How To: Get rid of moths indoors

Get rid of moths indoors

Moths can be destructive to stored clothing and food items. Here's how to get rid of them. Watch this video to learn how to get rid of moths indoors.

You Will Need

* A vacuum
* Airtight containers
* Moth balls, flakes, or crystals
* A dry cleaner

WARNING: Products like moth balls, flakes, or crystals can be toxic and should be kept away from pets and children.

Step 1. Clean food prep and storage areas

Clean all food preparation and storage areas to help eradicate indoor pests. Vacuum food particles out of cracks and crevices in all dried food storage areas.

Keep your doors closed and have your windows and screens properly fitted.

Step 2. Properly store foods

Store dried food products such as cereal, flour, and dried fruits in airtight containers. Discard any infested products.

Step 3. Locate clothing or fabric infestations

Locate clothing infestations by looking under collars, cuffs, and webbing. Locate other fabric infestations by looking in blended wool, cotton fibers, crevices of furniture, and carpet areas beneath furniture.

Dry clean clothes periodically.

Step 4. Launder clothes

Launder clothes in water temperatures above 120 degrees for at least 30 minutes.

Step 5. Use moth balls, flakes, or crystals

Use moth balls, flakes, or crystals to eradicate moths from clothes in storage.

FACT: The felts and hammers inside a piano can become infested with moths, damaging the instrument's tone.

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