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Moths- killing them in the tumble dryer

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Newchat Sun 19-Jun-16 13:42:14

We have been given moths- thanks to the generosity of my in laws, but that's another story.
We/, I am having to try and treat them quite urgently as we are moving out and putting a lot of our belongings into storage as we are mid build.
I have been labouriously hot washing and tumble drying everything (we have a two in one machine, so it it is taking ages 😢
Delicate stuff in freezer- now out of space.
And spent a fortune in the dry cleaners.

My question is can I get away with just tumble drying clothing. As they are already 'clean'. I am just being super cautious and don't want any lavae still living.
I am cleaning out cupboards and drawers too and using the chemical moth balls into the boxes I am going to store.
Blooming moths!
Thanks for any advice - especially about the tumble dryer option. She how long I have to hear them up for.

prettywhiteguitar Sun 19-Jun-16 13:54:52

The best treatment is cold (freezer for a few days) then hot so tumble dry ? Or just warm room, then cold so freezer again for a few days.
I have a selection of wool I put away for the winter, I don't put anything with holes in away at all, that gets donated to the dogs home.

But yes freezer overnight, then warm environment then freezer again

Newchat Sun 19-Jun-16 13:59:39

Thank you!

prettywhiteguitar Sun 19-Jun-16 14:43:53

No worries ! I have heavily researched it, we seem to have loads of moths and I have a thing for woollies grin

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