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Clothes moth infestation

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spiderslegs Thu 21-Jul-11 18:34:06

Have just found out I've been infested by clothes moths, the bastards have chomped through Toast woollens, Brora cashmere, Missoni, Goat etc etc.

I've put everthing I can in the freezer - how long do I have to keep them in there?

Also, do they just eat woollens or will the go for wool jackets, silk or anything else?

I feel like crying.

Have had to medicate with early wine.


dreamingofsun Thu 21-Jul-11 19:40:47

oh you poor thing. i live in dread. i think its 2 weeks then you take them out for a week and then freeze again. but search here as there was a thread recently and i'm doing this from memory

spiderslegs Thu 21-Jul-11 19:40:52


spiderslegs Thu 21-Jul-11 19:43:11

Ahh - thanks dreaming - posted my anyone? before refreshing, right, will do that, am seriously considering chucking all the food away so I can cram everything in.

It's bloody heartbreaking - I well up every time I think about it, obviously not massive in the scheme of things but my beautiful clothes. <sobs>

spiderslegs Thu 21-Jul-11 19:44:58

And - can I have the damaged things repaired? My darning is not really up to this one.

dreamingofsun Fri 22-Jul-11 11:03:22

i would take them to a seamstress, or needlewoman and ask. think i will depend how bad the damage is and where, eg small hole at the back less of an issue than a large one near your bust. they will need to match the thread carefully

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