Safer® Brand Clothes Moth Alert Trap
Clothes moths have a funny way of finding their way into your nicest clothing -- that's why these pests are often called wool moths or cashmere moths.
If you think you have a moth infestation in your home, use Safer® Brand Clothes Moth Alert Traps to diagnose and identify the problem.
The Safer® Brand Clothes Moth Alert Trap uses strong pheromones to lure adult moths and trap them. Our clothes moth traps offer a cost-effective and easy-to-use pest control solution for the moths damaging your rugs, carpets and clothing. Our clothes moth traps lasts up to 12 weeks. These traps capture adult moths only.
Use Safer® Brand clothes moth traps for moth control and to provide an easy way to check for the presence of these moths. Also use if other moth deterrents, including mothballs or moth repellents are not working.
We recommend using Safer® Brand clothes moth traps to attract clothes moths and then Safer® Brand Flying Insect Killer to kill the clothes moth and other flying insects on contact. This trap-spray combo is the perfect 1-2 punch to eliminate moths and prevent moth holes in clothes.
What Do Moths Eat?
Interestingly enough, adult moths should not be your main concern when dealing with clothing and fabric damage. Instead, you should worry about clothes moth larvae. These larvae are so persistent that your clothing can very quickly turn into moth chow. Moth larvae love to snack on wool, cashmere and other animal hair fibers and can easily destroy hundreds of thousands of dollars in clothing in a very short amount of time. Why do pheromone moth traps such as the Safer® Brand Clothes Moth Alert Traps work so well? They attract adult moths and kill them before it's possible for them to reproduce.
Directions for Use:
- Hang clothes moth traps at eye level in closet and rooms to be protected. Pay special attention to items containing wool, cashmere, or other animal hair.
- Use one or two clothes moth traps for an average size room. Too many traps in one area may confuse the moth and make the trap appear not to work properly.
- Replace clothes moth traps after 12 weeks or when trap is full.
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Safer® Brand Clothes Moth Alert Trap - Specifications
- Clothes moth traps use pheromones to attract and trap adult moths
- Only 1 or 2 traps required for the average size room
- Protects furniture and clothing from moth damage
- Clothes moth traps last up to 12 weeks
- Unopened package should last up to several years
What's in the Box:
- 6 traps (two clothes moth traps per box)
- 6 lures (two lures per box)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateGreat product. have been using them for years.
I have a lot of Navaho and Rya wool rugs in my house and the windows are not tight. We like to have them open in summer since we don't have air conditioning but the first year I saw a lot of clothes moths in my bedroom. I put use a lot of these - in the closets where I store rugs and wool clothes, in the living room and in the parlor, changing them every 3 months. In the first 6 months I caught a lot of moths in all the traps but after that I haven't had any. We are gone for 6 months in the fall/winter/spring so I also spray cedar spray on pieces of cardboard that I place near the wool items.
Review RateInconsistent results
I used these last year, one at a time. The first trap lured and trapped 7 moths, the second trap in the same spot trapped none. I actually saw several moths in my bedroom and they weren't attracted or caught in the second trap. The little pherenome(sp?) patch was attached in the sticky part in both cases -seems like it wasn't very potent in the second trap. They were both set at eye level in the same spot. Your 30 day warrantee wouldn't have helped because the second trap that failed wasn't used in 30 days. Love the idea, just wish they were more consistently effective.
Good product. Works effectively!
These traps are amazing!
Review RateTHESE TRAPS WORK!
These clothes moth traps work! I have been buying the sixteen pack several times a year and distribute all sixteen around the house all at once. After three months most of the traps are filled with 5-10 dead moths. Highly recommended.
Review RateHard to set up trap with weak instructions
Moths aren't out to be catching but getting prepared for when they are. Setting up the trap wasn't easy, directions weren't clear . More descriptive words would help.
Review RateGreat product
Review Rategreat result
Used previously with great results and no smell.
Review RateSafe for my pets
I had avoided moth balls since I have sensitive cats so all wool and cashmere garments were destroyed. The Safer brand has done the trick saving my carpets, sweaters and other woolens. Thank you!
Review RateVery Effective
They are very effective for tapping male clothes moths as they state. Almost eradicated!
- All About
All About Insects the Clothes Moth Trap Controls
The clothes moth is only destructive during the larval stage. Clothing, upholstery, curtains and other furnishings may be ruined by the holes created when the larvae feed. In fact, just about anything made of natural fibers is potentially susceptible to damage by clothes moth larvae.
Learn more about clothes moths as well as other common flying insects in the home:
- Control Options
Control Options for Clothes Moths from Safer® Brand
Controls for Clothes Moths
Moth pheromone traps often called Clothes Moth Traps can help in controlling clothes moths.
Moth pheromone traps (clothes moth traps) can be used to alert you to moth problems and to monitor the level of infestation. Male meal moths are attracted to the pheromone and enter the trap where it is caught and cannot escape.
The trap should be placed in a clothes closet or area containing upholstery. Carefully read and follow all instructions completely for safe and effective use.
At the first sign of an infestation, place a trap in the home to monitor the level of infestation. Continuous monitoring is extremely important when you have a moth infestation to check the degree of infestation.
Clean clothes, vacuuming closets and storage areas, tight-fitting storage containers, extreme heat, and freezing temperatures are all methods that can be used to control clothes moths.
Take clothes to the dry cleaners to have the dirt and perspiration removed. Vacuum carpets, rugs, upholstery, baseboards and any other areas that may contain clothes moths. The lids of containers used to store clothing or fabric materials should fit very tightly so the tiny hatchlings cannot crawl inside.
Extreme heat can kill clothes moths if the temperature is high enough -- something that may be accomplished by washing clothes above 120 degrees F. You can also place items in a hot attic for about 30 minutes.
On the opposite end, freezing may also kill the clothing moth if the temperature is below 18 degrees F. and the material is kept at that temperature for several days. Note: If you are freezing woolen materials, be sure to remove as much air from the plastic freezer bag as possible.
Take clothes to the dry cleaners to have the dirt and perspiration removed when they become soiled or dirty. Vacuum carpets, rugs, upholstery, baseboards and any other areas on a regular basis, especially if you have noticed symptoms of an infestation.
When placing clothing and other materials in a container, carefully inspect the lid and the container -- the lid should fit very tightly so the tiny hatchlings cannot crawl inside - this should be done each time you are storing fabric materials, particularly woolen clothing and upholstery.
Extreme heat or freezing can be applied when you find larvae, eggs, or fecal matter on clothing or fabrics.
Indoor Moth FAQs
Q: Why are moths attracted to my clothes stored in my closet?
A: Larvae of the clothes moths cause the damage, feasting on clothing, mostly wool and fur clothing rugs, furniture. A female moth is attracted to clothing having food stains or perspiration. She lays eggs on the clothing. When the eggs hatch, the larvae feed on the fibers in the clothes.
Still want to know more? See our section All About Clothes Moths: Facts.