Noticed a few more holes in your woollens this year which aren’t down to a dodgy washing machine? It could be an infestation of moths.
According to pest control companies, incidents of clothes moth infestation has risen in the last month or so - and it's being put down to the warmer weather.
So what can you do to moth-proof your clothes? Here's some tips:
Here’s how to moth-proof your wardrobe:
1. Spread clothes out in the wardrobe, so it’s harder for larvae to migrate between clothes
2. Store valuable clothes in garment bags
3. Check regularly for signs of larvae - they look like small grains of white rice
4. Dry clean valuable garments often to keep the problem at bay
5. Carpets should be professionally cleaned every three months to maintain protection
6. Regularly vacuum under furniture that sits on top of carpets as this is where moths will breed
7. Vacuum areas where clothes are stored for long lengths of time e.g. under the bed
9. Don’t leave dirty clothes in piles for longer than a few days
10. Don’t leave clothes in dark, undisturbed places if not packed in plastic bags
Have you noticed more moths or holes in your clothes than usual? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below.