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are moths eating my clothes??

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MummyElk Tue 25-Aug-09 22:36:33

I'm SURE someone must have posted this before - but have noticed recently that various of my tops have started getting little holes in them. my DH fobbed it off and said the washing machine/tumble prob did it...but my gut feeling is..it's moth larvae??
What do we think?
I'll post a photo of them if I can work out how to do that. and if it helps.
but you lot are v clever i reckon you can answer it...
And..what's the answer to it? do i wash everything again and get some cedarwood balls or something?
Help!!! shock

CarGirl Tue 25-Aug-09 22:39:15

if you've got moths they're really hard to get rid of.

have you seen any teeny tiny moths and are they eating wool clothes?

Washing machines do make tiny holes in clothes sometimes though, usually in soft jersey material that has got pushed through the drum holes by heavier clothes when being spun.

jkklpu Tue 25-Aug-09 22:40:51

it will be - we've got them back again
can you see tiny sloughed off chrysallis pods on the clothes as well? try cedarwood balls if you don't like the idea of napthalene - we had small baby in our room when we first tried to get rid of them so didn't want traditional mothballs

MrsBadger Tue 25-Aug-09 22:43:36

moths only eat natural fibres and prefer wool

so depends which clotehs are holey

deadlyscorpion13 Wed 26-Aug-09 16:31:57

I had this problem as well, and I found it was my belt buckle, the pin thing was fairly pointy and rubbing on my clothes.

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