Saturday 27 September 2008 3.42pm
There's information about prevention and cure of textile moth infestation on this site
Though, as with all stuff about infestation, you have to keep calm and not get spooked by the scary pictures. Might be worth noting that, in general, American sites seem to go for fairly aggressive treatment, whereas the UK ones are less hyper.
We had moths once and got rid of them over a few weeks by a lot of hoovering, letting in air and sunlight, dry-cleaning, washing jumpers in hot, soapy water and then going back and hoovering again and again.
It depends on how bad your your attack is (note: not using the infestation word here again: words can be as spooky as pictures.) It may be that it's not confined to your flat because moths can breed in roofspaces and under floorboards. Ours didn't.
One piece of advice we were given was not to buy into a contract if you do call in the professionals. If the problem is local, once it's solved it shouldn't happen again - provided you make sure you're not continuing to offer a moth-attractive environment.
Huge sympathy with the grossed-out thing, by the way. Keep telling yourself they're not life-threatening, they don't even bite and they won't jump out at you.