All advice was excellent; I appreciated each comment. Now I am on a mission to make sachet bags filled with herbs and spices known to be effective in deterring these pesky insects.
I was fortunate enough to gather the rosemary, thyme and mint from the garden, and had on hand bay leaves, stick cinnamon and cloves.
Today I assembled the ingredients for my bags:
|Rosemary, bay leaves, mint leaves, thyme, cinnamon and cloves.|
Here's a photo of the assembled ingredients. I may wait a few days -- until the fresh herbs have dried -- before I fill the bags.
|A potpourri of herbs and spices|
|This mix is pretty enough to leave in a bowl and use as a holiday decoration!|
|Here are some lavender-filled sachet bags I made several years ago and placed in bureau drawers. All these involved sewing, which I didn't want to do this time.|
This morning, I also have begun the process of rewashing each and every cashmere sweater, as well as the scarf and gloves I used last winter.
Thank you, thank you, to all who contributed to my knowledge on this subject.
And one more thing: my sister has promised to give me some of her excess cedar shavings, which I also will put to good use.
So there, take that, you hateful sweater destroyers!!!