Posted by: louise venter | 2010-05-28


The habitat of fishmoths?? How to get rid of fishmoths??

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Have a look at my article on cockroaches (,56358.asp) – a lot of the same basic preventive measures apply for fishmoths too i.e. keep a clean house and keep food packed away. They like moist humid environments, so fix drips and leaks, and maybe consider getting a de-humidifier. They also like hiding in dark nooks and crannies, so avoid cluttered environments and let in the air and light! Do a good spring-clean: if fish-moths are attacking your clothes, clear out and your wardrobe, air them outside in the sun and then repack; likewise with books. Dried lavendar, lavender oil, dried lemon peels, cedar blocks/chips, Epsom salts, borax: place these in wardrobes and drawers to put off fishmoths. You can also make fishmoth traps similar to the cockroach one in the article.

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