive on human & pet hair, lint & other dead insects, but the vacuum cleaner is a very effective way of removing adult moths & also the larvae & eggs from fabrics & out of reach places. If possible take items outside and shake or brush. The Roller Clothes Brush is also great at removing larvae and eggs from fabrics.
Seal areas where moths may be hiding, such as cracks in flooring, shelves, skirting.
Protect your clothes with Moth Deterrents - if you have young children or pets choose an effective but natural Moth Deterrent for complete peace of mind, such as Cedar and Orphea. Acana Moth Killers are extremely effective Moth Deterrents - and an ideal for serious Moth infestations.
Don't replace any of your garments until you have effective Moth Deterrents in place! Once gone you want to stop them coming back by renewing your products when due - some even have a renew indicator to remind you. When you buy Moth Deterrents from Caraselle we also remind you when your Deterrents are due for renewal
- Can I Do Anything About Carpet Moths?
- Your carpets, curtains and furniture are some of the most expensive things you own. But most insurance companies don't protect you from the biggest threat to your home: moth infestation. If you find moths in your carpets, rugs, curtains or upholstery, the Carpet Moth is the problem and it's up to you to get rid of these destructive pests before they destroy your carpets, rugs, curtains and upholstery!
They too thrive in dark and undistrubed places such as the carpet or rug under your furniture! We suggest you thoroughly vacuum the carpet/rug. Remove any attachment from your cleaner to really get into the pile of the carpet.
Carpet Moths are also commonly found at the edges where the carpet meets the skirting board.
Now it's time for protection - once vacuumed spray with Acana Moth Killer Spray or Orphea Salvalana Spray on a regular basis, (test the spray first on a small section of the carpet).
The Orphea Salvalana Spray is practical & easy to use for long lasting protection of carpets, blankets, furs, overcoats, & all heavy & bulky garments. It also protects again Silverfish and is ideal for carpets, upholstery, curtains, blankets etc with it's non-staining natural formulation.
Acana Carpet and Fabric Moth Killer and Freshener Spray is extremely popular because it's a uniquely formulated anti-moth spray that offers complete home protection and is the only spray that doesn't just deter moths, it kills them. In just 15 minutes after application, Acana's potent solution will kill all adults, eggs and larvae hiding in your precious carpets, rugs or sofas. And while it's lethal for them, the spray is non-stain and safe for you, your children and your pets, making it ideal for complete home coverage.
- How Should I Store My Clothes Help Prevent Moths?
- Correct storage is essential in the fight against Moths because moths thrive in dark, undisturbed places.
Grown moths do no eat woollens, they just reproduce. So you rarely find damage in garments that are frequently used. However just as our grandparents used to do, it is a good idea to take the items you don't use much or to be stored outside and shake them, even beat them.
Moths seek food and urine stains, sweat or dead skin to feed on, so keeping clothes & woollens clean will offer some protection, but correctly storing out of season items creates a barrier against the moths. Storing clothes in garment covers and your sweaters in sweater bags will give an impenetrable layer to keep them at bay. Don't forget to store blankets and duvets in suitable storage bags too though!
Using cedar items and other Moth Deterrents in storage bags and boxes will provide an effective moth protection. Don't ignore moths, don't ignore the problem, instead accept that moths are here in greater numbers now & create problems for many of us throughout the year! But you can fight back!