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
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
I don't know if I am doing something wrong but I've had these up for over a month and haven't caught one single moth. In fact I have seen them fly right past the traps. Mind you I don't have many, but I do have them. I see one or two almost every night. It's aggravating because I purchased like 12 traps to get the free shipping. So far they have been a complete waste of money. Very disappointed because I have been dealing with these moths for years. This was my last hope.Response From Safer Brand®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We recommend placing the traps at eye level in the closets and rooms to be protected. For an average size room, we recommend one or two traps.
We apologize for this experience. Our products are covered under a 30 day return policy and a one year warranty with the original purchase receipt. For further assistance, please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264).
Review RateExcellent Product
Delighted to eliminate moths before damage. Silent and effective. And managed to eliminate some other bugs of which I was unaware were living in my apartment! Delivery and packaging were good.
I love the Safer moth traps! We purchase them every few months and they help control the moth problem at our house. My only complaint is that I wish they came in larger mutli-pak options than 16 so that they would be even more cost effective. Thank you for making a safe product for this issue.
Review RateReally helpful product
My sister gave me one of these moth traps - I was surprised at how many moths it actually attracted, and it made me think that perhaps I have a bigger problem than I thought, so I purchased several more to put in other rooms of the house. We felt very comfortable with the product being safe around animals and children. Thank you for designing this!
Review RateGreat Trap
These traps are the BEST!!!.
Review RateGood work in progress
When I finally realized that the product was alerting me to the closets with moth problems, I was able to address. Exterminator recommended that keep using to decrease the male population. I am hoping it works as well as others have indicated.
Review RateSure beats mothballs and works well.
This is the second year I have used this.I started after a 2 year infestation before I looked them up on line.This was in the middle of the summer.No moths this winter,but when they started showing up again this Spring I put some up in every room. I have caught some in every trap and discovered I have 2 kinds.The small white ones and a bit larger brown ones.Lucky me.Anyways plan on using the traps all summer.
Review RateI use it religiously and it has made the situation noticably better
I like the traps, I buy them by the 16 pack. I see a marked difference in lowering the # of Moths, than without. Clears the apartment in about a week. I change them on average every 2.5-3 months when I notice the fliers more often. I put one in the closet, cleared it almost completely in about 9 months. Haven't seen more than a few in the traps since.. When I started It was full within a month.
Review RateSeems to be working
The moth traps seem to be attracting the moths. Hopefully this will solve the problem!
Review RateGreat product! Buying more!!
Felt a little skeptical but within less than an hour there was a moth in the trap! I felt relieved that the traps work but nervous that I had a moth problem. Now I have several moths in more of the traps I set up in other rooms and although I hope I have not found out I have a problem so late in the game I am glad that I am killing them off!! Will be buying more traps to keep watch from now on... also feel very relieved that the traps are SAFE since I have a few cats that might somehow get at them. Also feel safe using the traps in the living areas and ESP in the bedroom where most of the clothes are kept.
- 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.