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messageMoths again
Posted by Sue 15 March, 2019 22:11

They're back, aren't they.

Despite the zillions of pounds I spend on traps and papers, still they arrive to taunt me at around this time every year.

Anybody else spotted them over the last couple of days?

messageRe: Moths again
Posted by lavender27 15 March, 2019 22:27

They must have flown out of my wallet, can you return them please.

messageRe: Moths again
Posted by Jacqui5254 16 March, 2019 13:42

Hi Sue
I was so persecuted by them in my flat. I tried everything. They ate all my clothes, I had train tracks of where they had eaten into my bedroom carpet. Every time I saw one I responded like some crazy person.

I then bought this....[www.amazon.co.uk]

and, after using a lot of the spray, I have not seen a single moth in well over a year. And I still have loads left just in case.

I wish you well!

Jacqui.

ps...was going to send this as a pm but your inbox is full.

messageRe: Moths again
Posted by Sue 16 March, 2019 14:07

Thanks.

I bought that a year or so ago, but the instructions make it impossible to use.

I can't remember why now but it's something like you have to go back into the room to do something after you have sprayed it?

I meant to phone them, but never got round to it.

I don't have a huge problem now as long as I keep on top of replacing the papers and traps on time.

I used to use spray canisters but I stopped when a parrot was staying with me for a year and now I don't feel I want to add to my current health problems by breathing in chemicals sad smiley

Thanks re inbox, I keep deleting stuff but it keeps filling up sad smiley



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messageRe: Moths again
Posted by DulwichFox 16 March, 2019 15:29

Despite being notorious for eating clothing, most moth adults do not eat at all. They do not have mouths.

The Larvae do the damage. Once developed they spend most of their short lives breeding.

The Females cannot fly, they just jump around. The Males Can fly.

DulwichFox

messageRe: Moths again
Posted by Sue 16 March, 2019 15:44

DulwichFox Wrote:
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> Despite being notorious for eating clothing, most
> moth adults do not eat at all. They do not have
> mouths.
>
> The Larvae do the damage. Once developed they
> spend most of their short lives breeding.
>
> The Females cannot fly, they just jump around.
> The Males Can fly.



Yes. Most people know this.

However in order to prevent the damage caused by the larvae, it is obviously necessary to control the adults - the females who lay the eggs which become the larvae, and the males who fertilise the females.

ETA: The females do not "jump around", in my experience. They crawl very quickly on a surface, and can also hide in crevices and under furniture extremely quickly.



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messageRe: Moths again
Posted by NewWave 16 March, 2019 16:14

Jacqui5254 Wrote:
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> Hi Sue
> I was so persecuted by them in my flat. I tried
> everything. They ate all my clothes, I had train
> tracks of where they had eaten into my bedroom
> carpet. Every time I saw one I responded like some
> crazy person.
>
> I then bought
> this....[www.amazon.co.uk]
> ng-Clothes-approved/dp/B075LH2SDR/ref=sr_1_10?s=ou
> tdoors&ie=UTF8&qid=1535037805&sr=1-10&keywords=Pes
> t+Expert
>
> and, after using a lot of the spray, I have not
> seen a single moth in well over a year. And I
> still have loads left just in case.
>
> I wish you well!
>
> Jacqui.
>
> ps...was going to send this as a pm but your inbox
> is full.

I use this stuff...I find it really helps

messageRe: Moths again
Posted by wolis 16 March, 2019 16:39

We had moths for years and caught masses on the pheronome traps, little realising that we were attracting moths from miles around. Having talked to a lady in John Lewis, who said as long as we had carpets we would have moths, we changed all our flooring to wood and hoover the inside of the wardrobe fairly regularly, plus using the spray you can buy from DIY shops. But the best thing is the electrical tennis racquet. As soon as we got it the moths vanished. Killing them with this is much more humane than the sticky traps. And much more satisfying!

messageRe: Moths again
Posted by KidKruger 16 March, 2019 17:45

If it makes you feel any better Sue, the moths m in my house which of plagues us for almost a decade have completely gone as far as I can tell.
I removed all carpets and underlay, I cleaned and then bleached all the floors and the gaps between them I hoovered between all the floorboards to catch any dust that was resting on the joints, every single nook and cranny in the house has been hoovered bleached and washed, every bit of moth-eaten clothing / carpet / rug / curtain removed and now we seem to be in the clear.

messageRe: Moths again
Posted by Sue 16 March, 2019 19:55

wolis, yes! The electrical tennis racquet is brilliant! Very satisfying, I agree.

I got one last year from the pound shop to see if it worked. It did. Sadly when I went back to get one for each room, they were all sold out.

However, it only works if the (male) moth is actually flying around so you can zap it. And not much use for the female moths because you can't actually get at them with the racquet (unless you have some special technique?!)

KidKruger, I thought my moths had gone.

I got rid of all my carpets too, as you know.

Sadly I have a pile of rugs and hangings because of the work being done on the house, so need to make sure they have lots of moth paper things in between them sad smiley

messageRe: Moths again
Posted by TheArtfulDogger 17 March, 2019 21:20

This year I've removed all my carpets and burnt all my clothes to defeat the pesky little buggers

Whilst it is working, my neighbours and the very occasional postie are still not used to my new Scandinavian attitude of walking around in the nip

On the plus side my bathroom is now a rather lovely sauna and Alpen has never tasted so good

--------------------
Artful

messageRe: Moths again
Posted by snoopy17 18 March, 2019 18:04

you need to start hoovering.

messageRe: Moths again
Posted by Gaynor Hill 19 March, 2019 04:57

I have had them
I use the company moth prevention online I not had any holes in cloths or carpet but when I put the sticky things out ever year they are on there but you can not stop them flying in
Every year after moth season I get carpets cleaned and wash wardrobe out
Every week I pull out all furniture and give good hoover including with little nozel and wipe skirting boards down
I only had a problem was I was sick and could not do my weekly deep clean for 3 weeks when I pulled her out little things were there I was like a mad woman settings off the smoke bombs spraying the lot but not had any crawling now
Friends think I'm mad deep cleaning every week but I enjoy it and moths do not munch away, my carpet man said best way to keep them at bay

messageRe: Moths again
Posted by teddyboy23 20 March, 2019 13:18

Sue hope your health has improved but at that time was you feeling as sick has a parrot

messageRe: Moths again
Posted by Sue 20 March, 2019 16:54

teddyboy23 Wrote:
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> Sue hope your health has improved but at that time
> was you feeling as sick has a parrot


Ho ho.

Sadly no it hasn't and I am sick of the sight of hospitals, but hey ho, onwards and upwards eh smiling smiley

messageRe: Moths again
Posted by MarleyLover 20 March, 2019 19:43

I once had a moth invasion in my kitchen cupboards. After throwing away all non tin items and bleaching the cupboards I thought they were gone, but the critters came back. That's when I took out my trusted steamer. Blitzed the kitchen and have never seen a moth since!

messageRe: Moths again
Posted by Sue 20 March, 2019 19:49

I THINK (but stand to be corrected) that food moths, clothes moths and carpet moths are all different.

Steamer sounds like it did the trick, but I don't fancy steaming the whole of my house and anything made of wool silk or cotton sad smiley

messageRe: Moths again
Posted by Cafcax 23 March, 2019 03:44

Yeah, we had horrendous problems with carpet moths but steaming did do the trick. The key is to get the eggs which are visible but are bloody hard to destroy. Steam, vacuum & repeat 2 or 3 times. No problems since.

messageRe: Moths again
Posted by KidKruger 23 March, 2019 07:28

Also bleach.

messageRe: Moths again
Posted by Sue 24 March, 2019 10:55

KidKruger Wrote:
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> Also bleach.


Not a great idea for clothes though big grin

messageRe: Moths again
Posted by KidKruger 24 March, 2019 12:28

tie die ?

messageRe: Moths again
Posted by siousxiesue 24 March, 2019 19:47

Why do the many spiders I reside with (willingly I might add) have a problem keeping the moths at bay?

I see they tend to catch all sorts of other creatures..

messageRe: Moths again
Posted by Sue 24 March, 2019 21:20

KidKruger Wrote:
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> tie die ?

big grin


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