Everybody loves a fresh new pair of jeans. There’s something to go to the store, finding the perfect fit, and trying them on. But inside every closet, in nearly every continent, lies a threat to you and your brand new pair of designer jeans. Moths! Moths are responsible for so much damage in clothes, that it sets us back hundreds of dollars each year. If you have this kind of problem, don’t worry, there are modern solutions to fix this. Some of us have heard of mothballs, but not all of them work. On top of that, the main ingredient in mothballs is called Alpha naphthalene, which when exposed, isn’t very good for your lungs. The modern solution for this ancient problem is a good mouth trap. If you’re not familiar with the moth trap, here’s a quick guide on how to use it and when the best time to buy it is.
Best Moth Traps
The first thing you have to do is find a good moth trap. You can find some online, but when it comes to quality clothes moth traps, there’s really only a handful of effective products. The last thing you want to do is to spend on a year’s supply of moth traps that are either expired or just not that effective. The efficiency of a mouth trap has to do with its design or the concentration of a primary chemical. Do a little bit of research and find the one that you believe will be most effective. Once you do that be sure to read the labels and expirations dates, just like you would any other chemical product.
Chemical or Adhesive?
In determining what kind of mouth trap you want, you’re also going to have to take into account the other people living in the space. Chemical moth traps can be harsh on the nose and be an irritant to certain pets. Because months are repelled by the strength of these chemicals, it may have a similar effect on sensitive individuals and special dog breeds.
Where To Put It
The next question is where to put your moth trap. Do you put it in the middle, to the side, or directly on the piece of clothing? Some will say that you can put them anywhere, but the reality is you’re trying to draw their attention away from your clothes first like a lure before trapping them. The best traps use an adhesive surface and an attractant to draw the moths into it. If you put it in between your clothes you might get the sticky substance on it. Put it off too far in the side, and you might not catch any moths. The best place is to give it its own little section and sacrifice about an inch of space with some protective spacers and prioritize the clothes that you already have.
Overall the best on the market is refillable and non-toxic. Put them wherever you like in your closet making sure that it has its own little space so that months are not only attracted to it but fly right into it. Remember, the placement of the trap is critical to its success. Soon enough, your summer moth issues will be a thing of the past.