Mysterious small holes in my clothes

@SandeeE (346)
United States
December 20, 2011 10:35pm CST
Okay so growing up I always heard of Moth Balls to prevent moths from eating at your clothes or something like that. Well I cant stand the smell of the balls so never had them or do I know anyone anymore these days using them. BUT is this a true story? I recently have had three shirts in three different day's have small holes in them. Two had two small holes side by side. One shirt I had not worn in over six month's. It's wierd. what the heck can be causing the holes? I thought just maybe something snagged on them in the laundry like a bra strap or something? I just don't know but it's frustrating when it's a really good shirt boohooo. : [
2 responses
@marguicha (90363)
• Chile
21 Dec 11
I prefer moths to moth ball smell. But I keep moths away by washing the clothes and placing them in a plastic bag. The moths like the smell of clothes that have been used. Now if it´´s something else, you should check metal pieces in clothes.
@SandeeE (346)
• United States
23 Dec 11
Like bra strap latches and I do have a pair of jeans that came with a medal small chain connected to the zippers of all the pockets, and those have since broke off so I can get snagged on something when I sit down. Was curious if maybe that could have done it ...Who know's I'll just becareful, I certianly cannot afford a new wardrobe at this present time ya know. Thanks Marguicha!
@marguicha (90363)
• Chile
25 Dec 11
I bought some bags to put bras and other clothes like that inside. That helps. Sometimes, depending on what I will wash, I place there the delicates. I also suggest you put some nail polish over the broken chains of the jeans.
@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
21 Dec 11
It's not a mystery at all. You do have moths in the closet. These little buggers can cause a lot of damage if you don't get rid of them. There are multiple methods of doing this. You should do an internet search. I did find this article. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/home_blog/2010/02/moths-clothes-holes-closets-get-rid.html
@SandeeE (346)
• United States
23 Dec 11
Okay Dokey I will get on that. This is an old house and I'm telling you we've had so many thing's happen with creepy crawlies I have no doubt we probably have moths. ; [