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Cedar/pine scented moth balls

Discussion in 'Hats' started by SHARPETOYS, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. jskeen

    jskeen One of the Regulars

    cedar wood as moth repellent?

    How efficient have you folks actually found cedar in keeping the bugglies at bay? I'm thinking more along the lines of a hatstand or band block made from a solid piece of cedar, and used in the open, than a piece of wood or bag of shavings stored in a closed container. Obviously for it to have any real effect it would have to be unfinished, or possibly finished with a simple wax or oil finish rather than a coat of polyurethane, which would seal in the cedar oils.

    Are there any bad effects of having unfinished cedar in contact with a hat? Stains or color transfer? Opinions?

  2. The stuff that repels the critters is the oils in the wood.
    I use cedar but not touching my hats. Not sure wood shaped into a block band has enough oils to be effective.
    I put cedar balls/pouches in hat boxes with lids but make sure they can't touch the hat anywhere.
  3. A baseball bat in cedar, if you can hit the little beasts(?) It may be a little expensive in TV-sets, vases and coffee cups, though ;)

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