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How to fight a moth infestation
Know your foe. Because clothes moths and pantry moths want different things, they call for slightly different responses. Clothes moths infest closets and dressers to feed on natural clothing fibers. Pantry moths snack on rice, cereals, and other dry food goods.
Clear the feeding grounds. If you see moths around the kitchen, inspect all food and toss anything containing webbing or tiny caterpillars. To battle clothes moths, give washable clothes a laundering with hot water and dry them on low heat. Dry cleaning also will kill the larvae that eat holes in natural fabrics.
Clean thoroughly. Vacuum everything—carpets, walls, cabinets—and immediately throw out the vacuum bag, which may contain eggs. Scrub shelves and walls thoroughly.
Seal everything up. Don’t use mothballs—they contain carcinogenic chemicals. Instead, deter moths by storing food and seasonal clothing in sealable bags or containers.
Source: Good Housekeeping
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