Moths are everywhere in Oklahoma right now and one place you don’t want them is in your home. Moths can do some real damage to wool and other clothing items, so how can you keep them away? A common method is moth balls but they contain harmful chemicals that can have major health effects. Thankfully there are safe ways to deter moths.
- Lavender: Dip cotton balls in some lavender essential oil and/or fill sachets with dried lavender. Place these anywhere you are worried about moths getting. Bonus, lavender grows very well in Oklahoma and is drought tolerant so you can grow your own.
- Mint: Mint can be used just like lavender.
- Cedar: You can buy cedar oil and even cedar planks that are made to hang in your closet to keep moths away.
- Vacuum often: Moths like dirt so be sure to keep your house vacuumed regularly.
- Tipnut has a great “recipe” for making your own moth deterrent. Check it out for even more ideas.
Added bonus, these tips smell WAY better than moth balls! Plus they won’t make you sick. And if you have more tips be sure to share them in the comments below or join the conversation on Facebook.
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Lisa Sharp is passionate about green living, organic food, animals, and natural medicine. She is an environmental activist, green living expert, and freelance writer. In addition to being the founder and editor of Green Oklahoma, Lisa has a green living blog, Retro Housewife Goes Green. You can follow Lisa on twitter @Retrohousewife5 and Facebook.