Moths on wooden furniture are considered a silent plague, which must be detected in time to protect our precious furniture. We love wood, it is one of the most beautiful and durable materials to decorate our home. We use it to make structures, coatings, furniture, decorative details and even toys. But what happens when the moths arrive?

Moths on wooden furniture

Wood moths are small insects that feed on wood. There are several types of wood moths, but generally these larvae burrow into the wood and create galleries and holes that can weaken the structure of the wood itself. These insects can damage wooden objects such as furniture, floors, frames, beams, doors and windows. In addition, they can cause severe damage to buildings and wooden structures if not treated in time. If you notice signs of wood moth infestation on your furniture, it is important to act immediately to prevent the insects from seriously damaging it.

Some suggestions on what to do include immediately isolating the area where the infested furniture is located and trying not to move it to other parts of the house. This way you will avoid spreading the infestation to other areas. We can first use a vacuum cleaner to remove insects from furniture surfaces. In this case, you better make sure to empty the vacuum cleaner bag immediately to get rid of the insects and eggs collected in it.

To clean infested furniture, it is best to use a damp cloth, watching for signs of infestation. The challenge in removing insect colonies is also the difficulty in locating them, as they are not always visible until they have done obvious damage and have had time to develop into large numbers.

Aside from contacting an expert in the industry, if the infestation is not severe, we can resort to the old tricks of yore.

Orange oil

Orange essential oil can be obtained both by hand and online. If you want to make it at home, you need to get oil of your choice, ethyl alcohol and orange peel, put it in a jar and let it sit for a few days. After that, you can pour the mixture into a spray bottle and use it to spray directly on the furniture and the nests you find. Not only orange essential oil, but also other ingredients like vinegar can be used to get rid of termite infestations.

To get rid of termite infestations with white vinegar, you need to use a spray bottle and pour the liquid directly onto the infested areas. For best results, it is recommended to use the spray three times a day.

Boric acid against moths on wooden furniture

Boric acid is a toxic and dangerous product, so it is recommended to use it carefully and keep it away from children and pets. To use it, you need to buy boric acid in a garden store. After mixing a teaspoon of boric acid with sugar and milk in a container, the paste obtained is poured into bottle caps. The latter must be placed in strategic positions where the presence of the termite colony is detected. In the event that the infestation is not manageable, the only option is to contact specialized personnel, who could also think about “freezing” the invaded insects.