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Any simple tricks to prevent moth infestation to closet full of wools?

sho'nuff

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ive tried to search it on the web, but besides the typical vacuum plastic storage after dry clean, moth balls/ cedar chips, and taking out your whole wardrobe to hang in sunlight for an hour every month,

wouldnt just taking your hands and running them in between each woolen coat in your closet every 2 weeks or so (moth infestation cycle is 21 days) would do enough to disturb their set in?

i know it's the wool coats that you dont use often lurking deep in the dark recesses of your closet that gets hit the most by them.


so wouldnt the regular, kind of run your arms in between them, kind of shake them up, rustle the coats that are hanging for about a minute, done every 2 weeks would do enough to prevent any moths and their attacking the coats?
 

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I found the most effective way is the good old-fashioned moth balls and vacuum bags. I think Glad & Reynolds have vacuum bags designed for freezer and can be adopted for clothing storage but the largest size is only 1-gallon capacity.
 

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thanks mussel..

i also found this old post from A Harris. gave me some relief:


Originally Posted by A Harris
When I first started selling clothes on ebay, I was REALLY worried about moths. Now after 4.5 yrs, I don't worry much. Here is what I do:

Shake or brush clothes off before you put them in the closet.

Take reasonable precautions such as making sure there are screens on windows, and killing the moths you see flying around.

And most importantly, don't let the clothes sit in one place without moving them for long periods. The ONLY moth damage I have ever had was to a crate of old and worthless clothing I had set in my garage - it sat there for 6-8 moths and when I opened it again the moths had got to it. If you have a seasonal wardrobe, shake it out every once in a while - that will disturb the little critters.

This has worked for me, and in there are LOTS of moths where I live.


where can i get a decent clothes brush for woolens?
 

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Originally Posted by sho'nuff
where can i get a decent clothes brush for woolens?

Bump, good question.
 

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Kent. Online
 

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Originally Posted by sho'nuff
where can i get a decent clothes brush for woolens?

Kent brush. Search for it on ebay.

Regards.
 

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I just bought small pieces of cedar to prevent moth infestation. But I don't know how effective this is. At least it's less toxic than the chemical balls.
 

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