Search and Destroy: How To Get Rid of Sweater Moths

Usually the first sign you have a moth problem is when you pull out a sweater and discover it’s laced with tiny holes. Clothes moths are sneaky little pests. They like …

The Basics of Mothproofing | Martha Stewart

Clothes moths don’t like light and are so secretive that you’ll probably never see them. What’s more, the adult moths won’t do any harm. Damage to woolens is actually done by the larvae of two types of insects: clothes moths and carpet beetles (the latter being more prevalent than moths in …

What to do if you find clothing moths and how to prevent them

And it’s probably true you haven’t seen any. But clothing moths are nocturnal and do their work in the darkest corners of your home. Your closet or dresser drawers are prime breeding grounds. Those pesky holes in your sweaters, scarves and coats are a result of the adult moths …

How to fix moth holes in a wool sweater – Good Reason

It seems that moth larvae have been busy in my closet, and the little bastards ate a couple of holes in (among other things) my favourite Merino wool sweater. Here’s their handiwork on Ms Perfect’s sweater.

How to Prevent Moth Holes in Clothing | Our Everyday Life

The white larvae of webbing clothes moths feed on wool and other animal fibers, as well as feathered clothing. If your clothes are not protected or stored properly, you may have had the experience of opening a clothing box to find the apparel are full of moth holes.

How to mend moth holes | Life and style | The Guardian

How to mend moth holes. Moth holes are not caused by the adult moths themselves, but by the larvae of the clothes moth. They like the dark, and they feed predominantly on woollen clothes – although if you have stored non-woollens with your woollens, then these may also have been munched.

Identify 8 Insects That Eat Holes in Clothes – The Spruce

Webbing Clothes Moth. But the larvae can be terribly detrimental as they feed and cut holes in clothes. The female moth lays hundreds of soft, white eggs which adhere to the fabric and hatch quickly. The larvae feeds for five weeks for up to two years depending on humidity, temperature and food availability.

How to Repair a Moth Hole (with Pictures) – wikiHow

Feb 08, 2008 · Repairing a moth hole on knitted cloth so that you can’t tell the hole was ever there requires a bit of yarn that closely matches the original and a blunt-end, large eye needle (called a tapestry needle). A length of sewing thread and a needle will also come in handy. Have a pair of scissors handy.

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How to Repair Holes in Cashmere Sweaters | Our Everyday Life

Cashmere sweaters are soft, warm and, unfortunately, expensive. If you are lucky enough to own your own little piece of cashmere heaven, you have probably grown attached to it. So if you have spotted a hole, you know throwing out the sweater is not an option. This mending method should save your cashmere sweater from the trash heap.

How to Free Your Wardrobe From Moths – The New York Times

Jan 28, 2010 · She became particularly cautious after a run-in with moths a few years ago. The epicenter of her battle was an expensive wool suit from Harvé Benard that had “little holes …

Sweater-and-Moth-Hole-Repair – knitalteration.com

About Sweater and Moth Hole Repair We provide quality knit repair service of cashmere, wool and other natural fiber items by ‘reknitting’. This includes moth holes, pulled and loose threads, snags, runs, neck unraveling, burn holes, etc.

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