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How to get rid of a moth?

Alas and ah, get acquainted sooner or later with this “domestic“ butterfly each hostess. And I not an exception... As a rule, the mol can appear in cases with clothes or in kitchen. And happens so that you bring this insect from shop in a package of grain - a present from “conscientious“ producers.

When before me the question of how to get rid of this misfortune and to make so that it did not appear any more rose, I began to look for information on the Internet. Found many an interesting and practical advice. And that in case of recurrence of a situation it was possible to find all councils in one place, decided to unite all this usefulness in this article. I will be glad if the listed below councils help those who faced a similar problem.


The main harm to things is done by females who, as a rule, do not fly, and nest ““. On the apartment males for whom there is no sense usually fly to hunt as they do not pose threat for your things.

Today about 35 - 40 species of a moth are known. The most widespread - food (grain), woolen and carpet.

The main task is to find a habitat of a moth and to destroy the caterpillars which are there, to be exact - eggs. I.e. the female lays the eggs having serebristo - white color and the extended form. From these larvae there are caterpillars which become further moths, that is - a moth.

The food / grain (light) moth is usually got in various grain, flour and dried fruits. If you found mol in such products, then it is recommended to get rid of such food, and all cases where grain was stored, properly to wash and air.

Besides, it is desirable to put in banks with grain on a garlic segment. Garlic is an insect does not transfer.

Also it is possible to put pepper, tobacco or a dry orange-peel in cases - the moth does not love them too. And there is still a “grandmother`s“ method: to wash up and put in bank with grain a usual nail or an aluminum spoon - this way allows to preserve products and safety too.

Also it is worth remembering that grain cannot be stored in “native“ packing from shop and plasticity. The best way to save loose products from a moth is the well closed glass jars with a garlic segment under a cover.

The best prevention for grain - after purchase “to dry“ a package (both opened, and closed) in the microwave oven, seconds 30 at the maximum power. The main thing that on a package there were no metal elements.

The woolen / clothes (dark) moth - likes to lodge in fur coats and bellows. Especially moths the dirty and sweaty clothes attract, from dirty spots it also begins to regale. Such moth can do without food till 1 month, and lives not less than two years. Lays eggs all the year round. Therefore at detection of a moth with clothes is in a cupboard to shake up all clothes and to process it anti-molar means.

To help save clothes from a moth fresh leaves of a geranium, and also usual (not economic) soap can (the best - strawberry) - it is enough to put of something from listed on each shelf in a case.

Also before in the spring to clean winter clothes in a case, it is recommended to put small pieces of soap in pockets of a fur coat or a sheepskin coat. Very well the natural 100% essential oil of a lavender help - it is applied on a wadded disk and put to places where the moth can live.

The carpet moth is got, respectively, in carpets. If it is a pity to throw out a carpet, then the moth can be brought from there, having washed a carpet a laundry soap or to take out it at several o`clock on a frost. The moth is afraid of a sunlight and a frost therefore it is possible to take out clothes and pillows on the sun in the summer to be dried, and in the winter - to hang out to pomorozit on a balcony.

The main ways of fight against a moth are listed in article. The most important is to get rid of the center with larvae, to deprive of food moths, and then these individuals will disappear from your house. Good luck!