Frequently Asked Questions
Mothballs are compressed from crystals comprised of either Para dichlorobenzene or Naphthalene. In addition to the “BALL” type of product, the same chemicals are available “FLAKED” (paper sachet) or as “BLOCKS” (closet hangers).
Para dichlorobenzene and Naphthalene mothballs sublime, that is, they change from a solid to a gas at room temperature. The rate at which this happens depends on ambient temperature and airflow.
When used in accordance to the label directions, mothballs pose no unusual risk to the consumer.
The most common use of mothballs is the protection of natural fabrics (wool, cotton, fur) prone to attack by moths. Mothballs, sachets, closet hangers, crystals and flakes all function the same way. Depending on the product, they can be used in a closet, clothes chest, garment bag, clothes drawer or other areas where clothes may be stored.
NO. This is a common misuse for mothballs and will likely cause more harm than good. The vapors can be absorbed into fruits and vegetables in the garden as well as through the root system.
No. This is another common misuse for mothballs. The vapor is heavier than air and will drift downward penetrating living areas. The vapor produces an odor that is generally intolerable to most people.
No. The sun will kill moths only on parts of the fabric exposed to the sun. Moths will still live inside the lining, under collars, in cuffs, etc.
No. Moths live in any temperature over 50o F
No. Stockings do not allow adequate rate of evaporation to effectively kill moths.
Yes. While moths prefer natural fabrics, they will eat synthetic fabrics that have food stains/spills and will eat a hole in the fabric to get to the stain or spill.
No. Dry cleaning will kill moths immediately but moths may still crawl over from a soiled item and eat a hole in a newly cleaned item.
Most clothes moth infestations in homes are carried in on carpeting, woolen goods, furniture and other home furnishings. Infestations may also start when woolens are improperly stored in dark places and left undisturbed for long periods of time.
Cedar contains volatile oils that may kill larvae if when the oils are highly concentrated. Moths, eggs and pupae are not affected by these oils. The oils are not repellant to the adult stages.
Sodium Tetraborate (Borax) is a low-toxicity mineral with insecticidal, fungicidal, and herbicidal properties. Although, Enoz Liquid Ant Killer offers a safe and effective alternative to synthetic chemical pesticides it should be kept out of reach of children and pets.
Ants are drawn to the feed attractant and consume the borax bait; it interferes with their digestive system and gradually kills them. This slow kill allows time for the worker ants to consume the bait and head back to the nest to share with the rest of the colony.
Place in areas where you have seen ant activity and along established ant trails, do not block the trails. Check the baits every few days and replace liquid as needed. Remove when activity has diminished.
Fruit flies (Vinegar Flies) are small flies measuring about 1/8 inch in length, including their wings and have red eyes. They feed on fruit in both its adult and larval stages. They frequently appear near unrefrigerated fruit and vegetables in our kitchen and other organic materials but they also will breed in drains, garbage disposals, empty bottles and cans, trash containers, mops and cleaning rags.
Fruit flies are attracted to the feed attractant in the container. They will fly into the container and become trapped when they attempt to lay eggs in the liquid. Enoz Fruit Fly Traps continue to eliminate new adults as they emerge and before they can lay eggs.
Yes, it is a completely non-toxic and uses a food based attractant to draw the fruit flies into the container.
Enoz Roach Away is a slow-acting dry powder insecticide that is extremely effective in small amounts and retains potency as long as it remains dry. The active ingredient borax acid has no repellency to insects and, consequently, roaches return to treated areas repeatedly until they die. The powder adheres to their legs and is when the insects groom themselves, they ingest the borax which causes death due to starvation and dehydration a few days later. Boric acid is deadly to cockroaches, but is low in toxicity to people and pets.
Apply Enoz Roach Away to cracks and crevices where roaches hide – inside and behind cabinets and appliances, wall cavities and under sinks. For best results, the powder should be applied in a very thin layer barely visible to the naked eye. To apply a fine layer, shake the container and puff a small quantity of the powder into the target area.