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05/24/2012 01:58 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Moth Problem? We Test 9 Ways To Get Rid Of Moths (PHOTOS)

Though we're sure they have their reasons for existing, we consider moths to be the 'black sheep' cousin of butterflies. They have those dull wings, they eat our sweaters and they do things like lay eggs in carpets. (We'll let that one sink in for a moment.) Moths also have a distinct way of startling you by flying spastically out of cupboards, closets and near light sources. No wonder we've seen an uptick of people asking for ways to get rid of moths.

The issue is that most conventional moth repellents and deterrents involve, for lack of a better term, stinky stuff. Though moth balls can be an effective method for combating pest issues, we think their lingering odor is often much worse than finding your favorite sweater riddled with holes. But what about a more, shall we say, friendlier method? Is it possible to repel moths without the stink or questionable chemicals?

Below, we put 9 natural ways to get rid of moths to the test. How did our results fare? Find out in our slideshow, below!

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