I have always tried to dissuade clothes moths from sharing my home. I have some cute cedar wood hearts, and cherish the belief that their scent is off-putting to these little creatures.
I have avoid using mothballs – I can’t throw straight, so I know I would never be able to hit the target! [and I hate the smell]
However I have discovered another phenomenon attacking my wardrobe [and Bob’s] I’ve not seen it mentioned elsewhere, but I am naming this the Midriff Moth.
Loads of our tee-shirts seem afflicted by holes round the waist. Observe my Fibonacci shirt
Please ignore the fact that the picture was taking before ironing, and that there’s a Maplin catalogue in the corner of the shot [there usually is, but I normally crop that bit!]
Note the position of the little fluorescent marker
Close up shot
Two tiny holes. This picture is actually one of Bob’s teeshirts.
I have concluded that it is something to do with the way that the belt buckles on our jeans abrade the fabric [lovely word that- so much more evocative than ‘rub’!]
I do not want to darn the holes – I could do so, but I think that would pucker the fabric and draw more attention to the minuscule apertures [more lovely words] Currently my technique is to turn the garment to the inside and apply a couple of drops of this…
It seems to prevent the holes getting bigger, and survives washing and ironing.
Do other people have this problem? If so, how do you deal with it?
Or is this holiness confined to my household?