Clothes Moths in the Fur Closet? The Do’s and Don’ts

Clothes Moths in the Fur Closet? The Do’s and Don’ts

What’s the Worst that Could Happen?

Moths are horrible for fur, cashmere, wool and other natural fiber garments. They love to eat through the garments, creating holes or worn areas. This is detrimental to your pieces, because it is possible moth-eaten items can’t be repaired.

So, What Can I Do?

If you are afraid of getting moths, there are some things you can do to help your garments. The best way to avoid moths is prevention. We’ve compiled a few simple ways to keep your garments safe.

  1. Always store your furs with a professional furrier during the summer. The warm months are when moths are the most active. By taking your garments to a professional furrier (such as Yudofsky Fur and Leather) you can make sure your garments are safe. If there is any fear of moths, we place your items into a fumigator. This does not harm the garment, but will kill off any moths or moth larva. After fumigation, your garments will be placed in our cold-storage vault. Our vault is temperature and humidity controlled. We absolutely love to give tours, so, please don’t hesitate to ask.
  2. When keeping your garments at home during the winter and colder months, make sure your furs and wools have enough room to breathe. Don’t have your pieces squished together. This is dangerous because moths can get trapped in between these garments and the only way for them to get out is to eat through the pieces.
  3. Never keep your garment in a plastic bag. This is for the same reasons as #2. If a moth gets trapped in the bag, the only way out is to eat through the fur.

What are the Signs of Moths?

The signs are as followed:

  1. You have worn spots/holes all over your garment.
  2. Your pieces are shedding rapidly.

What if I already have Moths?

If you already have moths, bring your garments in to Yudofsky Fur and Leather as soon as possible. We will take the necessary steps to try and save your items. Make sure to separate the moth-eaten item from all others because it is possible they can be infested as well.

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