San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2012
San Francisco Bay Area’s custom closet company, Closet Innovations, a division of innovative design groups, is offering tips on the storage and protection of clothing against moths.
Moths have their private affairs in drawers, closets and attics during the time when seasonal wardrobes, or seldom-used clothing, are stored. The larvae of the two species (Tineola bisselliella and Tinea pellionella) of clothes moths eat and damage the animal protein, keratin, found in hair, wool, fur and feathers.
To help avoid moth infestations and damage, Closet Innovations recommends simple steps to protect clothing:
1) Clean garments before storing. Moths like little bits of food and body secretions mixed with their fabric meal. Very hot water or a dry cleaning solution will do the job.
2) Store the most worrisome clothing, such as fine cashmere and tasty woolens in sealed boxes or closed drawers. Sealing clean woolens and silk in plastic is the best defense.
3) Use lavender, or lavender and cedar sachet herbs or spray. Lavender and cedar herbal aromatic oils, as well as moth balls, are most effective when the scents are sealed in a box or a drawer with the clothing it is protecting. Lavender is called “a closet’s best defense,” and is a natural and effective insect repellent for both animal pests and fabric closet moths.
4) If one has a serious infestation, all clothing of woolens, silk, hair, fur and feathers will have to be professionally cleaned or washed in hot water. The closet will have to be thoroughly vacuumed in all corners, floors and the ceiling.
For more information about any of Closet Innovations’ products or services, call 866-486-1089, view the custom closet specialists on the web at closetinnovations-ba.com or visit its showroom at 101 Henry Adams St., Suite 236, in San Francisco.
About Closet Innovations
Closet Innovations is a design consultation, manufacturing and constructing company for custom closets, San Francisco custom cabinets, home entertainment centers, kitchen cabinets and home office design in San Francisco. Since 1995, Closet Innovations has provided the San Francisco Bay Area with high-quality custom closets and designs.