Although moths attacking your light bulb can be annoying, what they do to your fabrics can be rather more destructive. Moths can be particularly devastating on clothes in storage. If you don’t take these clothes out of the wardrobe and inspect them occasionally, they can run the risk of being eaten up by moths and larvae. Moths don’t just attack your clothes either, they can eat carpets, curtains, fabric sofas and loads more.
Thankfully there are plenty of ways of keeping moth infestations down to a minimum. Of course, one way is to wash your clothes in storage, curtains and carpets every so often. But there is a much simpler way. Today, we are going to look at this simpler way and five of the best moth killing products on the market right now.
Each of the moth killers below has their own use so, in theory, you could get them all and crack down on all moth activities in your home. Or, just pick the right one for the job that you need it to do.
The best moth killer products in the UK
Acana Moth Killer & Freshener Sachets
These sachets are great for putting in your drawers or pockets of clothes that won’t be used for a while. They protect your clothes for about three months and won’t stain your clothes during that time. They kill moths, larvae and the eggs so you can rest easy that nothing with be chomping away on your clothes during their time in storage.
The box contains 20 sachets of moth killer and freshener so you can use them to freshen and protect loads of storage places. The lavender scent these sachets give off is a lovely touch that means your clothes won’t smell musty after they’ve been in storage for a while.
- Kills moths, eggs and larvae when used in the correct way
- Good value for money
- Lasts as long as Acana says, if used correctly
- Some find the smell a little too strong
- Can be too small to have an affect in a wardrobe, but these are designed for places like drawers
Zero In Clothes Moth Killer
This moth killer is an aerosol that kills moths on contact. It then protects your clothes from larvae and eggs for up to 12 months. It works extremely well when sprayed into drawers, cupboards and wardrobes. However, you can also use it to protect whole rooms in your house. If for example, you have a walk-in wardrobe, you could spray the whole room with this aerosol, and it will stay protected for a long time.
Zero In is great for clothes and fabrics that are going to go up into the loft for a while. You can spray the clothes before they go up into the loft and leave them in there without worrying about them at all. This moth-killing aerosol is extremely toxic so the instructions must be followed carefully!
- The floral smell is nice
- Does offer the long-term protection that Zero In suggests
- Can irritate your throat and nose
Rug Remedy Carpet Moth Killer
Rug Remedy is a water-based moth killer that works great on carpets. It provides long-lasting protection on your carpets and also oriental rugs. You can also use it on upholstery, carpets and taxidermy. As it is water-based, it is quite safe and states that you can use it even in areas where children and pets are, but always read the label and make up your own mind about that.
A 500 ml bottle covers a large area and starts working instantly; it will keep working for up to six months too. During this six months, it will protect your carpets and any other fabric you use it on from moths, eggs, larvae and carpet beetles. The spray won’t stain your fabrics, and it is really simple and quick to use.
- Plenty in the bottle to cover large areas or respray smaller areas
- Kills moths and seems to stop new moths from moving in
- Kills silverfish, carpet beetles and woodlice as well as moths
- The sprayer isn’t the greatest
- Varying degrees of success on different types of carpets
Acana Carpet and Fabric Moth Killer
This Acana moth killer has a similar formula to the one above, but it comes in a spray bottle. It has the same lavender fragrance and it’s designed to work its magic on carpets, upholstery and curtains. The 500 ml bottle covers an area as wide as 25 square metres, so it is great for large rooms or smaller rooms needing a more thorough coverage.
Just like other Acana products, this moth killer will not stain any of the fabrics that you use it on, but it will keep them protected from moths, larvae and eggs. It takes about 15 minutes for the spray to get to work after application, and it will last for about three months. Although this moth killing spray is designed for use on carpet, it can also be used on clothes too.
- Kills moths quickly and stops them from returning
- Easy to use
- The smell is quite potent
- Sprayer isn’t the best
Acana 2675-1 Hanging Moth Killer and Lavender Freshener
These hanging moth killers from Acana are a wonderful addition to any area that moths can attack. They are designed for the wardrobe but can be used just about anywhere. One of the best uses of this product is to hang one with any clothes going into storage. It will stop any moths in their tracks and get rid of eggs and larvae too.
Each hanging moth killer lasts about six months making them great for winter clothing storage. They also have a handy indicator on them telling you when they have been used up so you can switch them out for a fresh one. The lavender scent is a great addition as you can pull your clothes out of storage and they smell fresh, not musty, but the smell doesn’t linger once the clothes have been aired out.
- Really easy to use
- Smells lovely
- Works very well
- Some find the smell overpowering
- Results do vary if the instructions aren’t followed
We hope you have found this list of moth killing products useful and you can find a solution to your moth problems.