How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

If you are fed up with spotting clothes moths on your belongings, you’ve come to the right place. Printworks Mill Storage will guide you through removing clothes moths and preventing them from infesting your items. 

How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

Finding the Clothes Moths 

First, you will need to identify where the clothes moths are located. Clothes moths can be found in the fabrics of clothing such as wool, animal fur, and cashmere. When sifting through your belongings, be sure to fully examine them to ensure if there are any clothes moths on them. Clothes moths can also get to other household objects such as pillows, carpets, rugs, drapes, and blankets. Dark and humid environments are perfect areas for clothes moths. Make sure that your area is well lit when inspecting for clothes moths. At times the pests can blend in with the fabrics of the materials they are inhabiting so be sure to fully check your items. If you need more information about clothes moths, click here

Removing Clutter 

Next, you will need to remove damaged clothing and household items. If an item has been infested by clothes moths or has small holes caused by clothes moths, it should be thrown away. If you have items with minimal damage that can still be used, you can set them aside so they can be washed. We recommend using the specific washing instructions provided on the labels. Vacuum any rugs or carpets that are in the room and dispose of the vacuum bag immediately. Lastly, you can begin organizing your belongings to your liking. The cleaner your space is, the more likely it is to stay moth-free. 

Keeping Your Space Moth-Free

One of the best methods for keeping your belongings moth-free is to store your belongings in airtight containers. This is a great way to store more items along with minimizing clothes moths’ access to your belongings. If needed, use tape or bags to cover any seams in the containers. If new items are added to the space, ensure that moths aren’t lingering on any of these objects. We recommend frequently checking the space and cleaning it regularly so dirt/dust doesn’t accumulate. Try to keep the room well ventilated since clothes moths are attracted to dark and moist environments. If you follow these steps, your space will be able to stay moth-free. 

Printworks Mill Storage in Greensboro, NC

If you are running out of room to store all of your belongings, check out Printworks Mill Storage in Greensboro, NC. Our facility offers a wide variety of storage units in Greensboro, NC! From smaller 5×5 units to large 10×20 climate-controlled units, we’ve got you covered. We provide contactless rental options to ensure customers can rent with ease. Our Storage Calculator tool can help you with selecting the perfect unit size for your belongings. At Printworks Mill Storage, we prioritize the safety of your belongings. Our facility has surveillance cameras, personalized keypad access, and on-site professional staff to assist you. While keeping items in storage, it is crucial to pack your items properly. Our Storage Tips can give you more insight on packing your items safely. Visit our site today, and complete your rental at Printworks Mill Storage in Greensboro, NC. 


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Katie Mest

About the Author: Katie Mest is a Content Marketing Specialist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She specializes in writing about the self storage industry, including storage tips and helpful resources. Outside of work, Katie enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors and snuggling in with a crochet project and her cat, Billie.