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What to do if you think you have a clothes moth infestation

If you notice tiny holes inside your clothes or other fabrics, there could be clothes moths living in your wardrobe or drawers. Whilst this can seem like a daunting task at first, it is important to know that there are products available which will work in conjunction to rid your property of these pests and continue to protect garments in the long term.

The first thing to do is remove all items from the affected wardrobes and drawers so you can have a good look at the fabrics individually and clear the surfaces ready for treatment. Any garments you believe to be affected by the moths should be treated with temperature rather than chemicals. This means putting them in a plastic bag in the freezer for 2-3 days or washing them on a high temperature (60 degrees or more) before putting them back. Any extreme temperature is sufficient to kill all stages of the moth lifecycle, even the eggs. It is worth noting also that dry cleaning will do the same job for the clothes in destroying all eggs and larvae.

Once you have been able to assess the clothes and treat them accordingly, you will want to apply a residual spray to the shelves, the backs and sides of the wardrobes and drawers along with any other dark crevices. These are key areas for the moths to lay their eggs as they favour dark spaces within close proximity to a food source. The Formula C+ Spray is perfect for this job as it creates a film of insecticide which remains in place for up to 12 weeks, continuously killing all stages of the life cycle. A secret weapon of the Formula C+ Spray is the Insect Growth Regulator; this works by halting the growth of the moths, which in turn leads to the inability to reproduce. After applying the Formula C+ Spray, wait 1-2 hours until it has dried before putting the clothes back.

To further protect any garments, the Moth Killer Cassettes and the Moth Killer Papers can be placed in wardrobes and drawers. These products release a chemical which kills all stages of the lifecycle, including the eggs. The Moth Cassettes and Papers provide long term protection as they remain effective for up to 6 months.

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