peasandneedlesHELP! I spotted a little clothes moth in my weave last night... does anyone have any tips to get rid of these little fellas???
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- moontomoonMoths hate the smell of lavender. 🍃
- manerovataniaHow cool is that! ❤️
- campaignforwoolCan you put it in a bag in the freezer for 48hrs? That kills off the eggs. Cedar is also a good deterrent. Hoover the area the work is stored in and inspect any other pieces nearby for infestation. They are pesky little critters!
- airsignlalovely 💗 💗
- dionne_______Oh no! It's the season of those pesky mites! Lavender helps - a spritz of a small essential oil concoction on and around the area? Or you can get ready made lavender moth repellant but more toxic. If you have carpet in the area and notice them, a bicarbonate of soda is a good prep to cleanse pre lavender! 💜
- essiepettMothstop from Lakeland pretty effective as last resort
- ericaknitsI second @campaignforwool. If you can fit it in the freezer for 48 hours, that will kill any larvae and eggs. The larvae are the evil ones that eat the wool.
- wovenbysarahNoooo my biggest fear!!
- designrandbEeek train them to cut pretty patterns out? Not helpful but they could be such a resource if trained! Put the textile in the freezer kills the eggs , I think.....
- jen.collinsKeep fibres as clean as possible - their favourites are natural (cotton, wool, silk). Store fibres/clothes in vacuum packs when not in use/wearing them, but try to ensure they're clean when they go in as you don't want to store any moth larvae/eggs away in a dark place with an unlimited feast! Wash any materials at 60c to kill eggs/larvae if the material can withstand the temperature, and freeze other things for as long as possible. Keep rugs and carpets clean and hoover regularly - flipping rugs helps, too, as they like dark spaces, and be sure to vacuum underneath furniture sitting on carpets. Get pheromone traps and leave them in top of a tall cupboard or shelf to gauge the your problem (moths tend to lurk in dark spaces, but some reason when they come into open rooms they sit about 6ft up on walls). I skipped lavender/cedar deterrents (perhaps they're better if you don't have a bad problem) and bought little chemical mothballs for drawers - I didn't find any moths in my clothes when I had them for a couple of years, and I don't seem to have transported them to my parents place where I'm storing stuff! I was pretty proactive at keeping clean and killing any moths or larvae that I found. Also, empty your vacuum whenever you use it, to avoid anyone you hoover up just partying in there instead.
- anajungenPut it in the freezer!
- cabaudoinNo tips but loving the colors and texture!!
- handwayluxuryLooks goodly
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