Monthly Q & A

Do moths really cause moth holes?

Moth holes are sometimes caused by particular types of moths (but not the type you typically see flying around at night) , but sometimes by other insects.

Direct damage occurs when insects such as webbing cloth moths feed directly on fabrics such as wool, mohair, fur, feathers, and down. They also damage blended fibers such as wool/polyester.

Indirect damage occurs when insects such as silverfish, beetles, and roaches feed on leftover food, perspiration, drink spills and starch on the fabric. For this reason, any stains should be removed from a garment before it is stored.

Using moth balls or cedar chests or chips can help prevent insect damage, but the odors can linger and garments will need to be aired out.

Please send us your dry cleaning and fabric care questions and we will answer one here each month.


November/December 2014, Vol. 39

The monthly newsletter from Barry-Regent Dry Cleaners

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