Summer is approaching ... and this means keeping discarded clothes until the coldest season! Putting our sweaters aside, our underwear is certainly not a pleasant operation; the work must be done very carefully to prevent our clothes from becoming an appetizing feast for moths and mites. Mothproofs are therefore necessary if we want to preserve the garments from the typical holes of the hated moths.
The solution could be represented by the usual naphthalene, a noxious and dangerous substance; if ingested it is lethal and toxic in case of inhalation or contact. Naphthalene-based products have not been on the market for years, but are still present in many homes: it is better not to use them especially in the presence of children and animals who could accidentally eat them. But is it possible that there is no natural mothproof? Of course, and in this regard we will show you how to make a ecological mothproof and thus avoid finding clothing next winter smelling of annoying mothballs!
Ecological mothproof, prevention
It should be noted that moths are more attracted to garments made of natural fibers and unclean ones. For this reason it is essential to always wash your clothes before putting them back in the wardrobe and where possible separate the different fabrics; for example all sweaters together on one side and so on.
Another tip is to use plastic bags and zippered bags to store sweaters, winter jackets and coats and if there is a suspicion that the wardrobe has been attacked, it will be better to empty it and clean it with a damp cloth soaked in water, vinegar. or baking soda, also paying attention to the corners and the most hidden points. For further information read "How to eliminate moths from the closet"
How to make an ecological mothproof
We can use a long necklace with horse chestnuts: just thread them in a string with a large needle and then hang them inside the wardrobe
Another remedy are the lavender scented moth bags with the addition of peppercorns and dried orange peel: just wrap everything in sheets of gauze or very light cotton. For drawers or to put between the folds of blankets, bay leaves wrapped in gauze or in a sheet of tissue paper are excellent
And to perfume your wardrobe in a totally natural way, in addition to the traditional lavender sachets, we can make a pomander with our hands: just take an orange and pierce it with cloves. Once this is done, you just need to tie it with a ribbon and hang it inside the wardrobe.
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