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Moths [Mar. 25th, 2008|08:50 pm]
For a while now, I've just thought of them as a few moths milling around my house and my kitchen, but David has informed me that we have a moth infestation. Once he said that, I could see that there really were way too many for it to just be a few that got inside.
I know that it's not polite to call them bugs, but let's face it: they are bugging the hell out of me. I can't even sit around on the couch without them checking me out to see what I'm doing, or eating, or writing in my LiveJournal. I feel itchy just thinking about them.
David says he will get some moth balls, but I just picture the torture of some old man in a science coat, spreading their little legs, and castrating them. They are annoying, but I don't want anyone to get hurt. Is there a natural repellent that will just make them feel unwelcome and go bother my neighbor or something?

From: thesmorphoros
2008-03-26 02:05 pm (UTC)

Ugh, been there!

I agree, your grains could be the culprit. You have to take everything out of the cupboard, toss anything that isn't in an airtight container, and clean the surfaces with hot water and bleach.

Afterwards, get ziplock bags, and glass or plastic containers, and be religious about putting flour, beans, grains etc in them. Also, put things like boxed mixes into ziplock freezer bags. That way, if you DO get some contaminated foodstock, the culprits will be contained and not spread to the rest of your pantry.
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[User Picture]From: jessaries
2008-03-26 02:18 pm (UTC)

Re: Ugh, been there!

Oh goodness yes!!!!!
Also if you are shopping for grains and you notice that say all of one product or a shelf is empty, that is normally because they had an infestation, I'd buy elsewhere!
For awhile it seemed I kept bringing bugs home from Whole Foods, so I'd check every package before putting it in my cart. grrrrrr.....
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