Fall is here, and winter is just around the corner. It is no longer bikini season, and we are already bringing out the heavier jackets. While you still may be optimistic there will be a few more warmer days before winter sets in, you will eventually need to pack away your summer clothes. However, if you aren't careful, you may unpack those clothes in the spring only to find various holes in your cotton items. Why? Common house pests like clothes moths, carpet beetles and silverfish especially enjoy feasting on your clothing during the winter months.
Lexington Mini-Storage has a few tips to keep this critters out of your clothing:
1. Regularly vacuum your carpets year-round to reduce pest presence in your home.
2. Wash all of the clothing before you pack it away. This kill get eggs and larvae on clothing items and also remove oils and debris that attracts clothing pests. If you have items that are difficult to launder, put them in the freezer for 24 hours (this will also kill eggs, larvae, and adults).
3. Pack your clothing in clear storage containers and in a cool, dry place. Lexington Mini-Storage's climate-controlled storage is a perfect place for summer clothing storage.
Moth balls are commonly used, but are often highly toxic. If you are unsure about the preventative measure, consult a pest management professional.