The best moth remedy is one that provides the fastest and most complete effect with a minimum of problems with acquisition and use. In this case, it may sometimes be necessary to urgently remove the moth, and the cost of the means for this will not be particularly significant. In other cases, it requires gradual protection without much effort. For each of these cases, you should select individual funds from moths, the best options for which we further consider.
Any anti-moth remedy can be attributed to one of the following groups:
- aerosols or solutions for spraying (sprays) - these tools allow you to quickly destroy the mole in the apartment, but are not without some disadvantages
- fumigators - not everyone knows, but they can be used not only against mosquitoes, but also used as anti-moth agents, and they can destroy insects at all stages of development andextended in time
- moth sections designed to scare away adult insects
- folk remedies for struggle with mothsif used correctly, they are also quite effective, especially in combination with modern preparations.
- traps designed to exterminate butterflies.
If a wardrobe is moth-eaten, it is obvious that it is necessary to immediately destroy all pests - otherwise they will simply turn the clothes into a pile of holey rags. In this case, aerosols are best suited to destroy all adult individuals and caterpillars in just a few hours.
Aerosols - the most effective means of moth in terms of speed of destruction, but their use is associated with large time and labor costs. In addition, it is necessary to breathe insecticides during and after processing, which is not always acceptable for people prone to allergies.
Fumigators also cope well with the destruction of pests, but their action is stretched in time and the destruction of the moth will take up to several weeks. However, it is very simple to use them - it is enough to plug the fumigator into the outlet (you can stretch the extension cord into the cabinet) and forget about it.At the same time, the concentration of insecticides in the air will be lower than with the massed treatment with an aerosol agent, therefore the danger of allergic manifestations will be much lower.
Sections and folk remedies are intended only to scare away moths, and to destroy the larvae of the pest with their help will not work. Therefore, if the clothes are already struck by the larvae, it is useless to scare them with soap or lavender oil.
Special sticky moth traps are mainly used to kill butterflies in kitchens. They do not possess particularly high efficiency, but they will be quite useful as a reinforcement in the struggle.
The moth aerosol is, in fact, a solution of a powerful insecticide that is under a sufficiently large pressure in the balloon. Being sprayed in a room or wardrobe, such a moth remedy in an apartment with air penetrates into the respiratory tract of butterflies and larvae of the pest and leads to their poisoning.
There are aerosols of contact action - they can penetrate into the body of insects even through chitinous cover.
On a note
For humans, modern anti-moth products in the form of aerosols are virtually harmless.Only when large amounts of them enter the airways can they cause side effects in the form of dizziness, nausea, or an acute allergic reaction. If you follow the rules for the use of aerosol means such troubles are practically excluded.
The use of aerosols, perhaps the most time consuming among all other means. When dealing with clothes moths, they need to process both the surface of the cabinet and all clothing, carpets in the apartment, and furniture upholstery. Usually one bottle of funds for this is not enough. After a few hours (each means has its own period of validity) it is necessary to clean the room, and to wash or air things. Such processing, carried out in full accordance with the instructions, will allow you to fully remove the clothes, fur and furniture moths.
The possibilities of using aerosols against the kitchen moth are very limited - they can be used to bring out or adult butterflies, or to pickle the larvae in bedside tables and cabinets, which have been previously released from food. The locations of the larvae themselves — banks and food bags — cannot be processed by these means, since insecticides cannot get into the food.
When fighting kitchen moth Aerosols treat the internal surfaces of the cabinets to destroy unnoticed butterflies and larvae. In this case, such funds from the food moth destroy only individual individuals and are not sufficient measure for the complete removal of the food moth from the apartment. Still, the main part of the pest population is the larvae in food, and if at least a few individuals remain there, sooner or later the number of moths in the room will recover.
Aerosol Armol is a well-known moth remedy for fur coats, other fur products, coats, and wool. It has a pleasant smell of lavender, does not leave marks on clothes and furniture. Suitable for the treatment of carpets, curtains and bed linen, in addition to moth also kozheedov destroys.
Armol is available in two versions - simple Armol and Armol Expert. Armol Expert is odorless and can be used for processing textiles in stores and exhibition halls.
The price of one bottle of Armol for 165 ml is about 60 rubles, Armol Expert is 70 rubles.
“Our mole in the apartment was from the previous owners. They laid out lavender on the cabinets there, but somehow it was not particularly effective.But on the other hand, I mowed down all the butterflies of Armole with two cylinders, and, as I understand it, the caterpillars were injured with them. Generally, the best cure for moths is Armol. Not a single thing was beaten after that. ”
Raptor "Protection from moths"
Raptor "Protection from moths" has a pleasant smell of lavender and very effectively destroys all the active stages of insects - imago and larvae. Designed primarily for the removal of the clothes moth.
This remedy for moths today is fairly easy to buy - it is sold in all stores and in the markets, and is widely advertised. It is a little more expensive than Armoli - about 90 rubles per bottle of 175 ml, its effect lasts for 12 months or until the next wash.
Mosquitall "Protection from moths"
Mosquitall "Protection from moths" is also quite an effective remedy for moths, just like Armol with a pleasant smell of lavender. It is used for any fabrics and types of clothing, its properties practically do not differ from Armol.
The cost of one bottle of Moskitol 200 ml is about 100 rubles.
“We asked everyone what remedies are better for moths, we were advised to buy Moskitol, or sections, or spray. Bought this and that.First, everyone sprayed it with an aerosol, then hung it for the prevention section. And the result is obvious - no more moths. ”
Spray "Clean House"
Generally aerosol "Clean House»Practically does not differ from other aerosols listed above against moths. According to reviews who have tested it, it is quite an effective means, and quite economical - a 150 ml bottle is enough for double processing of things, carpets and furniture upholstery in a one-room apartment.
The tool has a light herbal smell, one bottle of it costs about 60 rubles.
Extrememit is almost the complete equivalent of Armol, but from another manufacturer.
It smells like lavender, is easy to use, it destroys insects for several hours and remains effective for six months.
Moth fumigators are used less often than aerosols due to the fact that their action is stretched in time: the complete extermination of butterflies and larvae must wait a few days (up to two weeks).
The principle of operation of fumigators is simple: a plate with an insecticide and aromatic substances is inserted into the device, and after turning on the outlet, it begins to heat up.The toxic substance evaporates and fills the room or wardrobe. The concentration of insecticide in the air at the same time is very small to cause harm to humans, but sufficient to poison insects.
Sometimes instead of plates special fluids are used for fumigators.
The downside of the fumigator is the need to turn it on. This complicates its inclusion in cabinets (extension cables are needed), and also limits its use in homes without electricity. But in general, a fumigator is a good remedy for moths, especially when there is no time to engage in its dressing with aerosols.
DK-3 - a small device (dimensions - 95x60x50 mm), either filled with liquid or working on plates, works with standard network parameters, consumes about 4.5 watts.
Initially, the fumigator DiK-3 was developed to combat mosquitoes, but it copes well with moths thanks to the use of tablets with a universal repellent. The device costs about 30 rubles, and is quite durable. It is equally effective against both the clothes moth and the food moth, but in kitchens and dining rooms it should be used with caution, avoiding the accumulation of insecticide vapors in food cabinets.
The device Mosquitall - almost complete analogue of the previous device. When working, this tool effectively destroys moths and mosquitoes in a room up to 30 square meters. m
“When we needed to find a remedy for moths in the kitchen, we checked everything and found the main nest on the loggia, where we store all the products. They threw out some old packages with buckwheat and peas, and hung up a mosquito fumigator for interest, which we take to the country in the summer. A week, dead butterflies were collected, the caterpillars were thrown several times, and then the whole mole disappeared. Apparently, this tool acts equally on all insects. ”
The device from Raid looks very similar to DK-3 and works according to the same principle, but it costs a little more because of the brand's fame.
Works on the plates. When buying a fumigator and 10 plates, the whole set will cost 120 rubles.
Some housewives believe that the section - this is the best cure for moths. Their argument is simple - aerosols and fumigators are chemical products with strong insecticides. The basis of the same sections - natural essential oils, harmless and pleasant to smell.
There is a common sense in this, but at the same time the sections do not allow destroying the mole: they only scare away the butterflies, while the larvae themselves calmly feed and develop next to them. Often, butterflies that are resistant to them are also derived from caterpillars that are used to certain frightening odors.
The moth sections are most effectively used as a preventive agent after the moth is destroyed by other preparations.
Sections from moth Raptor
Raptor sections are a fairly common tool today that can be bought at most hardware stores. Sections are available with different flavors, for every 0.5 square meters. the cabinet must be hung 2 sections. Protects from moths for 4 months.
“Raptor has a good anti-moth remedy. How much I suffered from this infection, and only after the Raptor hanging plate, did it start to disappear. Several times pshikala mezzanine spray, and the plates hang there constantly. It seems that now it has become very good. ”
Nadezhda Georgievna, Moscow
Mosquitall Moth Sections
Available in several forms - in the form of a plate suspended between clothes on a hanger, in the form of blocks attached to the wall and in the form of bags with dry perfumes.
Stand from 50 to 120 rubles.
Folk remedies for moth in the apartment
By the effectiveness of their actions folk remedies for moth almost identical sections, moreover - some sections are made on the basis of folk remedies. They also do not destroy the mole (with the exception of naphthalene, which is not recommended today), but successfully scare it away. However, most of these tools are affordable and inexpensive.
Dried lavender flowers are used against the moth - butterflies can't stand their smell. Perhaps the use of lavender oil or perfume, but it is more troublesome and more expensive. Usually just dried flowers are placed in a gauze bag and hung or laid out in cabinets and chest of drawers.
On a note
One type of moth section of Mosquitall is lavender flowers, soaked to enhance the effect of lavender oil.
For a long time it was thought that naphthalene is the most effective remedy for moths. Of all the folk remedies, he is the only one that has an insecticidal effect.
However, due to the continuous and large-scale use of naphthalene, some populations of moths managed to develop resistance to it, and in addition, physicians discovered carcinogenic properties of this substance.As a result, today it is very difficult to buy this moth remedy, and it is almost never used anywhere.
Moth repellent tobacco
Against the moth can be used as smoking tobacco - butterflies do not like its smell - and living plants of ordinary and fragrant tobacco.
In the first case, dry grass is poured into gauze bags and unfolds in cabinets or in pockets of clothing. In other cases, a pot of lively fragrant tobacco is simply kept in the apartment.
A strong smell of geraniums does not tolerate a mole. Accordingly, if you keep this bush near the wardrobe, then the mole can get there only if the owner of the apartment misses clothes.
Orange peel is a folk remedy for food moths and clothes. They effectively scare away butterflies and at the same time have absolutely no effect on food.
In the nightstands and lockers should regularly update those peels that have time to fizzle out.
The specifics of the fight against food moth
Generally food moth is afraid of the same means from which the clothes are killed. But the fight against the food moth is specific because it cannot simply be destroyed by insecticides without rechecking most of the products.Even the best remedy for moths can lead to poisoning when it gets on food or dishes, and therefore the removal of the food moth requires care and caution.
The fight against this pest in the kitchen can be carried out according to the following plan:
- All stocks of cereals, sugar, pasta are checked. If a mole is found somewhere, the product is discarded or, if its specificity permits, fried in a pan and sifted.
- In the cabinets and on the shelves where the products were stored, antimol sprays or fumigators are processed (funds from a clothes moth are suitable here), deterring agents — lavender, orange peels, garlic — are displayed.
- Flying butterflies moths are destroyed manually, in addition, you can hang sticky tape from flies.
- Follow the rules of prevention from getting moth into the room.
With the right approach from the food moth in the kitchen usually manages to completely get rid of in one week.
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