Mothballs are made up of pesticides that can cause harm to animals and humans both. Some of them are even carcinogenic and should be stopped from usage all the time.
So what can you do to ensure that your linens and clothes don’t get attacked by moth eggs and moths? Well, for starters, make sure your clothes are desert-dry when you store them. Also ensure that there is enough space between each piece of clothing so that moisture does not develop.
Additionally, if you’re one for purchasing organic substitutes for mothballs, the best bet is to get a cheesecloth and stuff it with bay leaves, cedar shavings, cinnamon sticks, cloves, eucalyptus leaves, lavender, peppercorns, rosemary, wormwood. Just make sure none of this stuff comes into contact with the clothes directly.
A greener & aromatic replacement for mothballs has arrived!