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Moth Madness

I don’t know if anyone has ever experienced the “life and times” of dealing with these annoy creatures or not.  But about 2 years ago, I noticed some of my clothes had little tiny holes in them.  Then I thought OH NO …

I have heard people down talk this little destructive, nasty animals! So, I immediately started doing research on exactly how to get rid of them.  I can’t tell You exactly how many hours I’ve invested on reading about moths. Once I start seeing them all over our house, then I knew I had a big problem.  

I started in my bedroom closet, I tossed all my destroyed clothes and examined my few remaining.  Then I proceeded to the other closets and did the same thing.  One of the things I read was to place clothes in a deep freeze (which I did).  Then I purchased these moth traps, which it seemed to help.  It folds up like a triangle and it attracts the male moths with it’s scent of a the female and before they know it ~ it is stuck.  Great!  Then also I purchased several packages of the fly strips.  But here it is a new year and I am back dealing with them again…I have a bottle of vinegar and a fly swatter close-by all over the house.  It drives me crazy!

I’ve read they prefer darkness and will crawl inside any container, books, boxes, corners, tight corners, etc and quietly lay their babies.  Which is allot!  The white moth is suppose to be the female and her mission is to find a good location to lay her larva and supposedly she will die afterwards.  Then You have the black/dark ones, which are the males and their mission is to fly around and hook up with the females.  They will live the longest.  

I’m open to any advice, comments, suggestions anyone would like to share with my not welcomed room mates.    

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 Moths: A Complete Guide to Biology and Behavior” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Complete Guide to biology and behavior

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Insects boast incredible diversity, and this book treats an important component of the western insect biota that has not been summarized before―moths and their plant relationships. There are about 8,000 named species of moths in our region, and although most are unnoticed by the public, many attract attention when their larvae create economic damage: eating holes in woolens, infesting stored foods, boring into apples, damaging crops and garden plants, or defoliating forests. In contrast to previous North American moth books, this volume discusses and illustrates about 25% of the species in every family, including the tiny species, making this the most comprehensive volume in its field. With this approach it provides access to microlepidoptera study for biologists as well as amateur collectors. About 2,500 species are described and illustrated, including virtually all moths of economic importance, summarizing their morphology, taxonomy, adult behavior, larval biology, and life cycles.

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PTCLTRAPS8 Clothes Moth Traps Replacement Strips 6 Strips

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  • POWERFUL PREMIUM PHEROMONE: Captures the male by releasing a natural pheromone attractant, which leads to the female will not be fertilized and no further eggs will be laid. Moth traps are highly effective to catch clothes male moths to break the moth breeding cycle.
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  • MOST EFFECTIVE MOTH TRAPS: Clothes moth pheromone catching target is Webbing (Common) Clothes Moth (Tineola bisselliella), Case Bearing (Making) Moth (Tinea pellionella), White Shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella), and Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella).
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Safer Brand Clothes Moth Traps – 24 Total Traps

  • Safer Brand moth trap protects clothing and furniture from costly moth damage
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