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How to Eliminate Your Textile Moths Problem: The BLANC Ozone Treatment Solution

Moths, those seemingly innocuous fluttering creatures, can wreak havoc on your beloved clothing and textiles. Specifically, textile moths, commonly known as clothes moths, belong to the Tineidae family. They are attracted to natural fibers such as wool, silk, and cotton, as these materials provide an ideal environment for them to lay eggs and thrive. Unfortunately, moths love cashmere! We hear so much of your moths adventures in store and through our customer care team that we thought this deserved a bit of the spotlight, some explanations - and some solutions!

1. What are moths - and where your moths problem comes from

The moths' life cycle begins with adult females laying tiny, nearly invisible eggs in the fibres of your clothing. Once hatched, the larvae, commonly known as caterpillars, feed voraciously on these fabrics. As they grow, they cause irreparable damage to the material, leaving behind unsightly holes and weakened fibers. If left unchecked, a moth infestation can quickly escalate, leading to substantial losses in your wardrobe.

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2. Why you should take your moths problems seriously

Ignoring a moth infestation can have costly consequences. Not only do these pests damage your valuable clothing, but they can also spread to other textiles, such as carpets, upholstery, and linens. Moreover, the damage caused by moth larvae is often irreversible, necessitating expensive repairs or replacements.

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Beyond financial losses, moths can also pose health risks. Their presence may exacerbate allergies, especially for individuals sensitive to airborne particles like moth scales. Additionally, the bacteria and fungi carried by moths can contribute to respiratory issues and skin irritation. It's crucial to address a moth problem promptly to safeguard your health and belongings.

3. What you can do to get rid of the moths ruining your clothes

Taking action to eliminate moths involves a multi-pronged approach:

a. Deep Clean and Declutter: Begin by thoroughly cleaning and decluttering your wardrobe. Vacuum carpets around it, get your upholstery and curtains professionally cleaned (we can help with that! If you’d like us to pick up bulky upholstery or curtains, book here, or you can call 020 8004 2630 or email info@blancliving.co), deep clean your wardrobe paying special attention to corners and crevices where moths may hide.

b. Launder and Dry Clean: Wash, or even better dry clean, all susceptible clothing and textiles, paying particular attention to those that have been stored for extended periods. High temperatures and thorough cleaning can eradicate moth eggs and larvae. The problem is that this, done at home, can go quite wrong for your textiles - do seek a professional's advice. If your problem is serious, you may have to dry clean your pieces individually. If it is just starting, Ozoning them will do the trick (see below).

c. Seal and Store: Use airtight containers or vacuum-sealed bags to store clothing. This prevents moths from accessing your garments and laying new eggs. Warning though! Only do this when your items have been cleaned thoroughly - else you will find your zip bag has become a cosy nest by the time you open it again...

d. Natural Deterrents: Employ natural deterrents such as cedarwood, lavender, or cloves. These scents are known to repel moths and can be used in sachets or essential oils. You can buy a whole range of natural moth deterrents in our stores.

e. Professional Pest Control: If the infestation persists, consider seeking help from a professional pest control service. They have the expertise and tools necessary to eradicate moths effectively. We can help with recommendations, please contact our customer care for further details.

4. A simple, cost-effective solution: BLANC's Ozone treatment

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When it comes to eliminating moth infestations and sanitising your cherished textiles, from clothing to home fabrics, BLANC's Ozone treatment offers a cutting-edge and environmentally-friendly solution.

How it works: The Ozone treatment uses clean technology to break down the biological structure of bacteria, leaving items totally disinfected. It is proven to sanitise entirely (including against the Coronavirus). This process has been specially designed with a patented system that quickly and safely converts the Ozone back to oxygen, leaving no harmful residuals and with no risk to our staff or customers.

Ozone cleaning is effective in killing moths because ozone is a highly reactive molecule composed of three oxygen atoms (O3). When moths come into contact with high concentrations of ozone, it will disrupt their respiratory and cellular functions, ultimately leading to their death.

100% effective, cheaper compared to the full dry clean option, it complies with the highest hygiene standards, and doesn't compromise on sustainability either. The treatment not only protects your clothes, accessories, and home textiles but also prevents unnecessary cleaning. This treatment has been independently tested and certified by the University of Newcastle microbiology laboratories to destroy harmful bacteria completely.

In conclusion, tackling a textile moth problem requires diligence and a combination of preventative measures and targeted treatments. BLANC's Ozone treatment offers an efficient, cost-effective solution that not only eradicates moths but also provides a host of additional benefits, from full disinfection to environmental consciousness. With BLANC, you can safeguard your textiles, health, and peace of mind. Don't let moths dictate the fate of your cherished belongings - take action today.




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