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Moth Entered Wardrobe - We're Going on Holiday. Any Quick Ideas, Please? Help...

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Candelle Sat 28-May-16 09:53:34

Dear GN-ers

Does anyone have any ideas on how to deal with our problem: I saw a moth go into a wardrobe last night. I just couldn't get to it in time and it disappeared. We are about to go on a longish trip and I fear my clothes will be no more on our return.

Any ideas? Please don't say take everything out as this wardrobe is packed to the gunwales and more. I think it would be impossible to find the moth - or its prodigy.

I'd be very grateful if anyone has had experience of this and what to do in a day (whilst packing etc!).

Many thanks.

Newquay Mon 30-May-16 16:24:53

Oh spiders-I've just fainted! How do you get rid of them then?

annodomini Mon 30-May-16 16:28:42

My woollen and cashmere garments are stored in ziplock bags after washing.

eGJ Tue 31-May-16 11:59:00 All their products are wonderful and really work. smile They supply museums and you can see them working as the pherenome traps do just that! grin

Elrel Tue 31-May-16 12:26:00

eGJ - will try that website as I've seen a couple this week. Had an infestation a few years ago and shall never again buy a wool carpet. So many nibbled corners under bookcases and behind heavier furniture, so many odd little holes in stored clothes.
There really has been a recent moth resurgence (as Lynda Snell might say) and the old fashioned mothballs were toxic.

AnnieGran Tue 31-May-16 12:55:34

Interesting, Elrel.
My daughter's carpets are being chomped away at from the edges inwards, she won't use chemicals in case they poison the cat, even though a new cat is cheaper than new carpets. Joke.

I had a wardrobe problem and some of my vintage Laura Ashley woollens (waiting for me to be slim enough to wear them again) were being feasted upon. A magazine's advice column said have EVERYTHING dry cleaned. Yeah, like anyone normal can afford that.

There was another thread here about housework, where Borax was mentioned, non toxic, kills moths. I expect it is now sold out all over the parts of the world where Gransnet is read.

Candelle Tue 28-Jun-16 00:00:07

Just a brief update should anyone be in a similar position.

We rushed out and bought some of Rent*kill's Clothes Moth Killer Papers and stuck them in all our wardrobes.

We have been away a little over three weeks and on checking my woolens, including a fair few cashmere sweaters.... no holes or nibbled bits!

It may be too early to crow as the little blighters are probably devious and just waiting until I relax but... at first glance this seems to have worked and I do feel I can recommend them.

They were oh so easy to use and if they last the six months that is promised, I think this is an excellent product.

Rapunzel100, many thanks for your kind advice. I am very grateful.