Saturday, 18 April 2015
ON THE WING - AND A PRAYER
THE CLOTHES MOTHS ARE BACK WITH US earlier than ever after the mild winter and they are out looking for cosy, warm, woolly nesting places. Yesterday, I found 5 just crawling out from under a blanket chest, all ready to mate and lay their tiny eggs all over the house as they did last year when the larvae nibbled small holes in quite a few places. Go to the ironmongers/chemists now for the moth traps that work well for telling you they are seeking their mates and on the offensive! My ironmonger has already almost run out of supplies OF SPRAYS AND CAMPHOR BALLS, and said he had big problems last year getting the right sprays etc after that pandemic! I have found that the moths especially love anything with animal hair in the weave - cashmere, angora, alpacca and Persian rugs, as well as sheep's wool. I just pray I have everything covered and safe. My neighbour has already lost a favourite tapestry cushion to the little pests.