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Here's How to Get Rid of those Pesky Miller Moths

Posted: Apr 23, 2012 9:05 PM
Updated: Apr 24, 2012 8:37 AM

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Have you seen the moths that ascend into Colorado this time of the year? It happens every year around this time, although they are a little early this year. The Miller Moths are migrating from the plains to higher elevations for cooler temperatures. The usually invade around May and leave sometime in June. Although the birds love to eat their fill, the moths can drive us crazy while they are headed for cooler temps.

Here are a few ways to get rid of these pesky insects.

  1. Use a fly swatter to get rid of the ones that are trapped in your house. You can try to shoo them out, but that means a wide open door or window and the chance of a few more coming inside.
  2. Store all your grain products in airtight containers. The moths like to lay their eggs in these.
  3. Turn off the lights. Keep your outside lights off at night. Lights attract the moths.
  4. Fill a bowl with soapy water and place it near a desk lamp. The idea is that they'll come to the light, it will stun them and they'll fall into the water. The soap will keep them from flying away and they'll drown.
Do you have any tips or tricks to keep the moths from taking over your house during this time of the year in Colorado Springs?

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