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Old 04-25-2015, 10:13 AM   #1
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Cedar to keep bugs away from woolies?

Do you worry about bugs eating up your wool diaper stuff?? I don't want to use moth balls... Yuck! Maybe cedar planks??

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Re: Cedar to keep bugs away from woolies?

I've read, and have been meaning to do this- is that moths don't eat cotton. So if you twist them in a cotton pillow case, they should be safe. Double bag it for extra precaution.

Most of my wool is still in regular use, so I haven't been too worried about it yet.
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Re: Cedar to keep bugs away from woolies?

Yes, cedar chips/balls/planks/etc., lavender sachets and cotton zippered pillow cases. Even better if you have a cedar chest but its not necessary.
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Re: Cedar to keep bugs away from woolies?

I keep cedar rings in the bins with my wool yarn and off-season woolies just as a precaution, but I've never had a problem. You can find cedar rings in the laundry section of most stores like WalMart, Target, etc.
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Re: Cedar to keep bugs away from woolies?

We have moths, and our old home had moths BAD. I recently took a pair of longies out of a wetbag- it had a cotton outer and a PUL inner. They have a hole!!! It could have happened before I put them in, though.

I have had the best luck sandwiching woolies in between layers of cotton baby clothes in a plastic tub with lid. I add lavender sachets on top and sides of the box before closing. I have never had a woolie damaged when stored that way.

Worst story ever: sil gave baby #2 a cashmere baby blanket she found at the Dillard's outlet store (like a $200 blanket; she paid $20) that I LOVED. Took it out of storage for baby #3... holes. HOLES. Lots of holes. I actually paid $20 to have it darned. It was a professional seamstress who darned it- she did a great job- and I will use it again for baby #5.

Moths. GRRR.
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Re: Cedar to keep bugs away from woolies?

Oh, in our old house I had a moth eat a ball of yarn I was currently knitting from!
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