Moths are pests that can cause significant damage. If you have problems with these insects, I present in the following a few tips that will help you get rid of them.
Moths are some of the insects that invade our home and we can not escape easily from, they can be present both in dressing and in the pantry and kitchen cabinets.
First, I should mention how the moths get into our home. They can get inside our home either by dry food, or through contaminated clothing or animals, so it is advisable that before you pack up and store clothes in your wardrobe, wash them.
A golden rule to not have moths is to always keep order in the closet. Even if this seems insignificant, a good organization does much to protect against moths. Every time you clean, it is advisable to give vacuum in the closet and old clothes that you no longer wear to be removed.
Moths that found in homes prefer moist environments; therefore, improper humidity will encourage their appearance. So to have low humidity, turn to an air conditioning or a dehumidifier. You can measure the humidity level with a specific device, which you can find easily in any specialty store.
To get rid of mites and eggs laid, you can use a freezer. This and fridge are safe places to remove moths. If you suspect any article of clothing or food, put it in a bag, which you closed it well and leave it in the freezer for 4 days. Thus, all the larvae will die. If we are talking about clothing you can also step on them at a high temperature.
Lavender is one of the best herbs that you can call to get rid of moths. Furthermore, it will provide a pleasant scent and natural clothing. Hang some bouquets of lavender in the closet or canvas bags filled with dried lavender.
The cedar is an alternative to lavender. Strong smell will remove all moths. You can add a few drops of cedar oil in a bag, to have a stronger smell.
Essential oils are particularly known for their fragrance and for their therapeutic properties. Moreover, they can also be used to clean the house, the disinfection or removal of mold, but also to get rid of moth. You can use eucalyptus essential oil, and herbs such as rosemary, thyme or mint. These are also affecting moths: cinnamon and dried orange slices or lemon.