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    How to protect wool sweaters? or, Moths decimated mine

    Last year I bought a number of new sweaters, some of them wool. Stored them folded on open wooden shelving in the bedroom. This winter I find that at least 5 sweaters have moth-eaten holes. Dang, that's a chunk of change, and I've never even seen any moths in the house. Should I be placing lots of cedar blocks around the sweaters?

    #2
    I keep stuff folded in a drawer with aromatic cedar lining (1/8" that I made m'self and retrofitted to the drawer). I also keep aromatic cedar chunks (2-3 small ones) in each garment bag I store suits in.

    Cheap insurance.
    https://www.professorhorseyhead.com

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      #3
      Moths dont actually eat the clothing. They actually lay their eggs and the larvae feeds on natural fibers of all sorts, any food particles, keratin (hair, nails) etc. Here are a few good articles to peruse. Much more info. than I can give ya.

      http://www.todayifoundout.com/index....y-eat-clothes/

      https://www.terminix.com/blog/home-g...hs-eat-clothes

      http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/28/garden/28fix.html

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        #4
        Cedar is a pretty good deterrent. It might also be worth putting things you aren't going to wear for a while in something airtight (ziplock bag perhaps) with some cedar as double insurance.

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          #5
          Thanks for the suggestions. Got some replacement sweaters just recently and the carnage has got to stop.

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