How to Get Rid of Moths in Tennessee
As many Tennessee residents know, a moth may eventually fumble its way into your home. While adult moths don’t pose any real threat, they could lay eggs in your home, which can become a problem. Their larvae may feed on and damage your clothes, dry goods, and upholstery if you don’t act. Learn how to rid your home of moths with these tips from U.S. Pest Protection.
Repel Moths with Strong Scents
Like many pests, moths have a strong sense of smell. While that may help them find food sources more easily, it also makes them sensitive to strong odors. Place essential oils and packets of herbs and spices around your home, as the pheromones in the oils will help keep moths away from your belongings. Herbs and spices that repel moths include:
- Bay leaves
Place Sticky Traps around Your Home
If you’d rather keep your rosemary and thyme in the spice cabinet, sticky traps are an excellent alternative for getting rid of moths. Make sure to get sticky traps scented with moth pheromones, as this will attract the males and stop the breeding process. Place the traps in areas that moths will likely be drawn to, such as your pantry, cupboards, and closets.
If you have questions or concerns about the number of moths you’ve caught in your traps, contact U.S Pest Protection. Our experts will be happy to provide you with answers.
Keep Your Homes and Clothes Clean
The simplest and most affordable way to rid your home of moths is to clean your home and clothes regularly. Vacuum and dust consistently to prevent moths from finding food crumbs and other potential food sources. Remember to empty your vacuum, as larvae could feed on the contents you’ve vacuumed.
If you’ve found clothes that show signs of moths, be sure to clean them thoroughly to prevent the eggs and larvae from developing. You can do so in the two following ways:
- Freezing: Place infested clothes in the freezer for 24 hours to freeze eggs and larvae.
- Washing: Use hot water and high heat to rid clothes of eggs and larvae.
Contact U.S. Pest Protection for a Free Moth Inspection
While cleaning your home and placing traps may help curb your moth problem, it takes professionals to rid your home completely of these fluttering, dusty pests. U.S. Pest Protection’s experts have the knowledge, skills, and tools to rid your home of moths and prevent future infestations. Schedule your free moth inspection with U.S. Pest Protection for a pest-free home today.