If you have a moth infestation it can be tough to deal with. There is a special kind of aerosol spray designed specifically to kill moths and it can come in handy when you have a lot of them to get rid of. It also kills flies, bees, and other flying insects to boot. Probably the most prevalent brand is named Insectrol, but there are a few others you may run across, too.
There are three stages of the moth’s life cycle that you have to deal with and try to eradicate. First, you have the eggs which are basically indestructible and the moth killer spray won’t even have any effect on them.
You will have to wait until the eggs hatch and then spray again, so it will take a little time and few cycles in order to get rid of the infestation. Then there are the larva and the fully grown moths themselves, which this spray will kill quite readily.
The best way to use the spray can is to do one room at a time. Make sure all bedding and clothes fabrics are put away because the spray can damage them. Spray the entire room to fumigate it and then quickly close the doors you leave. It is best to do this when you are leaving the house for a while, and then when you return open the door and all the windows to let the fresh air in.
The aerosol is mildly toxic and will not hurt you unless you are exposed to it for long periods of time, but it is still best to spray when you’re away from home, and make sure of course that all pets and children are safe.
As I mentioned, the eggs will not be killed by the spray and you have to wait until they hatch. So when you start to notice moths again in a few weeks, you will have to do another round of spraying. But after about three or so cycles you should have the infestation pretty much under control.
It is also good idea to vacuum any carpet that you have in your home immediately after spraying, and make sure to keep it clean. The moth eggs can hide deep in the carpet and that is a good way to get rid of them.