White mold/mildew on some of my wood furniture
We get hot, humid summers here, and I run my window AC to help combat the indoor heat, but I've, regretfully, never used a dehumidifier in this house. I'm moving in about six months or so, and I don't want to bring any mold/mildew problems with me to my new place. So I need advice as to how to avoid spreading the problem to a new home.
Within this past year, I've noticed white mold/mildew on the unfinished wood on the back sides of two of my dressers in my bedroom. On one dresser, the white stuff grows to about halfway up the back of the dresser. I've had these dressers for many years, and I've never had any issues before this house. Can that white mold make it's way inside the dressers to my clothing? I have no other place to store all that clothing. (I also noticed some orange dots on a few collectibles that are made of paper or cloth).
The white mold/mildew on my two dressers developed after I used a spray insecticide a number of times along the baseboards behind those dressers. So maybe the wet insecticide added to the moisture in the air in humid summers.
I tried to remove the white mold from the wood twice, by using a disposable cloth that contains some bleach and soap, but the white stuff always grows back. I'm not able to take this furniture outside to do a proper removal of the mold.
I won't be taking those two dressers to my new home when I move. Yet I'm so worried that the problem is now spreading to my other furniture, books, sofa, mattress, clothes, etc. Or maybe it has spread, but I can't visually see the mold yet? And I don't want to bring something to my new place that has any mold or spores on it.
So to avoid bringing the problem to a new home, should I discard my mattress, other furniture, books, etc when I move, even if I don't see any mold on these items? What should I do to avoid spreading the problem to a new home?
Not sure if I'm overreacting or not. Thank you very much for any help and advice.