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How To Get Rid Of Moths

October 28, 2015

Summer is coming to an end, and before you know it, you’ll be unpacking your clothes for the cooler season and bidding farewell to shorts and sandals.

If you packed your winter clothes away in the spring, you may be shocked to find moths living in your closet or boxes.  Never fear, because we’ve put together some steps to help you get rid of moths quickly and easily.

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Step #1: Empty and Clean Your Closet

Before you do anything else, your first step to getting rid of moths should be removing any boxes and clothing from the closet you found moths in. Take out absolutely everything. Vacuum every inch of the closet, including the ceiling, if possible, and pay special attention to corners. If it won’t damage your floors and walls, wash them with soapy water.

Step #2: Wash Your Clothes

After removing your clothes from the moth-infested area, give them a good washing. In order to get rid of any moth eggs, it’s best to wash them in hot water, run them through the dryer, and then either steam or iron your clothes when they’re dry. Make sure this step won’t ruin your clothes as some things cannot be washed by machine, put in the dryer, or ironed and steamed.

If your clothes can’t be washed in hot water, freezing them will work just as well. Bear in mind any clothes you decide to freeze will have to be frozen for a while in order to fully get rid of moths.

Step #3: Getting Rid Of Moths With Indoor Moth Traps

If you’re still finding a couple of moths here and there, lay out some moth traps. Indoor moth traps are sticky pieces of paper (flypaper) or cloth that moths won’t be able to fly away from once they’ve touched it. If there are only a few moths left, this should get rid of them.

Step #4: How To Get Rid Of Moths If It’s A Serious Infestation

Even if you’ve cleaned out your closet and heavy duty washed your clothes, you may still find moths flying but don’t know where they’re coming from. If this is the case, the best way to get rid of moths is to call a professional exterminator. They can safely and quickly remove any moths and moth eggs to prevent another infestation.

If you have a moth infestation, contact Magical Pest to come up with a solution to quickly and safely get rid of moths in your home. Call us today at (905) 738-6676 or fill out a contact form for a free consultation.

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