So Amarillo has a moth problem right now. And we've definitely seen and heard about this issue.  Not only are moths an eyesore, but they can eat through your clothes, carpets, and even your food. So if you're tired of dealing with moth infestations and really don't want to wait for these pesky pests to leave the area, here are seven effective methods to get rid of and prevent moths from getting into your home:

Keep your home clean and tidy                                                                                          

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Volha Flaxeco, Unsplash

If you need some extra motivation to start Spring Cleaning, here's your incentive. Moths are attracted to dirty, dusty, and cluttered spaces. To prevent them from getting into your home, you should keep it clean and tidy. Regularly vacuum and dust your carpets, curtains, and furniture. Pay attention to areas where moths are likely to lay eggs, such as closets, pantries, and storage areas.

Store clothing and textiles properly.

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piotr szulawski, Unsplash

Moths are particularly attracted to natural fibers like wool, silk, and cashmere. When storing your clothing and textiles, make sure to clean them thoroughly before packing them away. Use airtight containers or vacuum bags to seal them off from moths. Cedar chips, lavender, and other natural moth repellents can also be added to the storage containers to repel the insects

Use moth-repellent products

There are many commercial moth-repellent products available in the market that can help you get rid of and prevent moth infestations including mothballs, cedar blocks, lavender sachets, and sticky traps. These products release a scent that repels moths, making them less likely to enter your home.

Use natural remedies

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If you prefer to use natural remedies, there are several options available. You can make a homemade moth-repellent spray using essential oils like lavender, cedarwood, or peppermint. Simply mix a few drops of the oil with water and spray it in areas where moths are likely to appear or use a diffuser. You can also make sachets using dried herbs like lavender or rosemary to repel moths.

Keep your pantry clean and organized

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Jas Min, Unplash

Moths are also attracted to food, especially grains, cereals, and other dry goods. To prevent moth infestations in your pantry, keep it clean and organized. Store food in airtight containers and regularly check for signs of moths or their larvae.

Seal off entry points

Moths can enter your home through small cracks and gaps in your walls, doors, and windows. To prevent them from entering, seal off any entry points with caulk or weatherstripping. Make sure to check for any gaps or cracks regularly and repair them as needed.

Call in the professionals

If you're dealing with a severe moth infestation, it's best to call in professional pest control services. They can help you identify the source of the infestation and take appropriate measures to get rid of it. They can also provide you with tips on how to prevent future moth infestations.

By following these seven methods, you can effectively get rid of and prevent moths from getting into your home this spring. Remember to stay vigilant and take action as soon as you spot any signs of moth activity in your home.


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