How to avoid moth infestation?

Use lavender or Swiss pine wood in drawers and wardrobes. This keeps away moths but does not expel existing moths. Moth feed causes holes or the fibre is damaged and holes occur when wearing garments. There is only one proven means to keep away moths from your garments: store it in airtight bags or boxes to avoid feed

You may use our original package, which Cosilana also uses as moth protection.

By using the Polybag again it has an ecological effect and counteracts to the throwaway mentality of nowadays.

If your garments are attacked by moths or you suppose an attack, wrap it in a plastic sheet and put it into the freezer for 1 or 2 days. Moth eggs and nymphs are dying. Clean floors and holes of shelfs regularly with a vacuum cleaner. A natural moths abatement are ichneumon wasps. Eggs of these useful animals have less than one millimetre and are laid by adult insects directly on the eggs of moths, where nymphs hatch and destroy moth eggs and nymphs. Small cards with colonies of ichneumon wasps on are available. The useful animals are very small (approx.. 0,3-0,4 mm) and hardly visible to the naked eye. A good alternative are ecological sprays for prevention.

You will find more information concerning ecological prevention of moths and other pests at


The clothes moth

The clothes moth is a nocturnal animal. It is about six to nine millimetres long and in colours of  light yellow to dark brown  shining. It prefers silent storages. The female lays about 100 to 250 eggs on woollen clothes, furs or upholsteries. From these eggs yellow-white nymphs are slipping after two weeks.

Flying time and greatest danger for moth infestation is the time of May to September. The nymphs of the clothes moth need the keratin fibres contained in animal hair (wool and fur).

Clothes from plant materials and synthetics are also eaten by moths but not digested. Clothes from mixtures wool and other materials are also threatened!

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