Things are eating my kit!!

You can bet either moths or silverfish are having a chomp, as both love to eat wool as it is a protein.

If you notice tiny holes appearing that were not there previously, there is every chance there are moth larvae or silverfish somewhere where you are storing your kit; generally they will take to nibbling just one part of one garment.

To stop the issue getting worse, put your kit overnight in the freezer.

If you do have moths, it’s best to store your kit in sealed containers – if they cannot lay eggs, they will not eat your clothes. Since food stains and body oils attract moths, you should ensure your wool garment is clean before storing them away. Cedar balls have a reputation for deterring moths, though this has not been proven, while Lavender oil is perfect for keeping moths and silverfish away from your BREATHE vélo kit.