Killing Creepy Moths – Lavandin Oil

My father’s awfully expensive wedding suit was ruined to rags…Thanks to those big old trunks in the house that held all the woollens and old clothes…didn’t let even a blow of air to pass through…causing moisture to develop…and letting moths to breathe in the process…

That’s not it…quickly read on this handy information about the devastating little creatures…

  • Caterpillars of clothes moths feed on wool, fur, feathers, shed pet hair and lint…They will not feed on cotton..silk or synthetic fibres but may feed on food left on clothes and while eating the food will eat holes in synthetic garments including plastics…
  • Freezing at 0 F for 72 hours or raising the temperature 110 F to 120 F for 30 minutes or maintaining humidity below 30% will kill moths and larva…
  • Clothes moths are uncommon in a dry climate….
  • It is the caterpillar stage of all clothes moths that damages clothing…
  • Moths are much less attracted to clothes that have been dry cleaned prior to storage…
  • Infested materials can be treated by temperature…or by fumigant insecticides…
  • Naphthalene or lavandin oil…But please try not to allow moth balls to come in direct contact with clothes fabric…separate with paper or other…
  • Tight-fitting containers can prevent infestation of clothes moths again…

To make your ears stand up….listen to this…

You know these female moths lay their eggs within one to three weeks after they emerge… Eggs are glued to woollen threads so that they are not easily dislodged…The eggs do not remain dormant for long periods…although hatching is delayed by cool temperatures…It is a myth that eggs can remain dormant for long periods and suddenly produce new infestations…imagine! Sounds so scary!

And the cherry on the cake! That caterpillar stage feeds on wool soon after egg hatch…Often they construct a silken tube and feed in the vicinity of this shelter…Other times the larvae may continue to move across the fabric and only produce scattered patches of silk on which it rests…

Articles to be stored should be cleaned and then packed in tight-fitting containers with moth balls or flakes containing or naphthalene or Lavandin oil…Though it will repel clothes moths or prevent them from laying eggs….but the vapours from these materials are lethal to clothes moths…but only when maintained at sufficient concentrations….In order to achieve these levels…the vapours must be tightly confined with the items you wish to protect…Effective concentrations can best be achieved by first sealing susceptible items in large plastic bags…and then storing the bagged articles in tight-fitting trunks…boxes or chests…Contrary to popular belief…(just an advise) because the seal is insufficient to maintain a lethal or repellent concentration of the volatile Lavandin oil….would do wonders…

Because of Lavandin’s quality of having an extremely sharp smell…and its anti-bacterial properties…it is the option for such pest infestations..

Okay…Check out our links now…

  1. Cleaning and Laundry by Yahoo
  2. Moths by Clothes Moths
  3. How to kill cloth moth by China Zmuida

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