What smell keeps moths away?

А moth infestation is one of the most unpleasant and disturbing things that you could face in your domestic environment. Moths are a group of flying insects that consists of more than 160 thousand distinct species. They can enter your home through infected foods and do quite a lot of damage to your kitchen, furniture, carpeting, and clothes.

Once a moth infestation goes out of control, professional moth control services may happen to be your only option for recovering the perfect hygiene and safety of yourself and your belongings. Anyway, what is there to do before the problem intensifies, and how can you battle moths on your own? Here is our shortlist of products and smells that keep moths away and helps you prevent, manage, and control the moth population in your home. 

#1 Cedar

Cedar has demonstrated a proven negative effect on moths and is therefore praised as a very suitable alternative for preventing a moth invasion. You can dilute natural and high-quality cedar oil in water, put it in a spray bottle or a diffuser, and treat your home with the solution. Both moths and other types of domestic pests are repelled by the pheromones in the cedar, and will most probably start evacuating as soon as they smell it.

#2 Lavender

Lavender is another traditional and classic moth repellent. You’ve probably seen the little bags of dried lavender made for hanging in your closet or wardrobe, and you’ve been wondering if they work. The short answer is – yes, they do. Moths hate the smell of lavender so that you can use it in the form of dried plant, essential oil, or special lavender spray.

#3 Other dried herbs

Other dried herbs that have shown a similar excellent effect include thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, and cloves. Once again, you can hang a textile bag of these dried plants in your closet, or spray their diluted essential oils on your clothing. If the moth infestation goes further than your wardrobe, you can use an aroma diffuser to sprinkle thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, and cloves in the infected rooms.

#4 Essential oils

Moths are generally unhappy with all fresh and floral fragrances. So, except for the plants we mentioned above, you can also try using essential oils of different kinds: sandalwood, geranium, orange blossom, lemongrass, peppermint, eucalyptus, bergamot, or combinations of them. To make an efficient solution, you can mix a few drops of the chosen oils with distilled water and distilled alcohol. Mix them in a mist fluid bottle, shake the mixture well, and spray the infected areas until you start seeing an improvement.

These scents can be used as both prevention and treatment of moth invasions. Their action is rather pleasing, and yet – sometimes wholly natural solutions may speed down the moth removal process, especially if the moth colony is already too big.

That is precisely where the team of Toxic Respond steps in and provides speedy and adept pest control in Enfield and many other areas throughout London. Because sometimes, you can’t handle everything on your own, and you’re generally not supposed to, especially when it comes to pest control and moth infestation.