Have you tried essential oils to control the moths - Essential oils are highly successful - don't usually kill the insects but they don't like the smell - Peppermint would be a very good one - here is some information on bug repellents.
ANTS - Peppermint
APHIDS â€“ Cedarwood, Peppermint, Spearmint
BEETLES â€“ Peppermint, ThymeÂ
CATERPILLARS - PeppermintÂ
CUTWORM â€“ Thyme, SageÂ
FLEAS â€“ Peppermint. Lemongrass, LavenderÂ
FLIES â€“ Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage
GNATS â€“ Patchouli, Cedarwood, PeppermintÂ
LICE, PLANT â€“ Peppermint,
MOSQUITOES â€“ Lavender, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus, Cypress, Lemon / Orange, Cedar wood, Peppermint, Geranium
MOTHS â€“ Lavender, PeppermintÂ
SLUGS â€“ Cedarwood, Fir (Pine)Â
SNAILS â€“ Cedarwood, Fir (Pine), PatchouliÂ
TICKS â€“ Clove, Lemongrass, Sage, Thyme
WEEVILS â€“ Cedarwood, Patchouli, Sandalwood
SHOO-FLY Insect Repellent
10 drops Geranium
5 drops Cypress
10 drops Cedarwood
5 drops Eucalyptus
1/4 Tsp. Exuberance Conditioner
1/4 Cup Distilled Water
(Increase amounts proportionally for larger supply)
Directions: Mix oils in conditioner, then add to the distilled water and shake well. May be used in a sprayer and applied to hair, skin, or clothing. Excellent for people and pets.
There is more information on the use of therapeutic essential oils at http://antiagingchoices.com/Aromatherapy/home.htm
Mix 4 drops Eucalyptus, 4 drops Lavender, 4 drops Rosemary, 4 drops Tea Tree and use in any of the following ways:
Add to 1 teaspoon witch hazel and 4 teaspoons water in a bottle. Shake before applying directly to skin.
Add to 2 ounces witch hazel and 8 ounces water in a spray bottle. Spray your surroundings and your skin.
Add to 5 teaspoons olive oil. Rub this oil mixture on your skin, especially on those pulse points on neck, wrists, and ankles which seem to attract such critters.
Warning: Don't use this insect repellent on babies. It's a little too harsh for their tender skin. A few drops of Lavender in olive oil would work nicely for young ones.
BUG BITE MIX
You won't be able to get through summer without some bites. Straight Lavender on the bite is a great treatment, but it's also a good idea to keep some of the Bug Bite Mix described below ready-mixed in a bottle for quick and easy application. This recipe also takes advantage of some of the calming properties of Chamomile as well as the anti-itch properties of Eucalyptus. This can be a somewhat aromatic potion.
Blend 2 drops Chamomile, 3 drops Eucalyptus, 3 drops Lavender and use them in the following ways:
Apply straight to the bite
Add to a basin of water for washing the affected skin.
Add the oil blend to 2 tablespoons cider vinegar, which you can dab onto the bites with a cotton ball.
You can also use a drop of Eucalyptus on flea bites.
INSECT BITES / STINGS AND ESSENTIAL OILS
Medical description: A bite or sting from an insect. If you get bit by a poisonous insect or experience any allergic reaction, be sure to see a doctor.
Chamomile, cedarwood, eucalyptus, tea tree, and lavender oils reduce the swelling, itching, and inflammation and help stop allergic responses when youâ€™re bitten or stung by an insect. For mosquito or other tiny insect bites that donâ€™t demand much attention, a simple dab of one of these essential oils provides relief. If youâ€™re bitten by spiders or stung by a bee, use a clay paste that contains essential oils. As the clay dries, it pulls toxins from the bite or sting to the skinâ€™s surface to keep them from spreading. This method is also is good to draw out pus or splinters that are imbedded in your skin.