We all love a good adventure, and traveling is one of the best ways to induce exciting and memorable moments. The trouble typically comes around when people are away from their homes for an extended amount of time. What if Sally wants to travel around the world and take a whole year to complete the trek?
Just a bit of knowledge will quickly clear up any cause for concern. Moths are an age old pesky foe, but that also means we have had plenty of time to figure out a battle plan. Take a moment to read through this short overview of a few of the best ways to end and/or prevent a moth invasion while away traveling.
The excellence of lavender is abundant
Lavender is good for so many things, that it just makes sense to keep it around. Before leaving to travel the Earth’s natural wonders and find the inner self, spread the beauty of lavender around the home. Hang it in the closet, decorate the tables with vases filled with lavender.
Not only will the plant sprigs leave a fragrant scent behind, they will ward off moths and beetles that might want to chew on clothing. It is just as effective to saturate a piece of cloth in essential lavender oil, and place it in drawers or closets.
Avoid common pitfalls of moth repellant
Mothballs are not meant to be thrown on the floor of the closet or scattered freely around the house. The way in which mothballs are meant to be used is in a small, well-sealed area. Throwing them all around the house will simply result in a strong smell of Grandma.
Also, Cedar is not a fail safe way to protect clothing and blankets against moths, beetles, and other harmful pests. Over time, the natural cedar oils in the wood fade. They can be replenished with cedar chips, but the method ultimately only kills young larvae. Matured larvae and eggs are not affected by the natural oils of the wood.
Smart storage choices make a difference
The manner in which a person stores their clothing matters a bunch. Before storing anything clothing related, wash and dry the items thoroughly. Understand that moths and beetles can get through quite a tight space. Store cloth in airtight storage bags inside a plastic tub, and it will be quite a fight for any pests to get through.
Also, remember to store clothing or bedding in a cool, dry space. It makes sense that if the environment around the stored clothing is moth free, then the cloth should remain safe and sound for an extended amount of time.