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Clothes Moth Control Frances Michaels

Clothes moths like warm weather and high humidity. Most of the damage is done to bedding and clothing during storage in the warmer months. Unlike other moths, clothes moths are not attracted to the light but prefer dark crevices to hide in. It is the larvae (caterpillars) that do the actual damage but although it appears that they feed on wool and other natural fibres, what they are really eating is the human residue left on the clothes. The larvae are unable to fully develop on completely clean fabric; they need the proteins, mineral salts and Vitamin B complex found in dirt, sweat and food particles.

Suggested Organic Strategies
So the secret to non-toxic control is a combination of washing, tightly sealed storage containers, regular vacuuming of cupboards and wardrobes and pheromone traps. Protect your families' health by avoiding chemical controls such as naphthalene (mothballs) and paradichlorobenzene (PDB) as they are highly toxic. Even camphor carries a risk, particularly to children.

Suggested Products:
Clothes Moth Trap
Orange Guard Crawling Insect Spray

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