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Mothballs are made of naphthalene or para-dichlorobenzene, two pesticides that transform straight from a solid to a gas. Because of its flammable nature, naphthalene is a less common component of modern mothball producti...

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Mothballs are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency in the United States and may only legally be used under the conditions specified on the label. They are intended to protect clothing and other fabrics from m...

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Contrary to popular belief, mothballs are not very effective at repelling snakes. The best way to keep snakes out of areas inhabited by pets and humans is to make the area less appealing to the reptiles.

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