Moth balls inside attic

Asked June 2, 2019, 8:04 AM EDT

My friend put moth balls inside of my attic only 2 small bags. What can i do to get rid of the mild smell or how long do i wait for it to go away for repel for squirrel? I have no money to re-insulate my attic. Help

Florida

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, the chemicals in mothballs can be persistent for a long time. Here is an OSU Extension article about them: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/catalog/files/project/pdf/pnw606.pdf

I suggest you contact your county Extension office for advice about dealing with removing the smell, if there is any. You did not indicate your county, or I could refer you to their website, but you should be able to find it easily. Good luck!