Mrs. Fixit:Moths

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April 9, 2011 2:36:14 AM PDT
I've had a few sweaters ruined over the years by moth holes, but I have a few ideas to make sure that it doesn't happen to you!

Moth larvae feed on wool, fur, leather, carpeting and upholstry. They also thrive on food from clothing stains, dirt from normal wear and dried up perspiration.

Knowing this, the first step to keeping moths away is to launder or dry clean your clothes before storing them.

If you suspect moths and your item is washable, wash clothes in the hottest water you can.

If they can't be washed, seal your clothing in a large plastic bag and put them in the freezer for twenty four hours.

Humidity is an enemy of clothes and will help moths thrive. Closets are notorious for a lack of airflow and a buildup of moisture in the summer months.

So, rather than storing wool garments in your cloest in the off season, try airtight storage, like these plastic zipper bags that you can vacuum all of the air out of them.

Just a few easy ideas to keep your clothes from moth infestations. I'm Mrs. Fixit and it's just that simple!