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Montag, 19. März 2018, 00:10

How to Get Rid of Moths

How to Get Rid of Moths

Moths don't bite, buzz, or sting — but discover wriggling larvae in your cereal or chewed holes in your cashmere sweaters and it's clear that a moth infestation is nothing short of super frustrating. Eliminate these fluttering pests from your home by following these easy steps.

1. Identify what kind of moths you have.
Homeowners usually come into contact with one of two types of moths: pantry moths and clothes moths. Just like their categories imply, these insects go after different food sources in different parts of the house.

indian meal moth
An adult Indian meal moth is usually half an inch long with gray and bronze wings.
The pantry variety can include species like the Indian meal moth but most go after grains and dry goods: cereals, crackers, rice, and other stored foods, according to Orkin entomologist Chelle Hartzer. You might notice icky webbing or tiny caterpillars inside your snacks, a not-so-pleasant gift from the pupae and larvae.…eaning-curtains…leaningservices…/clean-my-space…control-program…t-pest-controls…profile&uid=161
common clothes moth
The common clothes moth, also called the webbing clothes moth, looks whitish-gold in color.
Clothes moths naturally like closets and wardrobes, with the caterpillars relying on natural fibers like linen, wool, silk, or fur for sustenance. Besides holes, these pests can also leave behind shed pupae skins, webbing, and frass, insect excrement that looks like large grains of sand, according to pest management brand Woodstream.
2. Start cleaning and throw out infested materials.
The first step in stopping a moth infestation is getting out the trash bags. Throw out any potentially contaminated food and get it out of the house.
If you're dealing with clothes moths, start making a laundry pile. Wash what you can with hot water and detergent, then dry on low heat to kill larvae, advises Carolyn Forte, Director of the Cleaning Products and Textiles Labs at the Good Housekeeping Institute. Dry cleaning can also debug garments.
In both the kitchen and the closet, vacuum everything: the carpet, walls, baseboards ... you name it. Then throw out the vacuum bag right away as it may contain eggs. Finally, scrub shelves and walls thoroughly.

Call in a professional if you can't identify the source of the problem. A pest control operator can also help with widespread infestations or hard-to-clean items ike moth-infested furniture or rugs.

3. Skip the mothballs and seal everything up.
Your grandma's favorite method is on the outs now that many experts consider the chemicals — naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene — a health risk. California already considers the pesticides known carcinogens, and the European Union has banned naphthalene.

Play it safe and deter clothes moths other ways, Forte advises. Seal seasonal clothing in airtight bags; the vacuum-sealed variety are a good bet. While you can try the natural repellent cedar, don't rely on it as a quick fix or lasting remedy. The wood's oils may prevent infestations by harming small larvae, but it won't clean up existing ones and the effect loses potency after a few years.

In the pantry, stash foods in airtight containers. This has the bonus effect of deterring moisture-loving mold and other pests like ants and cockroaches. It's also a good idea to check food from the grocery store before bringing it inside too, as that's how infestations usually start.

4. Vacuum and clean regularly.
Prevent future problems with regular housekeeping. Wiping down surfaces and getting rid of dust, fibers, and crumbs will go a long way. Monitor for signs of moth activity not only in your clothes and food, but other places as well. Pantry moths often go for birdseed, Hartzer says, so keep that away from the house and garage.

According to Woodstream, clothing moths will also find homes in antiques like wool rugs, horsehair-stuffed furniture, preserved animals, piano felt, and old dolls with real hair. Check these items before you snap them up at an estate sale, and inspect them regularly afterwards. Another favorite? Pet fur, so check your dog's supplies too. Keeping a watchful eye could prevent you another major headache later on.


Here's How to Get Rid of Them

They're baacckk. Creepy-crawly stink bugs are currently infesting homes across the country, expelling pungent fumes whenever anyone inadvertently squashes the aptly named pests. The fall marks their annual migration into rural houses where they seek warm shelter, but the insects are now appearing in larger droves than ever before.

"They're coming off a feeding frenzy and they're congregating in homes they haven't been in all summer, ready to hibernate," Peter Jentsch, director of the Hudson Valley Research Laboratory, told the Times Union. "The next six weeks are going to be mayhem."

Howard Russell, an entomologist from Michigan State University, agrees. "If you're seeing a few now, you're going to see them by the dozens — maybe even hundreds — as we get closer toward the end of October," he told WZZM. "And it won't stop."…og-post_44.html…og-post_54.html
Native to Asia, brown marmorated stink bugs only arrived in the United States in the mid '90s, but now appear in 44 states. They usually live outside in warmer weather, plaguing farms and orchards by eating their crops. As the temperature drops, the agricultural pests gravitate towards protected buildings to overwinter until spring, when they become active once again.

While the insects don't bite, sting or carry diseases, any homeowner who's experienced a scourge before knows why they're so unwelcome. Their eponymous self-defense habit makes disposal almost impossible. Squash the bugs, and they stink. Vacuum the bugs, and then the vacuum stinks. Basically, they stink.

Like most other household pests, experts agree it's best to prevent an infestation before it starts by blocking off as many potential entryways as possible. First check doors, windows, attics and crawl spaces for cracks and torn screens, Orkin advises. Use caulk to plug small gaps, weather stripping to seal exterior doors and screens to block off vents. Some homeowners claim that rubbing screens with fragrant dryer sheets will also reduce an invasion by up to 80%, according Bayer Advanced.

If the bugs have already found their way indoors, use a dustpan to sweep them up and into the toilet instead of squishing. You can also vacuum stink bugs and dispose of the bag immediately to help reduce the odor. Another method is drowning via soapy water. Just choose a straight-sided container so they can't climb out.

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