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I keep a small owl in my closet.

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That's from the square tutorial, I assume?  The jury will love it.

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Stupid question:

I have been using newspapers to protect my suits from moth. I was told that the ink/chemicals on the newspapers keep the moths away. 

Does anyone else do this?

Nope, smacking the moths with newspaper is a time honored tradition.

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That's from the square tutorial, I assume?  The jury will love it.

I suggested Kent use it in the email to announce it. He ignored this suggestion.

@Kent Wang
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Nope, smacking the moths with newspaper is a time honored tradition.

:puzzled:

Ok. Guess that's a no.

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Ok. Guess that's a no.

I've never heard of newspaper, but I have rosewood (?) blocks that I hang in my closet and place in my drawers to deal with critters.
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Most of my (extremely small) tie collection is KW. I'm looking at Sam Hober, but wonder MTM is a bit overkill for a moderate novice such as myself. The price is certainly competitive though, and I do like supporting SF approved brands.

No Hobers yet, but I definitely wouldn't call if overkill. It's cheaper than almost any mass made brand, significantly so from my findings.

 

If you're looking for options to expand your collection, I can't advocate highly enough for YellowHook Neckties, another SF-more the approved brand.

 

They're a tad pricier than Hobers standard offerings, but they are also all 6-fold, and made in America (if that matters to you)...YH's are definitely the most treasured ties I have in my arsenal.

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I've never heard of newspaper, but I have rosewood (?) blocks that I hang in my closet and place in my drawers to deal with critters.

I have cedar wood and I have cinnamon sticks  (yes, really) on top of having newspapers. So far, I have yet to see any damage during the 3 years at my house. Not sure what the proper way is, guess moth balls.

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I have cedar wood and I have cinnamon sticks  (yes, really) on top of having newspapers. So far, I have yet to see any damage during the 3 years at my house. Not sure what the proper way is, guess moth balls.

Yes, cedar. That's right. Cinnamon sticks sounds like it'd be great too, at least for the ambiance.
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If you have garment bags, do you still need that stuff?

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If you have garment bags, do you still need that stuff?

 

Yes.  Putting things in garment bags does nothing to kill eggs and larvae.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Sometimes I think people freak out about the possibility of moths eating their stuff.....or maybe they leave their doors open all day and therefore have a good reason.
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If you have garment bags, do you still need that stuff?

I've heard NOT to leave in garment bags. 

 

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Sometimes I think people freak out about the possibility of moths eating their stuff.....or maybe they leave their doors open all day and therefore have a good reason.
 
I am freaking out because I just found several holes in my cashmere sweater. Don't know if it is from my old haus or my current haus. 

 

And who's in charge of B&S?

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Sometimes I think people freak out about the possibility of moths eating their stuff.....or maybe they leave their doors open all day and therefore have a good reason.

 

Well, as someone who several years ago had to have some not inexpensive re-weaving performed on a suit the concern is by no means irrational, although as I understand it the prevalence of the offending insects varies significantly depending upon where one lives.

 

I hope everyone knows that it's not the adult moths or other adult insects which do the damage.

 

It's also a good idea to leave your closet doors open periodically to let light in.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Some of my jackets are on open display, fortunately.

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