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HormonalHeap Tue 16-Feb-16 15:16:16

'That' time of year's come early.. They only like the best, cashmere and fine cotton. Found what looks like larvae on a few jumper sleeves and bought a spray online which is so powerful it's going to kill me before the moths.

Anything else that works?

TheGreatSnafu Tue 16-Feb-16 15:19:13

Oh, god, here too. I've bought everything that Lakeland sell, spray, hangers, sachets, sticky things and we still we have them. Just noticed DS's wool coat has been targeted.


joyalf Tue 16-Feb-16 15:19:38

I had this problem a few years ago. I washed everything cold then froze the jumpers for a few days (OH thought I had lost it) then washed them again, hoovered all drawers, wardrobes etc. then hung those little lavender pouches with the clothes. Worked well, we've had no return visits. I hate bloody moths!

cozietoesie Tue 16-Feb-16 15:27:23

Constant vigilance, serious hoovering and pheromone traps has done it for me but it took some two years - and will continue for evermore I suspect. (The sprays I found in the hall cupboard have been removed from the market now - I think they were regarded as too deadly to sell.)

AveEldon Tue 16-Feb-16 15:42:20

We had the professionals in to spray the whole house
Fingers crossed it has worked

HormonalHeap Tue 16-Feb-16 17:54:30

Thanks all- Joyalf did freezing your clothes not ruin them? Lavender pouches/moth balls never do the trick here. Upsetting thing is we moved 6 months ago, must have brought them with us from old house!

joyalf Wed 17-Feb-16 10:19:01

Nope i was worried it would but it was fine. I washed everything but only froze wool as that's where i found all the little caterpillar things. Freezing was fine on them all.

EmpressofBlandings Wed 17-Feb-16 18:53:20

I suppose sheep wander around in freezing weather so it makes sense that wool is fine to freeze!

Pheromone traps here, and enthusiastic squishing of any I find on walls etc. And washing knitwear more often than I probably would otherwise, as it's actually the stuff from you that they feed on apparently.

HormonalHeap Thu 18-Feb-16 11:58:51

Thanks all I'm moving the chicken soup out of freezer to make room..

Linok Thu 18-Feb-16 13:07:41

Spraying all clothes deposits with anti moth spray every 2 weeks for a few months, the only thing that helped me

Sasty84 Thu 18-Feb-16 23:04:54

Linok can I ask which spray you used which helped?

Linok Tue 23-Feb-16 11:01:15

ZERO IN clothes moth killer, use liberally, spray in corners and along the skirting. I even sprayed wool coats ( do it outside ) before putting them into bags for winter storage

Sasty84 Tue 23-Feb-16 11:08:16

Thanks, this is the one I've tried to use but found it was so strong it nearly killed me toogrin

TheGreatSnafu Tue 23-Feb-16 11:08:24

Oh, that's great recommendation, Linok - I had tried to find a supplier of something more serious than the lavender sachets that I bought from Lakeland.

Very pleased to find the website: after searching for Zero In.

Thank you.

ilovevenice Tue 23-Feb-16 11:18:10

I work in a museum and we regularly freeze wool items. Wrap them in polythene (or a plastic bag!). They need to stay in for a few days.

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