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Old 06-08-2023, 11:52 PM   #1
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Moths!

I seriously have 100ís of moths in my MH! They came flying out of the storage bays when I was setting up; no big deal. But tonight when I turned on lights inside, oh my gosh!
Donít know where they are coming from or how to get them gone! Any insights/suggestions?
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This should help you contend with the moth man!

https://www.healthline.com/health/ho...t-rid-of-moths
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Years back, we had two or three times when we found very tiny moths inside the motorhhome after a few weeks of inactivity during the summer or early fall in Washington state.

I'd take a shop vac and suck them up two or three at a time as they didn't seem to move or fly that fast. I wanted to just let them sit in the vacuum until dead and then just throw them out but DW wanted me to immediately take them into the woods and release them as she claimed that they are pollinators and are beneficial to the ecosystem (?) *shrugs* ...most of them were dead, regardless, as the suction would do quite a bit of damage to their very fragile bodies.
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Fortunately, I must have chased most of them out last night, there are a few hangers on tonight but nothing like last night!

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Gonna get some smelly stuff, and left cooktop light on tonight with a soapy glass of water under same. Will see how many meet their maker tonightÖ.

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Capture them in a glass mason jar. Attend a movie theater and just release them.


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Old 06-10-2023, 12:55 PM   #6
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It's crazy and have yet to have a similar situation in 3.75yrs of full timing. We had a similar invasion of Miller Moths this May while in Pueblo West, CO. Miller Moths are adult armyworms. Also heard they were bad in Kansas. Used a vacuum to suck them up. Also had soapy water in a bucket with a light over it and caught over 20/night sometimes (after vacuuming up the initial invaders). We were told it occurs every few years in the area. We will do our best not visit the area during late April and May.
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IDK what kind they are, but so annoying! Wish I could figure out where they’re coming from also!
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If you are anywhere within the front range of the Rocky Mountains from northern New Mexico to central Wyoming you are likely to encounter Miller Moths. They migrate through annually, some years just a few, some years by the billions? This year the migration was larger than most years.

If you want to know all about miller moths then click HERE. I live in Colorado Springs. This year the moths weren't too numerous but I hear Pueblo had a bunch!

The soapy water and light and the vacuum are good ways to get them out of the house.
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We were invaded by the Moller Moths north of Denver this year. Had lots every night. They seem to have migrated towards the mountains and are now not so numerous. Now it is time for the cottonwoods to start...
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