Easily $2000 those malevolent moths have stolen.
Cashmere robe, $300, multiple holes.
Persian carpet, $3000+, devalued by at least $1K (actually discovered this last winter and fixed, but I guess they migrated! grrrrr)
Favourite and only truly vintage sweater acquired on The Drive, $50 (but value much higher), a chunk taken right out of it.
Cashmere scarf, $150 on 50% off sale, riddled with holes.
Pashmina, a gift, likely $250, pretty much destroyed.
You get the idea! Yes, there’s more.
NASTY, VICIOUS, WOOL-EATING BUGS! They’re not even the pretty moths. They’re ugly.
It’s my own fault: I noticed them in the summer and was too preoccupied to deal with it. But the 0C weather has arrived and suddenly the full scope of the damage is painfully apparent.
I’ve read the options online for natural moth extinction (lavender, cedar etc.) but if anyone has real-world success stories, I’m listening.
Bummed out in Yellowknife,
Photo Credit: Cyanocorax