Totally Useless Against Moths
I wrote to the Co in June 2019 - (We were at end of Building & to busy to post this then)
We have found that the use of your products did not protect our clothes. There is NO warning on the Product to advise having to take other precautions. We found out the hard way after Diligently using this product for many years that there is basically NO protection using Hovex.. WE didn't scrimp on number of Capsules used & always replaced well in time.
In June 2019 we were horrified to find Insect damage / holes in 3 of my wife's Wool /Cashmere Jumpers ...& holes in 2 of my Merino wool Jumpers. Value of Jumpers new was over $1400. I advised the Company -took photos of all affected & supplied all relevant information. I was NOT asking them to replace but to allow us some compensation - & my wife would do repairs where possible. They could not care less On their web site it states “Hovex Camphor has been protecting Australian families and homes for the last 15 years, making it the simple, highly effective and traditional way of protecting your clothes and important papers, from moths and silverfish.” --- Well No it Doesn't ! They refused any responsibility despite sending photo's of damage & photo's of Walk in Robe etc. No compensation whatsoever from them just along list of denials etc. example : From Hovex --- As you have used both products Hovex Camphor and also the Hovex Clothing Moth Killer and saw no moths or trapped moths in the trap it is very likely that the damage to your clothing was not from clothing moths and need to take into consideration that there are other insects/pests that can damage clothing also, such as.. Carpet Beetles ,Cockroaches , Crickets ,Silverfish / Firebrat & lastly even Termites. When delicate clothing such as wool and cashmere are stored without first being thoroughly cleaned, then all body perspiration and little stains on the clothing will contain all the tasty nutrients necessary to accumulate on the clothes for the insects/bugs to eat.
The best for storing clothes
Hovex camphor is the best insect repellant for storing clothes and in wardrobes. Also it's useful around paper, books magazines and laundry cupboards. I've been using it for years. I find the sachets more economical and convenient than the smaller plastic hangers. And it seems a waste to throw them out. The sachets are harder to find in stores.
Effective without the toxicity of napthalene
The bulk sachets are harder to find in stores.
Questions & Answers
My mum bought this product from Coles at Helensvale,QLD for her silverfish problem,and she nearly passed out and got very sick,she called an ambulance she was so ill,she's at my sisters now because she can't stay at her place,because of the odour,even though all the product has been thrown out,just reporting what happened from B.Kelly
They are strong in odour I only put one per wardrobe, try not to get them too close to the cloths as they will pick up the odour, i also check the packets as most of them only have half the amount of balls If she got sick wash her cloths that where in the wardrobe and air it out.
I've heard of bad reactions to the Napthalene balls more than camphor.
Camphor is a natural product but like all herbs it can used for particular health conditions and not good for the opposite type of conditions. Camphor is in common use so this type of reaction is not usual and most people are not adversely affected. It's a usual ingredient in the cold rubs to inhale and clear breathing.
A rule I use is : if the bugs don't like something it's worth checking as the bugs are acting on their natural instincts.
I use these a lot and camphor is good for me, it clears my head and thinking.
Is this product safe to use in a home occupied by toddlers, to inhaled the camphor fumes released by the tablets?
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