sally wrote:prevention is your major first call. We have problems because we store our woolies and fur for months at a time. If you are wearing them reglarly, shaking and brushing the surface and airing diligently, then the little offenders can't get comfy. There is the old story about hanging furs in garderobes to deter moths as well, but I must confess that I don't know how firmly based in evidence that one is?
The Menagier de Paris certainly has advice on how to avoid fleas in clothing, can anyone recall if he also mentions moth?
Concering which know you and tell you your women, that in order to preserve your fur coverlets and yours stuffs, it is meet often to air them, in order to prevent the damage whcih moths may do unto them; and because such vermin gather when the cold weather of autumn and winter groweth milder and be born in the summer, at such time it behoves you to set out furs and stuffs in the sun in fair and dry weather
The mothe bredethe amonge clothes tyll that they have bytenit a sonder and yt is a maniable work, and yet it hydeth him in ye clothe that it can scantly be sene and it bredethe gladly in clothes that have ben in an evyll ayre, or in a rayn or myst, and so layde up without hanging in the sonne or oether swetre ayre after ... The erbes that be bitter and well smellinge is good to be layde amonger such clothes, as the bay leavis, cypres wode.
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