How to keep bugs out of wool/cashmere?

sillywahine

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Dec 22, 2006
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put cedar blocks around them, you can buy them @ bed bath and beyond. What I do is put them in a huge ziploc bag and throw in 2-3 cedar blocks.
You can also refresh old cedar blocks by rubbing it on sandpaper as well :smile:
 

Vendrazi

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Oct 27, 2008
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put cedar blocks around them, you can buy them @ bed bath and beyond. What I do is put them in a huge ziploc bag and throw in 2-3 cedar blocks.
You can also refresh old cedar blocks by rubbing it on sandpaper as well :smile:
I assume you leave the ziploc bag open? (Is the bag just to protect the clothing from the oils in the wood?)
 
Oct 29, 2006
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Los Angeles
Bugs go after dirt/sweat in clothes, so wash/dry clean your items before storing them. Don't throw your clothes on the ground where silverfish/carpet beetles can get to them (I have problems with this one!). I also try to wear or at least rearrange items in my closet frequently, as this will disturb bugs/eggs that might be on your clothes.. I've always found that things get motheaten when they sit in your closet, unworn, for months.
 

~bastet

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Jun 12, 2007
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I use cedar blocks. I never use moth balls. My mother swears by mothballs, but I haaaaaate them. I think they smell awful, and I don't care what she says, the smell never comes out!