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To be anxious because I just saw a clothes moth flutter by......

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cozietoesie Sun 31-Mar-13 10:14:51

I mean - it was only three days ago that I emptied an old campaign chest - which has been closed for a good year or more.

How long do these things live?

<worried about carpets>

HappySeven Sun 31-Mar-13 10:52:39

You can buy clothes moth 'catchers' which might put your mind at rest. Any decent jumpers you can put in the freezer to stop the larvae hatching as it's the larvae that eat the wool. Are you sure it was a clothes moth though?

cozietoesie Sun 31-Mar-13 12:26:21

Oh I have catchers - they're only as good as they are, though. And yes - it was a clothes moth.

I thank you for the tip about jumpers but how do you put a carpet in the freezer?


Skinnywhippet Sun 31-Mar-13 18:14:21

Be worried! I lived in an old rented flat and it was completely infested. Nothing we could do to save our clothes ( though we tried everything). Once we moved out we managed to eradicate. One thing I did was to to store rugs and clothes in those vacuum pack bags with the special moth papers for a good 6 months after we left to prevent bringing into the new house. Also, put the hanging sticky pads everywhere- they catch the male moths so they can't reproduce and lay eggs. It is the larvae that eat your clothes. Check darks places too. Might be worth spraying the chest with a moth killer spray also. Hope you get rid of them!

HappySeven Mon 01-Apr-13 09:57:55

Can the council help? Ours were really good when we had carpet beetles.

SoWhatIfImWorkingClass Mon 01-Apr-13 10:24:22

The larvae are disgusting little bastards. I remember finding some under my bed and being completely grossed out.

HSDonline Thu 18-Apr-13 10:25:53

Hi cozietoesie,

I just read your message and I want to help you.

I work for an online company that sells professional pest control products really cheap, including Moth Killer products.

-You've got few options to get rid of Moths, first of all would be the traditional trap.
These effective traps are designed to be hung in clothing storage areas, are simple to assemble and installed in seconds.

-Then, you can choose the Moth repeller.

-You can also choose a Moth spray (really good to eradicate larvae)
(Clothes moth larvae can be difficult to detect, since they shun the light, although their effects are far more evident.
Once located, infested food stuffs must be removed and Protector C insecticide (for example) applied to the surrounding area).

Have a look to our range of Moth products:
Moth Repellents

Hope it will help you! smile

rust7352 Fri 30-Jan-15 14:03:18

HELP!!!!! I am moving from a home that is infested with moths to a new apt.....I have a long-haired cat that has been living in home for years that i am taking with me....Can pets be carriers of moth larve....should I be concerned about this.....? Im moving soon and am VERY distressed about this...I have spent thousands of $ already drycleani9ng and cleaning just my wardrobe, etc

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