How to Control Moths
Moths are some of the most destructive little creatures on the planet! Each year there are millions of dollars in damages thanks to these nighttime flyers and the worst part is you rarely know there is a problem until it is too late.
When I was a kid, a friend's Mom would pay us a quarter for each moth we could kill as she hated what they did to her clothes and rugs each year. On a perfect summer evening, sometimes we could gather up to a mother lode of $3! That is how and when I learned how destructive moths are and my dislike for them has stayed with me my whole life!
There is nothing more frustrating than pulling out clothes from last season and finding them unusable because moths have been munching away. A favorite sweater now has a tiny pinhole that you cannot possibly repair. Or the edges of the expensive, designer rug in the dining room are suddenly frayed… These are sure signs of moth damage.
Moths lay their eggs in these food sources and once the eggs hatch, it is a never-ending buffet line costing millions of dollars. So, the key to controlling moths is prevention.
Here is How to Control Moths in your home with Greenbug
- Using a hand sprayer or pump sprayer, fill the sprayer with Greenbug Ready to Use or Greenbug Concentrate properly diluted.
- The Greenbug solutions will be a milky-white liquid that dries completely clear. It does not stain or damage fabric!
- Inside your closet, apply the Greenbug Ready to Use or the Greenbug Concentrate properly diluted to the walls, the floor, the shelving, and throughout the carpet in all closets - Bedroom closets, coat closets, broom closets, even pantries. You need to spray in all closets so that no closet is safe to harbor moths.
- Initially spray once a week for two weeks then after those applications, apply once every other week.
- Twice each month, open all drawers of your dressers, chests, wardrobes, etc. and spray the sides and bottoms of the drawers to create your own cedar chests.
- Before using them, spray inside gym bags, in luggage and suitcases before travel... anywhere clothes are kept or transported.
- If you have storage boxes of clothes, take strips of paper or paper towels and spray them with Greenbug Ready to Use or Greenbug Concentrate properly diluted. After these strips are dry to the touch, store them with the clothes in the container. This creates a hostile environment and moths will not enter the storage boxes and do their damage.
- Depending on how well sealed the storage containers are, you may want to repeat the soaked paper throughout the year.
Be proactive against moths using Greenbug Ready to Use or Greenbug Concentrate properly diluted to minimize damage. You are basically creating your very own Cedar Chests and Cedar Closets with the Greenbug - clearly stating that moths are NOT WELCOME!