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December 15, 2011 8:06 AM Subscribe
How do I ensure carpet beetles won't destroy my clothing?
posted by logicpunk to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Last spring we had a carpet beetle infestation in the bathroom. Months later I discovered that the beetles had also infiltrated the closet where I keep my 'nice' clothes and went to town on my wool-based suits and slacks. I tossed the wool clothes, mothballed the closet and all of my other clothes that didn't seem to have been touched for a week, followed by washing. I also vacuumed the closet out and hosed down the edges and seams with Raid ("keeps on killing for 12 weeks").
Now I need a new suit for an upcoming interview. What do I need to do to make sure this one doesn't become food?