Carpet moths are household pests that can leave tiny holes in apparels and furniture pieces. They leave web-like spongy layers on wardrobes, racks, grills, in food containers, and rarely used garments. Warm weather and centrally heated homes lead to this pest’s infestations in homes. They tend to lurk behind sofas, skirting boards, under shelves, and dark hidden areas of any room.
Here are some effective ways to get rid of carpet moths:
- Vacuum your house thoroughly, especially behind corners and hidden areas alongside furniture.
- Spray an effective deterrent pesticide spray at affected carpets and rugs.
- Use a hair dryer at places that vacuum cleaners don’t reach, or on clothing items.
- Place infested clothing items or rugs out in the sun for 30 minutes to kill moth larvae.
- Naphthalene balls should be added to areas where clothes are less used. These balls drive out moths due to their strong smell.
- Using herbs like lavender, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, rosemary cloves, or thyme can keep moths at bay. Add them to plastic sachets and place them in clothing pockets. You can sprinkle them in closets too or add them to potpourri.
- Mix equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray around the house.
- Lavender oil mixed with Indian Lilac oil and clove oil combined can form a strong moth killer. Dip a cotton ball or sponge in these mixed oils and rub around corners.