How Quickly Do Moth Balls Kill Moths?
Moth balls are a common way to repel and kill moths, but how quickly do they work? The answer depends on the type of moth ball being used and the size of the infestation.
Types of Moth Balls
Moth balls come in two main types: those containing naphthalene and those containing paradichlorobenzene. Naphthalene is more effective at killing moths, but it has a strong odor that many people find unpleasant. Paradichlorobenzene is less effective at killing moths, but it has a milder smell.
The speed at which moth balls kill moths depends on the type of moth ball being used and the size of the infestation. Generally speaking, naphthalene moth balls will start killing moths within 24 hours, while paradichlorobenzene moth balls may take up to 48 hours to start killing moths. For larger infestations, it may take several weeks for all of the moths to be killed.