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Old 08-23-04, 11:31 AM
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What is the best method for getting rid of Moths?

Hi All,

I have noticed a significant number of months in the past couple months (probably 5-6). I'd first like to know what the root of the problem is. I've done some google searches and everyone suggests cleaning clothes, getting rid of standing water, etc. I'm pretty much a neat freak and everything is cleaned/washed all the time. I'm still not sure why there are some moths that appear.

Some of the products that get rid of moths produce a smell (ie: moth balls, moth biscuits -(really stunk)

Does anyone have any solutions?

Thanks
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Bats.

Are you talking about those annoying little moths that flutter around your TV screen when you're watching a new DVD? I just use a well-aimed hand and smoosh the little bastards.
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You can buy insect spray for your lawn, that should should kill them. I was apraying my lawn a couple of weeks ago and they were flying out of the grass.
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Originally posted by mllefoo
Bats.

Are you talking about those annoying little moths that flutter around your TV screen when you're watching a new DVD? I just use a well-aimed hand and smoosh the little bastards.
I would've figured your answer to be an iguana
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Originally posted by ANDREMIKE
You can buy insect spray for your lawn, that should should kill them. I was apraying my lawn a couple of weeks ago and they were flying out of the grass.
Thanks for the serious reply, however, I don't have a lawn (condo). These moths are appearing indoors.

Any other suggestions?
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Are the moths from inside your house or are they coming in from the outside? Most moths are harmless and came in because they're attracted to your light. If they're coming from the outside, you need to keep the doors and windowscreens closed. If they're laying eggs in your clothes (unlikely), you can buy phermone traps.

http://www.abqjournal.com/bugman/160...ns04-10-04.htm

We used to vacuum moths. We'd get a hundred or so each day before we got tired (eee-Thwummp-eeeeeee-Thwummp).
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Cedar blocks smell better than mothballs. Not sure how well they work though.
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Originally posted by Roto
Cedar blocks smell better than mothballs. Not sure how well they work though.
Thanks for that tip... any idea where to buy cedar blocks? Home depot didn't have any...
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What is the best method for getting rid of Mother?
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Originally posted by MitzEclipse
Thanks for that tip... any idea where to buy cedar blocks? Home depot didn't have any...
I know for a fact that Bed, Bath & Beyond has them. They, as well as Hold Everything, also carry hangers made of cedar that would also work... Usually, most stores that have a bedding/closet department should carry them. Hope this helps!
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find out where they are coming from also. Don't just get rid of them. I stapled fine mesh screens over openings in the eaves for airflow to stop wasps and other stuff from nesting in the attic.
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So, uhhh, just what kinda moths you seein', dude.
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Originally posted by wabio
yes Godzilla can destroy even the biggest of moths
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Originally posted by MitzEclipse
Thanks for that tip... any idea where to buy cedar blocks? Home depot didn't have any...
Home depot sells 4X 8 sheets of cedar. I guess you can line parts of your closets with it..

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