If you’ve ever experienced moths in your home or belongings, you understand how much of a nuisance they can be—not to mention the damage they can cause to your linens and carpets. If you’ve found little holes in your clothes or patches in your carpets with disappearing fibers, you have probably also found all the signature signs of a moth infestation in your home.
Moth larvae, silken tubes and cocoons will be found wherever moths are bedding and hatching—normally in your clothes. When laying eggs, moths prefer fabrics, especially those that are undisturbed (for example, that wool jacket you shoved in the back of your closet 6 months ago). Female moths can lay up to 50 eggs within 3 weeks and those eggs hatch within 10 days, although they may take a little longer in cooler conditions.
The damage that moths can do to your home and clothing is not something that should be taken lightly. Taking the appropriate measures to remove moths from your home is necessary. Below we compare mothballs vs moth traps vs repellants to help you find which control method would best suit your situation.