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How to protect your clothes from moths

The contents of historic homes across our region are under threat - from moths. The clothes moths attack wool, upholstery and even feathers and it's proving costly.

They may only be small, but the creatures can have a devastating impact. Credit: ITV

It's not clear why the problem is getting worse. But it is advised to check if there are more of them appearing around homes in the region.

English Heritage say careful cleaning is key to controlling the problems, Credit: ITV

They may only be small, but the creatures can have a devastating impact.

English Heritage say careful cleaning is key to controlling the problems, as the moths do not like being disturbed and it also takes away the creatures' food supply.

English Heritage say moth numbers in their properties have doubled in the last five years. It's not clear what's caused the population boom, although climate change is suspected.

The charity also wants the public to help with the clothes moth monitoring by putting free traps in their own homes to see whether the creatures are thriving there too.

The charity is providing free clothes moth traps. Credit: ITV
  • Click hereif you'd like to get your free clothes moth trap and to find out how to protect your clothes.