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How to Get Rid of Moths from Your Home


Are you concerned about moths in your home? Have you been finding more holes in your clothing than usual? It is surprising how fast they can become an issue, and even more surprising to see how many homes have moth infestations. 

If you haven’t already, then it is worth purchasing an effective carpet moth killer kit. Here are some ways that you can get rid of moths from your home, and how to keep them away even when your windows are left open during the summer months. 

Use Lavender

Firstly, lavender is a great insect repellent that can be used in many areas of the home. Consider adding a few drops of lavender oil to your diffusers, planting some lavender in your herb garden, or adding a bunch of dried lavender to your folded clothes in the closet. 

Moths do not like the smell of lavender, so it is worth integrating it into your household if possible. It can help get rid of moths as well as prevent them from returning. Not only that, but it will make your home smell inviting and create an overall calming effect. 

Cedar Wood

Another natural material that has been proven to deter moths and other insects from the home is cedar wood. It gives off pheromones that they do not like, and that the human nose is less sensitive to. 

You can leave small balls of cedar balls around your home or under furniture, or you can add some drops of cedar oil to a diffuser if preferred. Either way, it is certain to repel moths as well as fleas and other insects that have been known to settle in homes. 


One of the most effective ways that you can eliminate moths from your home is to clean areas that they could be settling in. These include your pantry and getting rid of expired or opened products, floors where food and crumbs can collect, and your closet. 

Make sure you use cleaning products that have citrus scent added, or you can add several drops of essential oils to your products in spray bottles. Not only can this make your home feel much cleaner and smell fresh, but it is a highly effective method of removing any unwanted pests and moths from all areas of your home. 

Store Your Clothing Correctly

One of the most common reasons why moths are attracted to people’s clothing is because they aren’t being stored properly. Make sure you are keeping delicate items safely stored in garment bags, and that the clothes that are less appropriate for the current season are being stored elsewhere. 

If you are still concerned about moths after doing this, you could remove all of your clothing from your closet and clean it all. 

Moth Traps

Like other insects that are common within the home, you can purchase some great moth traps to get rid of them. These usually work by providing something sweet as bait and getting them trapped on a sticky surface. 

Make sure you are not placing moth traps anywhere that your pets or children are likely to touch it, as this can lead to harmful consequences. 

Use Vinegar

Vinegar is another household product, which has a strong scent, that can be an effective moth repellent. They do not like the strong smell of vinegar, and it could be worth spraying small amounts around the home to eliminate any insects and prevent them from returning. 

Extreme Temperatures

Moth larvae can be found on certain items of clothing as well as general household items. If you suspect that there are moths in your home, then it is worth using extreme temperatures to kill the larvae or eggs. This can be done using high or low temperatures. 

As long as it is extremely hot or extremely cold, then it is an effective method of getting rid of moths for good. One of the easiest ways to do this is to place items of clothing that have moth holes, in the freezer. Alternatively, you could boil a large pot of water and add certain items, or change the temperature of your washing machine. 

Final Thoughts

Moths are incredibly common household pests that can get into different parts of the home easily. Luckily, there is a range of items that can get rid of these insects and prevent them from returning in the future. Make sure you are using the right products for your lifestyle or household. 

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