How to Protect Clothes From Moth Damage

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Moths are notorious for destroying clothing and almost every other type of fabric. The moth larvae, rather than the adult moths seen flying around, do the majority of damage. According to the New Mexico State University College of Agriculture, the best way to prevent moth problems is with cleanliness. Moths are naturally attracted to any dark, dusty area, which is often the condition in closets and other rooms used primarily for storage.

Things You'll Need

  • Vacuum sweeper
  • Duster brush
  • Moth repellent
  • Wash the clothing thoroughly before storing them. A cycle through a washer and dryer is sufficient for a good cleaning.

  • Vacuum the floor of the storage area at least once per week to remove moth eggs and larvae. Vacuum two or three times per week if pets live in the home as pet hair and dander is a food source for these insects.

  • Dust all areas -- aside from the floor -- of the storage area with a duster brush at least once per week. Alternatively, wipe all surfaces down with a damp washcloth.

  • Place a commercial moth repellent in the storage area. Place the repellent in a high spot if it's in the form of a spray or fog. Replace the repellent as often as recommended by the manufacturer.

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