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    Do you guys use anything to ward off moths in your closet?



    I don't really see that many moths in my house, but I was curious if this is something everyone needs to do kind of like using shoe trees for their shoes.


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    cedar blocks and cedar hanging blocks is what I use in between all my suits blazers and near my wool ties. Also keep some with a few pairs of wool socks and my sweater drawer.

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      #3


      FWIW, I've never had any moth damage despite never taking any major precautions. That being said, it only takes one damaged jacket to make you wish you had.


      I do have 3 pairs of cedar shoe trees that fill the closet with cedar smell. I like to think that helps, though I honestly can't say whether its really enough or not. I also used to have litlle 1" cedar blocks tossed in my sock drawer but they lost their potency years ago.


      I have seen cedar planks that you can buy to line your closet walls - basically turning your closet into a cedar vault. I would love to do that.

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        #4


        I have little cedar rings on the hangar for most of my sportcoats and wool pants and hanging cedar blocks spread through my closet.


        I also have cedar blocks in the hanging drawers I keep my sweaters in.

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          #5


          I use cedar pant hangers for all of my dress pants, but I'd like to get more cedar hangers for my shirts and suits.

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            #6


            Yes, I use spiders.

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              #7


              Wait...I can just put my shoes (with cedar wood trees) in my closet to ward off moths!?

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                #8


                @Acoustic: Any cedar helps. Shoe trees probably don't go very far, but it's better than nothing.

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                  #9


                  @Alan: Hmm...so do I just go to home depot or something and buy a block or cedar wood ?

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                    @Acoustic: It has to be aromatic cedar, and the closer it is to your clothes and the bigger the smell, the better. Otherwise, yup.


                    Something like this is better than nothing.

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                      #11


                      @Acoustic - Amazon has a good variety of cedar products:


                      http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_sq_top/186-6707699-3357268?_encoding=UTF8&keywords=cedar%20hangers&in dex=blended&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_r=0ZHFBYTFG9Z7N554XAQE&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p =486539851&pf_rd_i=B000ETOFWG


                      Also, Cedarville Store has a huge selection:


                      http://www.cedarvillestore.com/default.aspx

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                        #12


                        I have cedar hangers, a shoe rack and the shoe trees. I don't even notice the smell anymore but when I first got em it was nuts how much my room smelled like cedar.

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                          #13


                          @runner guys thanks, I'm browsing through amazon now.


                          How many wooden blocks would I need? My closet with my more important things is 6 feet by 4 feet. Is buying this:


                          http://www.amazon.com/CedarFresh-Cedar-Lavender-Blocks-Set/dp/B000BZWENU/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top


                          enough wood?

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                            @EF: You probably don't notice them as much anymore because the smell dissipates after a while. Lightly sanding them should start them all right back up.


                            @Acoustic: The blocks work well inside drawers, bins, etc. If you're using them to fill a room, you'll probably want more than one package. That being said, I don't know the magic number. But the closet you're talking abotu isn't particularly large so that helps.

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                              One of the things I have is like this:


                              http://www.amazon.com/Cedar-B222-Aromatic-Hang-ups-18-Piece/dp/B003VWDOCK/ref=pd_bxgy_hg_img_c


                              I got all of mine at Target... those hangers, little round things to stick on regular hangars, and little 2x2x.5 blocks that I stick in with my sweaters.

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