How do you kill moths?
February 19, 2005 10:28 AM Subscribe
Killing, not just deterring, moths.
posted by bingo to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
There are moths in my clothes closet. I want to protect my clothes. My landlord/roommate will not allow an exterminator (discussed earlier here
). I am already using cedar, but it doesn't seem to be working very well, probably because moths have been living here peacefully for countless generations. I will buy insecticide and use it but I'm concerned about getting it (or even just the smell of it) on my clothes. I could use moth balls in garment bags, I guess, but I would be opening those bags at least daily in some cases, which would be unhealthy for me, and make the mothballs less useful (and more noticeable to my roommate), right?
This closet is really the only storage space that I have. If I get insecticide, or the stuff that affects the wax in the insects' throats (does that apply to moths?), is spraying it on the walls and floor of the closet enough to actually kill the moths that are already there, and to prevent moth eggs that are inevitably there (or in my clothes) from hatching?