How to destroy a mole in your housing?
Surely, each of us more than once encountered such an unpleasant phenomenon as a room moth - small silver butterflies that appear from wardrobes, leaving behind a trail of bitten and forever spoiled favorite things.
Coping with such a pest is not as easy as it should be, and the notorious naphthalene, which was so popular with previous generations here, turned out to be not the best assistant. Anyway, of course, poisoning your own apartment with harmful chemical compounds is not the best idea, because at the same time, we are poisoning our own organism. But what to do if the hated butterflies stubbornly continue to flit around the house?
Before you figure out how to deal with moth in an apartment, you still need to have a clear idea of the goal you are pursuing, because, as it turned out, few people know that the extermination of funny moths is a second thing.
You will probably be interested to know that butterflies flying all over the home are harmless males, which, in fact,no longer pose any particular danger to your belongings, therefore, having slapped a couple of such pests, you will not get rid of the problem.
The main harm to beloved sweaters, fur coats and woolen plaids is done by female moths who live in closets and diligently lay eggs on their favorite things, from which voracious larvae hatch.
It is they who actively feed on all that badly lies, gnawing even dense plastic bags on their way, after all, they need strengths for growth and development in order to eventually become the same butterfly that we are used to driving around the apartment with a newspaper . It turns out that all attention should be focused on the larvae, and not on the adults. But that's not all!
Not everyone knows that a home mole can have several dozen types, depending on which the effectiveness of a particular method of control can vary. The most common are wool (clothing) and food moths, it is she who most often appears in homes and apartments.
How to deal with moth wool?
The clothing kind, as you might guess from the name, eats with wool, as well as other natural materials, skilfully eating them out of clothes or woolen carpets.
There are other varieties of wool moth that feed on felt, feathers, velvet, book bindings and even some synthetic materials! Most often, the woolen moth is wound up in wardrobes, dark and unventilated storerooms, especially loves those things that are rarely used in everyday life, namely, winter coats, sweaters, scarves, rugs and so on.
In fact, it is difficult to cope with such a parasite, therefore, as is known, the best treatment is prevention, it is much easier to prevent the appearance of moths than to fight it hard. That's why it's so important, before sending winter warm clothes to the far corner, thoroughly clean them, wash and aerate, or even better - send to a dry cleaner.
The thing is that larvae, first of all, will be born and multiply in dirty or sweaty clothes, on which there are spots of dirt or fat. After dry cleaning, things are wrapped in dense polyethylene covers, after which they can safely hang in the cupboard for a year.
Do not forget that the moth loves those clothes that have not been worn or aired for a very long time, so try to shake and carry out minor things, at least once a month, into the air.
But if, after all, the pest has already started, something needs to be done about it.As we have already said, it is useless to fight with butterflies, you need to hatch the larvae, which, in fact, are afraid of fresh air and bright light, therefore, first of all, you need to take everything out on the street and air out well during the day.
Another important point: the larvae cling badly to clothes, so before shaking it in the bright sun, be sure to shake it well. Thus, most of the parasites simply fall off.
There are a huge number of special industrial preparations that are full of harmful chemicals that, according to the manufacturer, cope with the moth quickly and effectively. Of course, you can try such things, but you shouldn’t get too carried away, because not only do they have a negative impact on human health, they still don’t always cope with the root of the problem, but only frighten off harmless male butterflies.
Not bad with a task folk remedies which are used for a long time and successfully by our grandmothers. For example, very effectively fir and lavender essential oil, which is impregnated with cotton swabs, wrapped them in gauze and put in a cupboard or closet.
Not bad cope fresh twigs of flowering lavender, and also sachet - small bags with various herbal fillers. For example, a mole is afraid of the smell of mint, cloves, oregano, lavender, and also does not tolerate the smell of walnut, tobacco, hop leaves and cedar.
Citrus fruits also deal well with such pests: put fresh mandarins, oranges or lemon peels in a closet or closet, but as soon as they dry they should be replaced with new ones.
The food moth is food and it eats various cereals and fruits, usually it is started up in the kitchen, in dark, damp and poorly ventilated rooms. You, probably, are surprised by this phenomenon and, when you see butterflies in the kitchen, you are wondering why the moth in products has started. How can this be? As it turned out, it is often possible to bring it into the house along with the purchased food, especially in products such as cereals, flour, pasta or dried fruits, so check them carefully before buying.
If you find traces of food moths in your home, then the products in which it started up need to be sorted, if there are too many larvae, then it is better to throw them out immediately.Before restocking with fresh cereals or other products, the kitchen cabinets, where they are stored, should be thoroughly washed with soapy water, and then rinsed off with plain water.
Any slots in the lockers must be thoroughly rinsed with vinegar, for this a thin brush will do. To the mole does not get divorced, any grain is best stored in sealed glass containers. You can put wormwood branches wrapped in cheesecloth in the cabinets with products, the smell of which is not tolerated by moth larvae.
You can add a few cloves of garlic into the jars with cereals, and fresh nettle or geranium leaves can also help against a harmful parasite. On the walls and crevices of the lockers, you can scatter fresh greens of strongly smelling herbs or pungent tobacco, which, with its sharp odor, will not allow even a single parasite to your products.