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Thread: Little Tiny Bugs

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    Does anyone have a problem with clothes moths and beetles? I didn't have them before I started collecting fabric. How do you get rid of them without contaminating fabric, etc.?

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    Wash the fabric first as soon as it comes in the house. You never know where that fabric has been, how long it was in storage, if the shipping boxes had bug eggs/nests/or whatever in it.

    To get rid of them now? Depends on the bugs, but check out bug sprays, bug bombs, and natural ways to get rid of them.

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    I am so sorry you are having this problem!!! I just checked mine a while back due to all of the starch I use...so far so good... but we don't have problems with moths out here either...

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    Run the fabric through the dryer, the heat helps kill the bugs/eggs without using sprays.

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    Sorry you are having that problem. So far, I'm ok but I better clear some of the stash and check the whole closet.

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    I have a little bag of moth balls I keep in each drawer/container with my fabric. It's enough to keep the bugs away, but not enough to make the fabric smell.

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    I use dried lavender, which I have growing in my garden. I put it into small bags made of cotton fabric. I have a bag in each draw not under the fabrics but so as the air can get to it. Smells wonderful and so far I have had no problems with moths or bugs!

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    Lavender or eucalyptus leaves repel most little bugs. You have to kill what you have first.

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    I wonder if you could put it in the freezer for a couple of days. I do that with dog cookies to kill the bugs.

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    I use bay leaves in kitchen cupboards to keep bugs away, don't know if it will help you or not. I also freeze all flour,rice and such when I bring it home, but I do it for a month before getting it back out. that is what my mom taught me. Hope someone can help.

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