All Natural Moth Repellents
When you think about your closet what comes to mind? Most likely ‘moths’ is not the answer. Unfortunately, most people don’t realize that they have moths inhabiting their clothing until there is a full blown infestation taking place. Moth repellents are a must in every household.
The key to preventing infestations in your pantry and closets is to make these spaces as undesirable to moths as possible. Moths love dark, undisturbed spaces where they can lay their eggs in peace, so letting in light or sunshine whenever possible is a great preventative.
Our favorite moth repellents are both natural and easy to obtain:
- lavender essential oil
- dried lavender
- mint leaves
- cedar balls
a) You can up-cycle your pantyhose or use a small sachet to fill with dried lavender or mint leaves, and hang/place in your closet and drawers. Both lavender and mint smell great, and are a great way to freshen up your clothing.
b) Mix 2 tsp of lavender + 1 cup of water in a spray bottle to use in closets, pantries, and other common areas in your home where moths are found.
c) Cedar balls are very inexpensive and leave no mess or residue. Place a handful of cedar balls in drawers or clothing storage containers before packing away for the season to prevent moths from laying eggs and destroying clothing.
Tip: When storing clothes away for months at a time, always make sure that bins are tightly sealed and that there are no gaps for moths to sneak in. If possible, store clothing items in a cedar chest.