Keeping Away Moths with Cedar Blocks
Moths are a huge problem for almost anyone with spacious closets or attics filled with old clothing or linens. They will nest and lay eggs in your prized sweaters and dinner linens and when you go to dig them out, they are filled with holes or worse yet, moth eggs. However, the method that many people use to root out these unwanted guests can be even worse than the moths themselves.
Moth balls and flakes are loaded with chemicals and have a pungent, unpleasant odor that can fill a closet, stick to clothing, and ruin the comfort of a perfectly good storage space. Luckily, there are natural, environmentally friendly ways around this problem - mainly with the use of cedar blocks.
What Cedar Does
Cedar is a naturally aromatic wood that has a very subtle scent that most people find rather pleasant. At the same time, due to cedar's need to protect itself from insects outside, that same scent is incredibly unpleasant to most insects, causing them to go out of their way to avoid it. Basically, they hate it and we love it - making for a perfect repellant that doesn't need to be treated or washed with chemicals to work properly.
Using Cedar for Pest Control
To affectively use cedar blocks for pest control, the best route is to get simple cedar blocks or chips that can be placed in your closet carefully in certain intervals. They work well in attics as well and because they are specially sanded and shaped, they look nice too - blending in with most decors. Additionally, you closet organizing doesn't need to be redone because of them.
Careful placement, and regular checks to make sure there is no moisture and you'll find that your cedar blocks are not only keeping your closets and other storage spaces clear of moths - they smell and look great as well.
For many people who have relied on moth balls and flakes for years to keep their clothing clear of moths, it might seem silly to switch to a simple block of wood. However, you'll ultimately find that cedar works just as well as any artificial moth and insect repellant, doesn't bother you as much as it does the moths, and doesn't linger or get stuck in places that are incredibly hard to clean out. In short, Cedar is the ultimate solution to insects in your storage spaces.