The moth does not fly from one floor to the next in search of the most delicious fur coat. Therefore, the word "wound up" here is not quite suitable. Mole in the closet with clothes appears with clothes, that is, they bring it. Yes Yes! On new things! Exactly! Once these things were in the warehouse, and before that the material that went over them also lay in another warehouse, in large heaps. And in one of the warehouses, the larvae moths had time to successfully pupate and, together with a new coat or an incredibly expensive fur coat, penetrated the coveted wardrobe. Therefore, the first rule of the fighter with the moth: "Check things before entering the house."
Pray no entry!
Fabrics, clothes, bedding, carpets, yarn - everything must go through inspection even during the purchase. Especially careful is the "wool" on the subject of small white cocoons things on sales (they were in one place for a long time) and fur coats at traveling fairs. The more fur coats are sold in one place, the more likely they are to be sold along with uninvited guests. It can be cocoons, and quite stirring larvae, which with appetite eat up thousands of fur coats in the window.
The presence of pests in furs and textiles primarily speaks of the irresponsibility of the sellers. If in doubt, the purchased item should be attributed to dry cleaning. After special treatment, the pest will not want to eat this particular material for a long time.
Cold and hunger
The pest eats not only wool sweaters and socks. In the absence of wool, flax, cotton, and even blended materials will be used. This commode gourmet does not digest pure synthetics, but the threads of artificial and natural fibers are perfectly absorbed by it. Therefore, thinking how to protect clothes from moths, do not forget about other textiles - towels, threads, fabrics, bedding.
4 times a year the enemy needs to arrange fasting days. At this time, the entire contents of the cabinets are reviewed, the cabinets themselves are thoroughly ventilated. The ideal option - the fight against pest during the winter holidays. At this time, from the bins, you can transfer everything to a balcony or to a snowy courtyard. The larvae and butterflies will not tolerate a long cold, and the cocoons will spoil.
War of aromas
Protection from moth folk remedies effective under all the conditions listed above. If the cabinet is well ventilated, things are checked and the temperature in the house is not more than 21-22 degrees, then you can set the second stage of protection - sachet. Lavender flowers or dried leaves of geranium, eucalyptus are piled inside the canvas sacks. If everything is difficult with flowers and leaves, you can buy lavender and geranium essential oils at the pharmacy. They should be used carefully, it is necessary to exclude contact with things and skin.
Top 3 plant defenders from butterflies and larvae of this unpleasant animal:
That tobacco that is in cigarettes, can really scare off pests from the cabinet. But to use this tool is not recommended, because the characteristic aroma of tobacco firmly eats into clothes and shoes. The most reliable option - start in the room where there is a wardrobe with textiles, geranium, tobacco or lavender in a pot. The aromas of the home garden from the window sill will quickly reach the closet and explain the moth that now she is on a diet.
A mole is a sign of mismanagement, say purity experts. Therefore, a laundry soap on a gray butterfly and her cubs has an incredible effect. The simple and pungent smell of laundry soap frightens off moths as effectively as lavender.
And she is afraid of high temperatures. At 30-degree heat, textiles are quickly freed from the gray yoke. When washing things in the framework of Operation Antimol, the maximum possible water temperature is set. Minimum - 50 degrees.
More craftsmen recommend dripping vinegar on a hot iron and "fumigate" this cupboard. It is believed that a pair of vinegar for moths are destructive.
The best option is a combination of all possible domestic measures and dry cleaning. Cleaned things are easier to save from moths and save until the next season, for solemn exits, for posterity and for the “when the hands reach” situation.
Characteristics of a clothes moth
As soon as it is not called: coat, clothing, carpet. But it still remains a pest, an insect of the mole family, called the moth of the present. Pests differ in size, habitat and taste preferences. What the clothes moth likes to explain is unnecessary, everything is clear from the definition. In addition to woolen and fur clothing, furniture upholstery, curtain curtains, natural carpet coverings spoil.
The pest has a nondescript external data. This is a beige insect with a slight pearly bloom on the wings, decorated with fringe. The parasite flies rarely, preferring to hide in shelters. If you find a flying insect, know that it is a male. The female sits in its habitat and is engaged in the deposition of embryos. The eggs hatch from the larvae, which are harmful to things. In caterpillars well developed, gnawing mouth organ. Under natural habitat conditions, the caterpillar eats animal wool, plant fibers, and bird feathers. In residential buildings it is a pest of clothing, furniture, textiles. Sometimes the mole does not disdain and synthetics, if it lacks natural tissues for nutrition.
How to keep wardrobe from moth
The pest loves worn items that have absorbed body odor, sweat and greasy secretions. That is why the most vulnerable places on wearing clothes are always cuffs, collars and other places that are in close contact with the skin. It is there that scabs, worn-out cloths and holes are most quickly formed.
Lukomey is the most of all for clothing moths made of cloth, drape, knitwear, all, natural wool and fur clothing are used: fur coats, collars, hats, sleeves trim.
The main preventive measure is regular cleaning and washing things.. Do not keep worn items in the wardrobe. The human smell will attract the parasite and then not only the erasable thing will suffer, but also all things hanging in the closet.
Special care must be taken when preparing seasonal items of clothing for long-term storage. It is necessary to clean not only fur coats and hats, but also felt boots, coats, jackets, mittens, shoes, bags. In the points of dry-cleaning there is such a service as anti-mole impregnation. It is non-toxic and effective up to six months. Just enough to keep an expensive item until next season.
Regular inspection and cleaning of wardrobe contents also helps prevent the spread of insects. Sunlight is hated for moths, so air the cabinets and roast clothes in the sun or freeze in cold weather. Or at least just vigorously shake out in the fresh air.
In large fur parlors or dry cleaners, there is such a service as storing products in special refrigerators. At low temperatures, clothing not only does not suffer from the larvae of the pest, but does not burn out in the sun and does not absorb dust.
Protective cover for clothes
Special covers help to keep seasonal products from pests, dust and odors. Good covers from proven manufacturers sell in fur stores, hardware stores. For their manufacture takes a modern synthetic "breathable" fabric. The case is equipped with a hermetic zipper or Velcro tape.
Some manufacturers impregnate covers with special repellents. This is a great option to save expensive fur products. But, unfortunately, impregnated covers can not be used in the apartment, where allergy sufferers live. Antimolar protection is toxic. If you decide to purchase such protective covers, then take care of storage space. Packed things in them better to keep away from others, to prevent contact. The term of impregnation in cases up to 1 year.
You can make a cover for clothes yourself. Cut a rectangle out of thick cotton linen or light plastic. Sew it on three sides (sides and bottom), sew a zipper. Self-made storage media should be washed after removing the product for wear. Before placing the clothes in the case from the inside, it can be sprayed with an anti-mole spray. They also handle the walls and doors of the cabinet.
Measures to combat clothing moth
Smell. Citrus peel, lavender flowers, citrus essential oils are suitable for repelling pests. Oil is soaked with cotton swabs or discs and laid out in cabinets, bunches of dry lavender are hung under the cover with clothes, put on the shelves. You can use ready store sachets with inflorescences. Occasionally it needs to be kneaded to activate the essential substances.
In the absence of natural ingredients, use fragments of scented soap. Periodically, they need to be changed to fresh. Choose a fragrance that will not be unpleasant when wearing clothes, it will strongly absorb the smell of detergent.
Odorous substances act on adults, preventing them from breeding in a stuffy place, but they will not work on already laid larvae. To destroy them, you can use the fumigator. These modern appliances, working from the outlet, are completely harmless to people and animals, but actively destroy the insect at the larval stage and in the butterfly state.
Protection of fur products from clothing moths
Fur clothing loves kozheed and fur coat type of moth. However, the wardrobe also will not disregard a fur coat, a collar on a coat or a fur hat. Most of all, the pest loves to "have fun" in the area of the sleeves, shelves, back and collar, leaving ugly bald spots from the bitten pile.
How to save a fur coat:
Hang on wide hangers and take out the verandas, balconies and loggias in the coolness.
Brush vigorously with a brush on both sides (internal and external).
Shake well to let the insect eggs and larvae fall out.
Spray anti-spray aerosol (protect hands and respiratory system) fur, lining, pockets, cuffs, hood.
Hold for 30 minutes and pack the product in a protective case with anti-mole treatment, fasten tightly.
24-48 hours the product should hang on the air, if possible, then put it in the wardrobe, it is better if the section is separate.
Do not hang woolen things without protective capes near the cover, do not leave felt boots, yarn, and other things that attract the pest.
The destruction of the moth is hard work and laborious process.. But it is better than the prospect of buying a new expensive item instead of a spoiled one. Which, by the way, an unresolved moth will also spoil.
What is dangerous mole?
As is known, the butterfly moth fluttering around the apartment is not capable of spoiling the fur, since it lacks an oral apparatus. But its larvae, hatching from the egg laid in the folds of the fur coat, has an enviable appetite and can easily “cut out” huge bald spots and ugly paths on the surface of the fur.
A fur coat infected with moth larvae acquires an unpresentable appearance, folds appear on it that did not exist before, and clipped fur hairs are found on the lower surface of the cabinet or inside the case.
In winter, when fur products are used for their intended purpose, there is no danger to a mink or silver fox fur coat, as regular “walking” in the cold at temperatures below -10 ° C destroys all moth larvae, even if they appear. But in summer, when the air temperature outside and in the apartment is favorable for the active reproduction of insects, the danger of contamination of expensive clothes increases many times.
The whole life of an adult moth is reduced to finding a partner, mating and laying eggs. Once in the closet where the fur coat hangs, she makes several clutches in different places and dies with a sense of accomplishment. Under favorable conditions, when no one touches the fur product during the summer, the larvae grow, changing the cocoon from time to time and eating the fur villus on the way. As a result of the vital activity of the larvae, the fur coat is corroded and unsuitable for further wear.
Protecting fur clothes from moth will help a set of measures, which includes:
- special storage
- mechanical protection
- traditional preventive drugs
The best option is to hand over a fur coat to one of the companies for the storage of fur products. Such companies have special refrigerators for storage: the low temperature prevents the drying of the core on hot days and keeps the nap in good condition. But this method has several drawbacks:
- Luggage services are expensive,
- This service is usually provided only in large cities
- in the opinion of many owners who have deposited their fur coats, its appearance in the fall often leaves much to be desired, since not all organizations fulfill their duties with high quality.
On top of that, not every owner of a mink coat is ready to part with her for half a year.
Cleaning fur for the summer, you need to put them in a protective case. When buying a fur coat in specialized stores, this case is usually included, but it can also be purchased separately.
Here we are not talking about a plastic bag, but about a special zippered case made of air-permeable material. If you pack a fur coat in polyethylene or air-tight synthetics, the product will acquire an unpleasant smell, and the fur will lose its attractive appearance.
Before packing in a fur coat case, you must first prepare for storage:
- remove all jewelry and accessories,
- check the quality of the fasteners (buttons, buttons, hooks) and the integrity of the lining and repair if necessary,
- if a fur coat has recently come under rain or sleet, dry naturally, without using a hairdryer or heater,
- clean from stains and greasy dirt on your own or dry clean, as the smell of sweat and sebum attracts moths.
Only then can you put the clothes in the bag and put them in the closet. The ideal storage conditions are air temperatures from 0 to +19 ° C and humidity of 40-50%.
You can not put in one case several products from fur: for each piece of clothing should be a separate package. If suddenly one of the fur coats will be infected with moth larvae, other products will not be affected.
In stores you can buy special protective covers, impregnated with insecticidal drugs - means that repel insect pests. If the case does not have such an impregnation, it is necessary to place any of the household chemicals with the mark "antimol", which will be discussed below, inside the package.
You should not hope that the cover with impregnation is able to 100% protect the fur coat from small pests. Therefore, over the entire storage period, it should be regularly removed, reviewed for the presence of larvae, shaken up and ventilated outdoors in the shade so that the scorching sun does not fall on the product.
Nowadays, naphthalene is no longer used, which effectively destroyed the mole, but gave the product a persistent unpleasant odor. The modern chemical industry produces a huge arsenal of various preparations for moths in the form of:
- aerosols and sprays,
- special sections-plates.
Some of them have a pleasant aroma of essential oils, the smell of other people does not perceive at all. Chemicals also act in different ways: some repel insects, others destroy.
Tablets can be spread out on the shelves of the cabinet or put in the pockets of a fur coat, and the plates hang inside the case with a fur coat. At the same time, it is necessary to monitor the duration of the preparation. Usually, manufacturers indicate that after opening the package, antimol is valid for 2–3 months. Therefore, in the spring and summer, you will have to change it at least two times.For greater reliability, you should not wait for the deadline, but rather place a new tool ten days earlier.
Aerosol insecticides are considered the most effective moth products for coats. Among the huge range of products there are a few who deserve positive feedback:
- "Antimol STOP",
- "Antimol Morpheus",
- Armol Expert,
- "Raptor" Protection from moths "",
- "Clean house",
These drugs can get rid of or prevent the appearance of not only the moth and its larvae, but also the kojeedov beetles. Each cartridge is supplied with detailed instructions, which must be unconditionally followed. Any deviation from the manufacturer's recommendations can significantly reduce the effectiveness of a chemical agent. Depending on the type of drug, they are treated with either the fur coat itself, or the cover, or the walls of the cabinet.
It is impossible to spray a fur product in the spring with an aerosol and leave it until autumn. The insecticide must be reapplied at least once a month in order not to give the moth any chance.
Folk remedies will not help get rid of the moth, if it is already wound up in a fur product. However, they are capable of scaring off adult flying individuals and preventing the laying of eggs from which voracious larvae can hatch. The most effective are:
- Laundry soap. If you put bars of soap on the shelves and mezzanines, the moth is unlikely to settle inside the wardrobe, but over the summer all the clothes will get an unpleasant smell, so this method is better to give up.
- Orange peel. Fresh citrus peels, laid out on the shelves, allow you to scare away the moth, but their action is more directed to the kitchen moth, which eats food stocks. In addition, you will have to constantly monitor the condition of the skin and update it as it dries.
- Essential oils of geraniums and lavender. These two plants have a destructive effect on the mole - under the influence of special aromatic substances the pest loses its ability to multiply. You can lay out fresh leaves of geraniums or dried lavender inside the cabinet, but it is more efficient to use essential oils that are sold in a pharmacy. They need to be put on cotton balls and spread out where your favorite fur coat is hanging.
The use of essential oils may be prohibited by the individual intolerance of a plant.
Mole wardrobe: signs and differences
Clothes, home or furniture moths are home pests of the order Lepidoptera. It is also called clothing, fur coat, carpet. Insects belong to a large family of real molesdiffering in size, area of settlement and nutritional characteristics.
At home, there are different types of moths: clothes, fur coats, food and others (more on the fight against food pests). Butterflies are slightly different in color and size, the caterpillars are almost indistinguishable from each other. The adult clothes moth has a rather inexpressive appearance.
What does a mole look like eating a fur coat? A small insect painted in beige and silver color., narrow wings are abundantly covered with fringe, whitish hairs are noticeable on the head.
The moth practically does not fly around the room, it can be detected by accidentally disturbing the habitat.
Adults females prefer to hide in the folds of cloth and piles of thingspreparing for breeding. In secluded nooks, the mole lays eggs, from which caterpillars hatch, causing major damage to textiles. The fast-growing caterpillars have a well-developed mouth apparatus of the gnawing type, which allows them to quickly undermine textile fibers.
Under natural conditions, this species of moles feeds on animal hair, plant fibers, and bird feathers. The caterpillar ration in the apartments is much richer. Any textile, fur products, various fabric pads in furniture, animal bristles become their prey..
Looks like clothes moth you can see in the photo below:
How to save clothes: preventive measures
Mol attracts worn clothes with traces of sweat and greasy secrets. That is why holes and scuffs often appear on cuffs, collars and other places that are in close contact with the skin.
The main preventive measure is frequent washing and cleaning clothes. Dirty clothes should not be stored in the wardrobe. Attracted by the smell of a greasy secret, the mole will spoil not only them, but also clean clothes hanging in the neighborhood. Things need to be washed frequently or periodically dry-cleaned.
Careful cleaning is also needed for seasonal clothing and accessories, sent for long-term storage: fur coats, coats, jackets, hats, and felt boots.
You should periodically clean fur gloves, shoes, cloth bags or fur.
Some dry cleaners offer an additional service: non-toxic anti-mole impregnation, valid for several months.
Protecting clothes will help and frequent cleaning inside the cabinet. At least 1 time per season wardrobe to sort out. Moth loves nookswhere fresh air and sunlight do not enter.
It is important to often shift clothes folded: sweaters, cardigans, scarves, warm tights. Clothes on hangers should not hang too tight., between products need to leave gaps for ventilation. When sorting out your wardrobe, it is recommended to shake things, it is better to do it outdoors.
Wool items useful hang out in the hot summer sun. Bright rays negatively affect the eggs of the moth and kill the already hatched caterpillars. Frost has a similar effect. Hanging fur coats, coats and suits on the balcony in sub-zero temperatures helps to prevent the appearance of clothes moth.
Stable low temperatures kill the moth larvae, the fur longer keeps an attractive appearance, does not fade and does not become covered with dust.
Coats for moth coat: an effective measure of protection
Protect clothes will help covers - an excellent moth repellent for the fur coat. They are needed for seasonal clothes made of drape, blended fabrics and furwhich moth especially loves.
Covers, fur coats, jackets, suits and dresses are removed in cases, they are suitable for transportation, protect clothing from dust.
Products can be purchased at hardware stores (for example, the Raptor brand), the best options for storing valuable mink and sable fur coats are offered in specialized fur stores.
The best covers are made of modern synthetic materials that do not interfere with normal air exchange. They are sealed with a zipper or Velcro tape.
Products can be impregnated with deterring agents. Such covers are very effectivebut antimolar impregnations are toxic and not suitable for allergy sufferers.
Impregnated products should be protected from children and pets. In the closet, clothes packed for storage should be placed so that it does not touch other things. It is advisable to take a separate section under it. Impregnated antimol covers remain effective up to 12 months.
An alternative could be a product made of thick cotton or thin plastic. A convenient case can be made by hand.
Self-made cases should be washed every year after the storage season ends. From the inside, they can be treated with aerosol preparations that repel moths. At home, it is better to use odorless drugs. They irrigate not only the covers, but also the walls of the wardrobe.
Watch the video on how to properly prepare a fur coat for storage:
Methods of struggle: modern and folk
How to get rid of moths in the closet with clothes? Moth larvae and adult butterflies, about to lay eggs, do not like the harsh aromas of citrus and lavender.
In the closet, fresh orange or tangerine peels should be decomposed, which will often have to be changed.
An alternative would be orange, mandarin, lemon or grapefruit essential oil. Strips of cloth soaked in oil are placed in covers with clothes and on the shelves of the wardrobe.
Helpful spread out in a cupboard sachet with dried lavender. Dried blossoms for a long time retain a recognizable sharp aroma. In order to activate the volatile substances, from time to time the sachet must be crushed in the hands.
If natural fragrances are not at hand, will help fragrant soap. Pieces in cardboard packaging or without it are laid out in different places of the wardrobe, periodically replacing with fresh ones. The only disadvantage of this method is the perceptible aroma with which things are soaked.
Strong-smelling agents effectively scare away an adult mole, but they are unable to influence the behavior of already hatched larvae. Apply fragrances and sachets only after thorough disinfection of the wardrobe..
More modern option - fumigators. In the device connected to the outlet, the plates are placed. When heated, they activate volatile substances that are safe for humans and domestic animals, but kill the larvae and the adult mole.
How to protect a fur coat from moths?
Fur products threaten kozheedy, fur coat moth. But also ordinary wardrobe is not indifferent to fur coats, hats and collars.
Insects are especially not indifferent to short-fur fur: astrakhan, tsigike, mink. Mol can damage and lining, leaving holes on it. Having noticed the slightest signs of the appearance of pests, it is necessary to urgently take measures to save the beloved fur coat.
The fur coat ate moth, what to do? The product is removed from the wardrobe and placed on a wide hanger. The best thing put a fur coat in the cool room: on the glazed loggia or veranda. At first the brush is brushed outside and inside. Then you need a fur coat shake wellby removing the larvae and moth eggs.
Fur coat plentifully sprayed with repellentdesigned to destroy the moth larvae.
For home use, odorless or neutral lavender fragrances are suitable. Choose drugs with minimal toxicity.
It is better to carry out work in gloves, protecting the respiratory tract with a gauze bandage. Not only the top of the fur coat is processed, but also the liner and the inside of the sleeves.. Carefully sprayed area under the collar or hood, cuffs, decorative elements, folds.
Do not use repellents that have expired, they are practically useless. You can not use multiple tools from different manufacturers at the same time, many drugs are not combined with each other, forming a harmful vapor.
After processing, the fur coat is left for half an hour, and then placed in a sealed case with anti-mole impregnation.. It is better to leave the product outdoors for 1-2 days, and then put it in a separate section of the cabinet. Before placing the fur coat in the wardrobe, it is necessary to treat the walls and shelves with repellents and ventilate thoroughly.
Near the fur coat should not be placed products made of wool.stored without covers. From the section where the fur is stored, it is better to remove felt boots, yarn stocks and other products that attract the mole.
Completely destroy the clothes moth is very difficult. However, timely preventive measures taken, hygiene and attention to your own wardrobe will help to keep clothes intact. It is important to remember that it is easier to prevent pests from occurring than to make them leave your home for good.
8 of the most effective folk remedies for moth in the cabinets
First of all, shake all clothes, lead them for a while on the balcony or the street. The larvae are afraid of light and fresh air, and run away to a new place. Then wash the “eaten” thing at a high temperature. After work in the closet - wipe the walls with a wet cloth.
Next you will be helped by the following folk remedies:
- Laundry soap. This is an affordable tool for everyone - a great way to get rid of moths in the closet. The smell of soap will scare off insects. Adult butterflies will stop flying, laying off new larvae. In a word, will die out. Spread the soap on the shelves, in the pockets of clothing. There is a minus of this method - your clothes will smell like soap.
- Citrus. Orange or lemon peels work wonders too. They will help you to overcome a harmful insect. The smell of fresh fruit will scare away adult butterflies that may fly to your new fur coat or coat. Pleasant scent will not relieve the larvae, you will have to clean the clothes by other means.
- Essential oils. An effective way to get rid of insects - essential oils of orange, eucalyptus, cloves, mint, lavender and others. Oil can be dripped onto the shelf, or an entire open cone can be placed. The smell will scare away the mole, but will not get rid of the larvae (this is a small drawback of the method).
- Garlic. It also will not get rid of the larvae, but noticeably scare the butterflies. Peeled garlic cloves can be put on the shelf in the closet, or in clothing, if the smell does not bother you.
- Tobacco. There are two types - live houseplant and dried shredded leaves. Both means are effective, help to fight with moths. It is only necessary to put the pot with the plant closer to the cupboard, or pour the smoking mixture in the saucer. The smell of both means will scare away the insect.
- Geranium. A few geranium bushes will protect your home from moths, both from the ward and from the kitchen. Geranium frightens off the smell of adult insects.
- Dry herbs - lavender, wormwood, wild rosemary, St. John's wort, tansy, mint, clove, thyme, chamomile. Dry plants have a small odor that scares the mole. Collect the plants in a bundle, wrap in a cloth or just wrap in a rag bag, and then put in the closet. Insect control will stop when the herbs stop smelling. You have to change them to new ones quite often.
- Resinous pine chips, nut branches, chestnut. Put them on the shelf in the closet and notice how unpleasant insects "escape" from there. This method is also effective, as the moth is afraid of any sharp smell.
8 best purchase products from moths in cabinets - what do hostess choose?
It is difficult to get rid of the moth only with the help of folk remedies that act only on adult insects. That is why you should know what chemicals will help get rid of the larvae.
We list the most effective and effective antimolar drugs:
- Tablets. "Antimol" or "Dezmol" - The same tools that can save you from enemies in a quick time. The only difference is that the action of the first is already completed at week 3, and the duration of the second is about 4 months. Approximately 1 cubic meter of cabinet you need 4-5 tablets. They should be wrapped in gauze and laid out on the upper shelves so that a pair of naphthalene and camphor included in the composition of the funds went down. The pills will scare away adult butterflies, kill the larvae and prevent further reproduction.
- Aerosols. The most common are such means: "Raptor", "Armol", "Antimol", "Difox", "Combat". Aerosol means you burn process clothes, the inner surface of the cabinet. The effect of the drugs is noticeable immediately. The action lasts from 6 to 12 months, or until the first wash things. There are aerosols, which are based on plant components. That is why they are safe for animals and humans. With the help of a sprayer, you can get rid of not only butterflies, but also larvae.
- Sections Means allocates the substances frightening off insects and interfering their reproduction. Note that there can be only 1 section in the cabinet. The action of the funds from moths Raptor, Mosquitall, Globol is directed specifically against the larvae and eggs. Release sections with different aromas of natural oils. Such a tool works for about 4-6 months.
- Plates. Means “Molemor” or “Prayer” are ready to save you from moths for half a year. Special plates are made of polymer material that is impregnated with special insecticidal substances. It is they who frighten and kill the mole and its larvae. To get rid of pests, place 1 plate on the top shelf of the cabinet.
- Cassette. Almost the same as the plate.Means under the names "Arsenal", "Fitotsid", "Gela", "Zitol" are also effective. Their action is limited to 6 months. There is only one drawback - it is necessary to use them by inserting into the raptor.
- Liquid products. It is possible to process a fur coat by means which is intended also for carpets. The solution is very effective in the larvae and butterflies. The most common means are Mittoks, Morimol, Foksid, Supromit. The action of drugs - 3-4 months. After processing the clothes, it is advisable to wrap them in a protective case.
- Gels "Raptor", "Antimol".The tool is available in special containers that should be hung or laid out on the cabinet. For one cabinet 1-2 containers are enough. Preparations are very effective, as they contain vegetable oils, for example, lavender or cedar. The action of the gel is 2-5 years.
- Moth cover. The case is impregnated inside with substances that scare away butterflies and prevent larvae from appearing. With a tight closure of the cover in a fur coat or coat for a long time no one can climb. The cover from the Raptor company is now popular.
Get rid of the moth will help ordinary soap. It reliably protects against the wardrobe parasite. The only downside is the smell. Agree to wear luxury clothes with the scent of soap, hardly anyone wants. You can learn how to save a fur coat from many other ways by reading the relevant article on our website.
The laundry soap is a universal folk remedy for protection against moths, it is very effectively used both against kitchen and clothes moths.
How to scare the mole? Take a fresh soap and put it in your pockets. He should be put in closets and storerooms.
To bring the mole will help such a famous flower as geranium. No active actions in this case should not be.
To avoid the appearance of a moth in your apartment, you can use a pot of geraniums.
It will be easy to get rid of an insect - it does not tolerate the smell of a plant. In each room should be one flower. The bush must be an adult. Bedside tables and wardrobes should be opened for airing at least once a day.
Leaves and plant oils
Mole from the cabinet does not tolerate the smell of tobacco. Sweet tobacco is a living plant, simple - it is dry, crushed leaves. In the latter case, the clothes will smell unpleasant.
Dried mint leaves are an effective way to protect clothes from moths. Rosemary - quite effective herb for moth, but quickly losing its smell
You can remove moths by folding the tobacco leaves in sachets, and then placing them in cabinets. The fragrant plant is simply placed on the window sill. The cabinets are ventilated daily. On the shelves you can lay out the leaves and plants such as:
To get rid of the moth will help and oil:
You can replace them with perfumes.
Important! The presented methods do not allow to remove the parasites from the cabinet; they only scare them away.
Moth mist is essentially a powerful insecticide solution that is under sufficiently high pressure in the balloon. Being sprayed in a room or wardrobe, such a moth remedy in an apartment with air penetrates into the respiratory tract of butterflies and larvae of the pest and leads to their poisoning.
There are aerosols of contact action - they can penetrate into the body of insects even through chitinous cover.
For humans, modern anti-moth products in the form of aerosols are virtually harmless. Only when large amounts of them enter the airways can they cause side effects in the form of dizziness, nausea, or an acute allergic reaction. If you follow the rules for the use of aerosol means, such troubles are practically excluded.
The use of aerosols, perhaps the most time consuming among all other means. When dealing with clothes moths, they need to process both the cabinet's surface, and all clothes, carpets in the apartment, and furniture upholstery. Usually one bottle of funds for this is not enough. After a few hours (each means has its own period of validity) it is necessary to clean the room, and to wash or air things. Such processing, carried out in full accordance with the instructions, will allow to fully remove the clothes, fur and furniture moths.
The possibilities of using aerosols against the kitchen moth are very limited - they can be used to bring out or adult butterflies, or to pickle the larvae in bedside tables and cabinets, which have been previously released from food. The locations of the larvae themselves — banks and food bags — cannot be treated with these funds, since insecticides cannot get into the food.
In the fight against kitchen moths, the internal surfaces of the cabinets are treated with aerosols to destroy unnoticed butterflies and larvae. In this case, such funds from the food moth destroy only individual individuals and are not sufficient measure for the complete removal of the food moth from the apartment. Still, the main part of the pest population is the larvae in food, and if at least a few individuals remain there, sooner or later the number of moths in the room will recover.
Aerosol Armol is a well-known moth remedy for fur coats, other fur products, coats, and wool. It has a pleasant smell of lavender, does not leave marks on clothes and furniture. Suitable for processing carpets, curtains and bed linen, in addition to moth, it also kills leather.
Armol is available in two versions - simple Armol and Armol Expert. Armol Expert has no smell and can be used for processing textiles in stores and exhibition halls.
The price of one cylinder Armol 165 ml - about 60 rubles, Armol Expert - 70 rubles.
“Our mole in the apartment was from the previous owners. They laid out lavender on the cabinets there, but somehow it was not particularly effective. But on the other hand, I mowed down all the butterflies of Armole with two cylinders, and, as I understand it, the caterpillars took care of them with them. In general, the best cure for moths is Armol. No other thing was beaten after that. ”
Aerosol "Clean House"
In general, the Clean House aerosol is practically the same as other moth anti-moth aerosols listed above. According to reviews who have tested it, it is quite an effective means, and quite economical - a 150 ml bottle is enough for double processing of things, carpets and furniture upholstery in a one-room apartment.
The tool has a light herbal smell, one bottle of it costs about 60 rubles.
Extrememit is almost the complete equivalent of Armol, but from another manufacturer.
It smells like lavender, is easy to use, destroys insects for several hours and remains effective for six months.
Moth fumigators are used less often than aerosols due to the fact that their action is stretched in time: the complete extermination of butterflies and larvae must wait a few days (up to two weeks).
The principle of operation of fumigators is simple: a plate with an insecticide and aromatic substances is inserted into the device, and after turning on the outlet, it begins to heat up. The toxic substance evaporates and fills the room or wardrobe. The concentration of insecticide in the air at the same time is very small to cause harm to humans, but sufficient to poison insects.
Sometimes instead of plates special fluids are used for fumigators.
The downside of the fumigator is the need to turn it on. This complicates its inclusion in cabinets (extension cords are needed), and also limits its use in homes without electricity. But in general, a fumigator is a good remedy for moths, especially when there is no time to engage in its dressing with aerosols.
DK-3 - a small device (dimensions - 95x60x50 mm), either filled with liquid or working on plates, works with standard network parameters, consumes about 4.5 watts.
Initially, the fumigator DK-3 was developed to combat mosquitoes, but it copes well with moths thanks to the use of tablets with a universal repellent. The device costs about 30 rubles, and is quite durable. It is equally effective against both the clothes moth and the food moth, however, it should be used with caution in kitchens and dining rooms, avoiding the accumulation of insecticide vapors in food cabinets.
The device Mosquitall - almost complete analog of the previous device. When working, this tool effectively destroys moths and mosquitoes in a room up to 30 square meters. m
“When we needed to find a remedy for moths in the kitchen, we checked everything and found the main nest on the loggia, where all our products are stored. They threw out some old packages with buckwheat and peas, and hung up a mosquito fumigator for interest, which we take to the country in summer. For a week, dead butterflies were collected, the caterpillars were thrown several times, and then the whole mole disappeared sharply. Apparently, this tool acts equally on all insects. ”
The device from Raid looks very similar to DK-3 and works according to the same principle, but it costs a little more because of the brand's fame.
Works on the plates. When buying a fumigator and 10 plates, the whole set will cost 120 rubles.
Some housewives believe that the section - this is the best cure for moths. Their argument is simple - aerosols and fumigators are chemical products with strong insecticides. The basis of the sections is natural essential oils, harmless and pleasant to smell.
There is a common sense in this, but at the same time the sections do not allow destroying the mole: they only scare away the butterflies, while the larvae themselves calmly feed and develop next to them. Often, butterflies that are resistant to them are also derived from caterpillars that are used to certain frightening odors.
The moth sections are most effectively used as a preventive agent after the moths are destroyed by other preparations.
Folk remedies for moth in the apartment
By the effectiveness of their actions, folk remedies for moths are almost identical to sections, moreover, some sections are made on the basis of folk remedies. They also do not destroy the mole (with the exception of naphthalene, which is not recommended today), but successfully scare it away. However, most of these tools are affordable and inexpensive.
Dried lavender flowers are used against the moth - butterflies can't stand their smell. Perhaps the use of lavender oil or perfume, but it is more troublesome and more expensive. Usually just dried flowers are placed in a gauze bag and hung or laid out in cabinets and chest of drawers.
One type of moth section of Mosquitall is lavender flowers, soaked to enhance the effect of lavender oil.
For a long time, it was thought that naphthalene was the most effective remedy for moths. Of all the folk remedies, he is the only one that has an insecticidal effect.
However, due to the constant and large-scale use of naphthalene, some populations of moths managed to develop resistance to it, and in addition, physicians discovered carcinogenic properties of this substance. As a result, today it is very difficult to buy this moth remedy, and it is almost never used anywhere.
Moth repellent tobacco
Against moth can be used as smoking tobacco - butterflies do not like its smell - and living plants of ordinary and fragrant tobacco.
In the first case, dry grass is poured into gauze bags and unfolds in cabinets or in pockets of clothing. In other cases, a pot of lively fragrant tobacco is simply kept in the apartment.
A strong smell of geraniums does not tolerate a mole. Accordingly, if you keep this bush near the wardrobe, then the mole can get there only if the owner of the apartment misses clothes.
Orange peel is a folk remedy for food moths and clothes. They effectively scare away butterflies and at the same time have absolutely no effect on food.
In the nightstands and lockers, you should regularly update those peels that have time to fizzle out.
The specifics of the fight against food moth
In general, the food moth is afraid of the same means from which the clothes are killed. But the fight against food moths is specific because it cannot simply be destroyed by insecticides without rechecking most of the products. Even the best remedy for moths can lead to poisoning when it gets on food or dishes, and therefore the removal of the food moth requires care and caution.
The fight against this pest in the kitchen can be carried out according to the following plan:
- All stocks of cereals, sugar, pasta are checked. If a mole is found somewhere, the product is discarded or, if its specificity allows, it is fried in a pan and sieved.
- In the cabinets and on the shelves where the products were stored, the treatment is carried out with antimol sprays or fumigators (funds from a clothes moth are suitable here), scare agents such as lavender, orange peels, and garlic are arranged.
- Flying butterflies moths are destroyed manually, in addition, you can hang sticky tape from flies.
- Follow the rules of prevention from getting moth into the room.
With the right approach from the food moth in the kitchen usually manages to completely get rid of in one week.
The aerosol reliably protects fur products from the fur-coat moth and its larvae. It consists of modern pesticides and insecticides, which have high toxic properties and contribute to the rapid reduction of the pest population. The spray has a pleasant lemon scent and leaves no residue on clothing. Its validity is up to 1 year.
- Mode of application. Before using the product, clothes should be cleaned of dirt and dust particles. The spray is sprayed at a distance of 20-30 cm.
- Manufacturer: Russia
- Volume: 175 ml.
- Average price: 150 rubles
- Shelf life: 3 years
- Contraindications: Spray is not recommended for people suffering from allergic reactions. Processing should be carried out in protective clothing; after completion of the procedure, the room should be ventilated for 30 minutes.
Insecticidal preparation provides reliable protection of fur products from fur moth. The aerosol has a pleasant aroma; it leaves no residue and does not damage the structure of the outerwear. The validity of the funds - up to 6 months.
- Mode of application. The spray is sprayed on clothing and on the inner surfaces of the cabinet at a distance of 25 cm.
- Manufacturer: Russia
- Volume: 200, 150 and 100 ml.
- Depending on the volume of the drug, the price of it can range from 100 to 150 rubles.
- Shelf life: 3 years
- Contraindications. Aerosol should be used with caution to people with hypersensitivity to the components included in its composition. After completion of treatment, the room should be ventilated for 30 minutes.
Trap "Aeroxon N2"
The trap is effective in combating various types of clothes moths. It is based on the active substances pheromones, the smell of which attracts pests. Insects fly up to the bait and stick to the adhesive base. The validity of the funds - up to 6 months.
- Mode of application. The trap must be attached to the inner surface of the cabinet or chest of drawers. For added convenience, it has an indicator that warns that it is time to replace it.
- Manufacturer: Germany
- One pack contains 2 plates.
- Average price: 400 rubles
- Shelf life: 5 years
- Contraindications: The product does not contain harmful components, therefore it is safe for health.
Tablets "Antimol effect"
Tablets are made on the basis of natural essential oils. They not only provide protection from moths, but also give the clothes a pleasant fresh scent.
- Method of application. Tableted means should be placed among the prepared fur products, at the rate of 1 piece per one section of a dresser or cabinet.
- Manufacturer: Russia
- One pack contains 100 g tablets.
- Average price: 30 rubles
- Shelf life - 18 months
- Precautionary measures: Means should be stored separately from food, and also to protect from children and animals.
The tool allows you to effectively deal with the fur coat of moths and its larvae. It consists of safe for people and deadly for pests substances created by innovative technologies. The plates are distinguished by a delicate effect, they leave no marks on clothes and have a pleasant aroma. Their validity period is up to 6 months.
- Mode of application. Plates should be placed in cabinets, dressers and other places where outerwear is stored. They are equipped with a special indicator, warning of the need to replace them.
- Manufacturer: South Korea
- One pack contains 12 plates.
- Average price: 500 rubles
- Shelf life: 12 months
- Precautionary measures: Means is recommended to be stored far from children and animals, and also separately from products. After treatment, hands should be washed thoroughly with soap and water.
Vinegar and garlic
Moth does not tolerate the smell of vinegar
You can remove the mole with garlic or vinegar. However, the smell will not be pleasant. Vinegar is usually used by adding to the water during the cleaning process. Garlic just put in the closet.
Exposure to the mole, even if she was already in clothes, will help the effects of temperature. Washing at high temperature can kill the eggs and larvae of the parasite. Airing in the frost below -10 also successfully fights insects.
Eggs of clothes moths under the influence of direct sunlight when heated to 53 ° C die for 11–15 minutes, and at 43 ° C for 30 minutes
Get rid of parasites and high temperatures will help. Clothes on a hot day are dried outside. As a result, eggs and larvae die. They are attached to underwear and clothes loosely. It is enough to shake the cloth and the larvae fall out of it. In view of this, it is better to wear clothes. So when airing it will not be amazed by the moth.
To get rid of the moth will help chemicals that are abundantly available in the shops of household chemicals
To get rid of the parasites in the closet will help chemical means - compared to folk they are more effective. The most effective drugs:
Aerosols - the most effective means of moth in terms of speed of destruction, but their use is associated with large time and labor costs
With the help of them you can carry out processing of clothes and the walls of the cabinet. The action lasts from six months to a year. Aerosols based on plant components are absolutely safe for humans. In the closet will not remain even the larvae.
The case is impregnated with a mixture of active substances, which, after opening the package, begin to slowly evaporate and create a protective moth barrier.
The tool is good because the inside of the case is impregnated with special substances that frighten the larvae and butterflies. If you close the "bag", the parasite just does not fall into it. The most popular is a product from the company "Raptor".
Insecticidal moth plates discourage and destroy adult moths and its larvae
Get rid of insects is not difficult. Action - up to six months. Most Popular Cassettes:
Liquid products in the fight against moths are intended for processing and peculiar spraying of carpets and upholstery furniture
Get rid of the parasites will help the drug for carpets. It is especially good for adults and larvae. Clothes after processing is placed in a case. The most famous liquid drugs:
Tablets traditionally placed in the upper part of the cabinets. Heavy naphthalene and camphor fumes. Antimolar preparations are allowed down, not allowing moths to lay eggs on clothes
The remedy is effective. You can use "Dezmol" or "Antimol." "Dezmole" is used only for 3 weeks. "Antimol" is valid up to 4 months. About 5 tablets are required per m 3 cabinet. They are wrapped in gauze and put on the top shelves of the cabinet. So couples will go down. The tool will help get rid of the larvae and scare away adult individuals.
Insecticides will help to get rid of parasites once and for all. But you need to be careful when working with them.
Due to the fact that chemical products have different odors, sometimes not very pleasant, we recommend not to purchase such funds in natural markets, or with hands
If you use aerosols with toxic substances or other means, wear gloves, goggles and a mask. After processing it is necessary to thoroughly air all the rooms of the apartment.
- Use cedar. Since the insect does not tolerate the smell of cedar, the best option would be to hang clothes on cedar hangers. You can buy cedar balls and hang in the closet.
- The clothes that you wear infrequently should be stored in an airtight plastic wrap.
- The cabinet should be placed in a well-ventilated dry room.
- Outerwear recommended brushing.
- Clothes should always be clean. If there is a stain on food on the tissue, the parasite will be interested in it. Wash or dry clean before putting clothes in the closet.
- Place mothballs on the shelves.
- Essential oils or bags of dried herbs - an excellent option for prevention.
- Ventilate clothing as often as possible.
All antimolary agents must be registered and included in the register of domestic and foreign disinsection means permitted for use in Russia
In order for clothes to last for a long time, it is necessary to prevent the appearance of an insect that feeds on threads of cloth. But if the parasite still appeared, there are many popular and purchased methods that will help get rid of it.