AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are here. They are there. They are absolutely everywhere! And it drives me up the wall. Crazy. Pulling my hair, banging my head against the wall, rolling on the floor (what do you expect after banging my head against the the wall?), and, and, AAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!! It’s okay. I’m fine. I’m calm. Crazy, but calm. I’m talking here about pantry moths. They are tiny moths that usually live outside. But…they can get inside. Usually through something we buy at the store. Some type of grain, like cereal, bird food, etc.
I got mine from my landlord this spring. She had stopped feeding the squirrels and chipmunks and had a bunch of peanuts left over which she gave to me. I thought that was nice. It wasn’t in a sealed bag. They were just in a plastic store shopping bag. Tied. I untied it. That was certainly a mistake. You should have seen the cloud of these tiny moths that came flying out of that bag! I quickly tossed the bag and contents outside, but, too late. I had pantry moths. Never knew they existed before that. I still wish it was that way.
I have been trying to get rid of them. Failed. There is less now, but that’s it. I looked online for a solution. Right. Nearly impossible to get rid of them except with some professional coming in to spray the place with some toxic chemical. Not happening. I have been trying now to follow all the directions I have learned from various online sites. Basically they all say the same thing, minor differences. So, I am coming to you, my readers, for help.
Have you ever encountered these tiny critters that get into absolutely everything? I had to throw out a LOT of food because of these moths. Do you perhaps have some idea that you found works in getting rid of these moths? I don’t need more online sites to check. Sometimes people find out something on their own that works better and faster than some of these pro ideas. Even the pros admit that once these moths are in, they are in to stay. Period. Sigh. If you have an idea that might work, please let me know! Thanks.
Okay, it’s an odd post, but these things really are bad. Sigh. And I’m not talking one here and there. They fly around dozens at a time. They are in my cupboards. Even in my bed. They crawl on me when I’m in bed. Fortunately they only eat grains and dried fruit. I hope the pros are right about that. Sigh.
Thanks for reading, enjoy your day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin. (who also doesn’t like these things)
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