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How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths
March 31, 2022

How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

Clothes moths are small insects that chew holes in clothing items. If you are dealing with these and need help getting rid of them, you’ve come to the right place. SafeNest Storage will provide steps on removing and eradicating clothes moths from your space. 

How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

Identify the Clothes Moths

Identifying the clothes moths is the first step in the process. Where do you typically spot the moths? Are they near other items besides clothes such as carpets or rugs? Clothes moths are known for chewing small holes in the fabrics of clothes such as silk, leather, wool, and other synthetic fabrics. Other household items such as comforters, drapes, carpets, rugs, and blankets can be infested by clothes moths. It is important to fully examine your space for clothes moths, as sometimes they can hide in between the fabrics of certain items. If you would like to learn more about clothes moths and the type of environments they can be found in, click here.  

Cleaning Your Space

If you have identified all of the clothes moths, begin to set aside the objects that are damaged or infested with the pests. These items should be thrown away immediately. You do not want the clothes moths to spread to other items in your home so make sure you disregard this trash as soon as possible. Next, you can begin to wipe down and clean the larger items/surfaces in your room. Clothes moths can be attracted to dirt and dust so the cleaner your space is, the better. Lastly, spend time vacuuming or sweeping the floor to remove any excess dirt or dust that is in the room. Once you have completed this step, the space should be clean and free of clothes moths. 

Preventing Clothes Moths

It is crucial that you maintain a clean space in order to keep the clothes moths away. Organizing your belongings into airtight storage containers is a great way to limit clothes moths’ access to your items. In addition, the containers will allow you to utilize more space in your room since your belongings have been consolidated. We suggest creating a cleaning schedule as a way to keep track of how often the room will be cleaned. Vacuuming, wiping down surfaces, and removing excess clutter should happen regularly during cleaning days. Lastly, try to install lighting and ventilation in the room as another preventive measure. 

SafeNest Storage in The Carolinas

SafeNest Storage provides customers with affordable and secure storage options in both North and South Carolina. Our facilities include a wide variety of storage units. Our professional staff can assist you with determining the best unit size for your belongings. You can even use our Storage Calculator to find the best storage for your items as well. From drive-up units to temperature-controlled units, SafeNest Storage has got you covered. Packing your belongings securely can seem like a difficult task but at SafeNest Storage we make it easy. Check out our Storage Tips to learn more about packing and storing your items safely. Using our contactless rental process, you can rent a unit at one of our facilities and move in the same day. Don’t wait any longer, and secure your unit at a SafeNest Storage location today.


Paige Weary

Paige Weary

About the Author: Paige is a Social Media Coordinator at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She brings the most useful storage tips and tricks to your social media feed and loves a good self-storage pun. Beyond work, Paige spends her free time traveling extensively, her most recent trip being the Andes Mountain region of Bolivia.