Small with shiny, dusty wings, moths look completely harmless,
but if they find your woolies drawer, they'll leave your jumpers armless.
What's worse the little blighters seem to have discerning taste,
so it's not the chunky hand knits that's their favourite nesting place,
No, it's cashmere that's the yarn of choice, CASHMERE if you please!
and when I shook mine out last week it looked like holey cheese.
That wasn't all, they'd had a ball! Made me feel quite queasy,
so I googled how to shift them.
Turns out it isn't easy.
Moth Balls work though not just moths who think the things are lethal,
what's the point in using them if all your clothes smell evil?
But we were well past the prevention stage; way too late, for sure;
can't hot wash my best jumpers, I need another cure.
So I stick them in the freezer, a few items at a time,
and pray it kills the pesky eggs and larva in its prime.
Then I buy a cotton zip-up bag to fill my woolies drawer
and every time it's opened there's a waft of lavender.
Now I smell like Yardley's soap, and finding jumpers is a bore,
But moths I've got your number,
touch my cashmere and it's WAR.
(And if you doubt me at all
just count the smudges on the wall...)
Linking up with Victoria's Prose for Thought