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amother




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Post  Tue, Nov 12 2019, 9:33 am
My apartment has been invaded with moths the past couple of weeks. How do I stop them from coming in?

I live in Israel. Wonder if others are experiencing this as well.
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Gneshe




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Nov 12 2019, 9:40 am
Find out what type they are and put out traps.
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amother




Yellow
 

Post  Tue, Nov 12 2019, 9:43 am
go through ALL your food to see if they are coming from someplace. look for eggs, worms.. call an exterminator because they can lay eggs in cracks....
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amother




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Post  Tue, Nov 12 2019, 9:44 am
amother [ Yellow ] wrote:
go through ALL your food to see if they are coming from someplace. look for eggs, worms.. call an exterminator because they can lay eggs in cracks....


Moths come from food?

Help, you're getting me really nervous now. I thought they were all coming from outside.
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Rubber Ducky




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Nov 12 2019, 9:48 am
Indian meal moths? See link: https://www.planetnatural.com/.....trol/
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amother




Yellow
 

Post  Tue, Nov 12 2019, 9:51 am
we had the indian meal moths
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amother




Burgundy
 

Post  Tue, Nov 12 2019, 10:05 am
oooh, this brings back memories. In our second apartment, there were often a couple of moths flying around. I never liked it, but I mean, what can you do. One night we came back and there were loads and loads. I freaked out and refused to stay-poor dh ran out to the nearest shop, bought some bug spray and killed some ridiculous number of moths. We noticed they seemed to be coming from near one area of the ceiling. There was a small hole next to the light fitting. We sprayed inside the hole and that seemed to do the job.
Hug I'm with you on how awful it is. See if you can spot where they seem to be coming from and work out a way to prevent them coming.
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amother




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Post  Tue, Nov 12 2019, 10:18 am
If they are meal moths, you can no longer keep any food you have in your pantry. Store all such foods in the freezer. Oxo containers keep them out, but you cannot leave them a single crumb, and you have to keep the cabinet empty for several weeks and clean it frequently to get rid of the eggs and larvae.
If they are cloth eating moths, cedarwood helps prevent them, and putting the clothes in the dryer at a high setting can help kill existing ones.
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amother




Mistyrose
 

Post  Tue, Nov 12 2019, 8:16 pm
We had moths from a box of loose tea.
Took awhile to figure it out because we don't drink tea often.
It was from a gift package.
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Smile1234




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Nov 12 2019, 8:53 pm
I’ve had that in the past in Israel as well. Its probably just their season and then it passes.
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