At some point in life, we all deal with an Invasion from a pest or three. We live on a planet rich in nature. It’s inevitable. Most of us know to protect our homes from roaches, ants, and mice.
However, there is a more unlikely pest bothering happy home dwellers these days. The moth. They can be a beautiful sight to see until they invade your home. They can ruin your food and clothes and be a general nuisance.
If you have ever ate one in your sleep, you know what we’re talking about. Below are some things to keep in mind when joining the Moth Wars.
Protect Your Food Source
We all love our food. We use it to survive, to keep us from being bored, and to comfort us when we are stressed out. It’s also quite good for food fights. Ask your kids if you can’t remember. However, how quickly would you take that next bite of something from your pantry if you knew there was a chance that a moth had laid eggs in it, or worse?
Any creature’s lot in life is to make sure it procreates as much as possible in order to keep up the species population. A smart way to do that is to lay their eggs in close vicinity of a good food source. Your pantry. If by some chance you eat the food before you know they’ve been in it, will it hurt you?
The experts tell us it’s very unlikely, but still. Just the thought of ingesting bugs and their waste is disgusting for most. All it takes to get rid of them is a little bug killer, but make sure to get botanical pesticides made from all natural ingredients. This will avert the danger to your children and pets. Also, make sure to keep food tightly sealed in the future.
Guard The Closets
Another popular hangout for the moth army is your closet. Again, moths are just trying to find a way to survive and your clothing can help them do just that. A female moth can lay up to 50 eggs every three weeks. They die shortly after, but you are left with the possibility of a moth problem that could grow at an exponential rate.
They prefer clothing with biological stains on them such as blood or urine. These offer hatching larva the vitamins and nutrients they need in order to grow to their full 8mm potential. With that said, in the process, they can leave your clothing looking pretty tattered and wholly.
In order to solve this dilemma, first grab your can of botanical pesticides and kill the present danger. Then wash the infested clothing. Afterwards, make sure to invest in some good clothes storage products that have the sole purpose of protecting your clothing from a moth invasion.
You Don’t Need Extra Protein That Bad
Probably the most annoying detail of a moth invasion is the unfortunate probability that you will ingest some in your sleep. All of us fall asleep with our mouth wide open at some point in our lives and moths tend to have a little bit of an unpredictable flight pattern.
The combination of the two can lead to a very bad tasting snack. However, if you are into bodybuilding, it might behoove you to know that 100g of moths contain 16g of protein, 54g of fiber, 24g of carbs, and 6g of fat.
While that may be a good thing to the minority or to someone trying to survive in the wilderness, those of us who enjoy the peace and safety of our homes are not impressed with moths for lunch.
The Moth Wars can be easily won and prevented in the future by taking a few simple steps. Use these tips and don’t be overwhelmed the next time moths invade.
Originally posted on November 10, 2017 @ 3:03 pm