When Is Moth Season And How To Prepare Your Home and Wardrobe

When Is Moth Season And How To Prepare Your Home and Wardrobe

Ah, the ever-shifting seasons and their tricks! As temperatures go up and down, our cosy homes and beloved wardrobes face a sneaky foe: moths. These little troublemakers have a thing for our favourite fabrics—cashmere, silk, wool, and they're not shy about leaving a mess behind. But fear not! With a bit of know-how, you can outsmart these winged intruders and keep your wardrobe intact.

Let's break down the steps to protect your wardrobe from those pesky moths:

  1. Clean and Declutter: Start by giving your wardrobe and surrounding areas a thorough clean-up. If you spot any signs of moth activity, like holes in your clothes or small cocoons, it's time for action. Use a gentle cashmere detergent to wash any affected clothing items, ensuring you eliminate any moth eggs or larvae lurking within.
  2. Boost with Scented Bags: Arm your wardrobe with scented bags filled with moth-repellent goodies like our eco wash for cashmere and wool detergent, repellent scented bag, or knitwear mist, effectively deterring moths from taking up residence in your closets. 
  3. Spritz with Knitwear Mist: Give your clothing an extra layer of defence with a spritz of knitwear mist. This eco-friendly solution harnesses the power of cedar to repel moths while adding a subtle fragrance to your garments. 
  4. Store Smartly: When it's time to tuck away your threads, go for airtight containers or garment bags to give moths the slip. Sealable containers act like a fortress, keeping those critters out, while garment bags make hanging storage a breeze while keeping your clothes safe and sound. 

Understanding Moth Season:

Moths are masters of spring and summer. When the weather warms up, these winged mischief-makers hit their stride. They thrive in the balmy air, multiplying like crazy and sending their eggs into overdrive. Before you know it, you've got a full-blown moth party on your hands, and your precious textiles could be in for a rough ride.

Discover our selection of environmentally friendly moth repellent options without using harsh chemicals. These protectors of your clothes provide not only defence but also comfort, making sure your clothes survive the turbulent moth season  - you can read more on Our Guide To a Moth-Free Wardrobe This Spring.

When is Moth Worse and Why:

Because the warmer months provide ideal circumstances for moth reproduction and larval development, moth activity tends to peak during these months. The life cycle of moths is accelerated by higher temperatures, which causes their population to grow more quickly. 

Additionally, higher humidity gives moths the moisture they require to survive. With its all-natural moth repellent properties without the use of harsh chemicals with cedarwood and vanilla fragrance, our Knitware Mist is the ideal answer. These environmentally friendly mists successfully repel moths with a light cedar aroma, keeping your clothes looking brand new. The time to make an investment in protection is now, as rising temperatures hasten the life cycles of moths.

How to Prepare and Protect Your Wardrobe:

To keep your clothes and space safe from moths - it's all about getting ready and prepared. Have a look through your living spaces, giving those drawers, closets, and storage spots a good once-over. Tidy up and declutter to make it tougher for those crafty critters to find hiding spots. Plus, moths are big fans of dirt on natural fibres, so keeping things clean adds an extra layer of defence! After all, a clutter-free zone means nowhere for them to play hide-and-seek!

Enhance this defence with natural moth repellents like our eco wash for cashmere and wool detergent, repellent scented bag, or knitwear mist, effectively deterring moths from taking up residence in your closets. 

For more expert clothing care tips, delve into our blogs and don't forget to explore our full range of moth repellent products perfect for every type of fabric. Take the first step towards moth-proofing your wardrobe today.

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