Which Is The Best Way To Kill Moths?

Moths can be a pest in the home. Not only can they be a nuisance but, if they lay eggs, their larvae can eat through your belongings.

Moth Larvae will eat fabrics, furniture, paper, hairs etc.
This is so easy to use. 

Simply take the trap out of the box.

Peel off the paper to reveal the glue trap underneath.

Join the flaps to fold it into a triangle.

Place the trap where you wish.

Any moths that are flying around in the room should be caught in a day or two.

If they can’t find a way out of the room, they will be attracted to the pheromone and stick to the glue trap.

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This product will only kill adult moths. It will not help kill moth larvae.

The traps are effective for 3 months. You will need to write the date that you begin to use the trap on the bottom for expiry purposes.

Rentokil Clothes Moth Killer Cassette -

Hanging Cassettes are easy to use.

They look like a tiny plastic bar of soap when opened.

The hanger top then folds out of them.

Simply take it out of the packet and remove it from the plastic cling wrap.

Fold the plastic hanger from the box cassette.

Slide the dial to the month you opened it or to the month it will expire.

Hang it up.

It can be hung on clothes rails or placed inside drawers or suitcases.

One cassette lasts up to 6 months.

Active ingredients are Transfluthrin and propylene carbonate.

The cassettes kill adult moths, larvae and eggs.

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Each cassette protects up to 0.5 cubic metres of space, more than one should be used in larger wardrobes.

Should be disposed of with normal household waste.

Do not contaminate foodstuffs, eating utensils or food contact surfaces.

These moth repellent balls are made from real cedarwood. 

They give off a pleasant aromatic cedar fragrance and are 100% natural.

The Cedar Tree has a self protective characteristic in which it can resist rot, moisture and insects. This attribute is what helps the Zero In Cedarwood Moth Balls repel moths.

The moth balls will also help to prevent mildew.

The moth balls are designed to be used to protect clothing and are recommended to be used in drawers and wardrobes.

Place one Cedar Ball in the pocket of each hanging garment or, where clothes are folded, place one between alternate layers of clothes.

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For delicates or white fabric, a piece iof tissue should be used to prevent extended contact between the fabric and the wood.

The Cedarwood Balls act only as a repellent against adult moths but will not kill them or their larvae.

The moth balls are effective for 6-12 months. Then you can replace them or use Zero In Refresher Spray to refresh the fragrance.

Insecto Midi Smoke Bomb -

Smoke bombs should only be used where it is safe to do so.

The labelling states 'For use only as an insecticide for professional use in public hygiene / nuisance'.

Read the label first. Food, food utensils and pets will all need to be protected.

When the setting is safe, simply close windows and doors, light the wick and let the fog go to work.

The smoke bombs are great if you want the job done quickly.

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Allow a minimum of two hours before ventilating the room.

The amount of smoke bombs required will depend upon the the type of insect you are targetting.

Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

To avoid risks to human health and the environment, comply with the instructions
for use. 
There is a particular type of moth called a carpet moth.

They feed on hairs, fibres, feathers etc. They enjoy Keratin.

Their young larvae can be carried into the home on pets or on the bottom of someone's shoes.

Carpet Moths will eat through carpet, rugs and any natural fibres.

The Rentokil Carpet Beetle & Moth Killer Powder is effective and easy to use.

If you have heard of Shake ‘N’ Vac, it is used in the same way.

Puff the powder lightly over surfaces, especially surfaces that have been eaten bare or that appear to have been eaten.

Leave for at least 30 minutes, several hours would be ideal, and then vacuum.

Rentokil’s powder kills eggs, larvae and adult moths.

Carpet Beetle & Moth Killer Blog Image

It will also kill ants and clothes moths. It can be applied directly onto ants nests.

Pets and children should be kept well away until the product has been completely removed. It should never be applied directly onto pets or pet bedding.

It cannot be used in wet locations.

Rentokil Insectrol Moth Killer -

The Rentokil Insectrol Moth Killer is a spray.

It can be used as a surface spray or as a space spray.

For a surface spray, spray the surface and the insects in short 1 second bursts from 60-90cm away.

As a surface spray, it has similarities to the Smoke Bombs in that you will need to ensure that the environment is safe to use the product.

Read the label first. Food, food utensils and pets will all need to be protected.

Close windows and doors. Spray for 10-15 seconds. Then keep the room closed for 15 minutes.

Ventilate the room thoroughly before re-entry.

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The Rentokil Insectrol Spray should not be sprayed on clothing, bedding (including mattresses ) or onto plants. You may need to cover these things if you are using the space spray method.

So Which Product Is Best?

The products listed above are only a selection of the moth products that we stock.

As you can see they are quite different.

The first thing would be to know what issue you are facing?

Carpet Moths are a specific pest. To use the Carpet Moth Powder would be the best option in this situation.

The Aeroxon Traps are ideal if you just want to stop the nuisance flying adult moths in a room.

The Zero In Cedarwood Balls are more of a preventive measure. They are natural and they won’t kill moths. They simply repel them.

The Insecto Smoke Bombs are on the serious end of the scale. A short, sharp shock. Hence the reason, they are described as being for professional use. Ideal if you have an infestation.

Though, we are all different. Everyone has their own way that they prefer to tackle a situation. Sprays and powders, smoke bombs and all natural cedarwood. Each individual will more than likely have a preference which they will sway towards.

Check the products to make sure they deal with your particular problem.


Do they kill eggs and larvae or only the adult moths?


Then choose the method that you prefer.


It wouldn’t hurt to use the prevention methods also. Nobody wants an infestation of moths and larvae!