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Moths
« on: May 10, 2008, 04:07:59 PM »
Infestation is too strong a word, invasion too, for these tiny, delicate things but for the last couple of weeks I've been having a running battle  cussing:

Plodia interpunctella or Indian food moth I think and the first time in the eleven years that I've lived here. The food cupboards have been thoroughly cleaned out and the kitchen is spotless. Insecticide spray is the current weapon but the buggers keep appearing....  evil:

Any ideas?

I know Boris will say bomb the building but that's somewhat less than practical  ::)



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Re: Moths
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2008, 04:16:19 PM »
Napalm?

A decoy light on your roof?


Follow Berek's example and microwave them?
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Re: Moths
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2008, 04:21:46 PM »
Close your wallet?
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Re: Moths
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2008, 05:01:01 PM »
I might have known... The Brains Trust, I ask you  doh:

Thank you for your careful & considered replies  lol:
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Re: Moths
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2008, 05:10:59 PM »
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Re: Moths
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2008, 05:39:47 PM »
Ah ha, that's better. I've been duelling with my Dyson nozzle  eyes:, and winning. A quick squirt of insecticide down the nozzle to see them on their way  ;)

There's a UK site  http://www.pestcontrolproducts.co.uk/food-moth-control-advice-and-information-i601244.html  that offers advice but 16 for an aerosol insecticide seems a tad steep  eeek:, which is why I put to the Pub...

I foresee Sunday's R&R will be replaced with

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Re: Moths
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2008, 06:01:19 PM »
I used to be employed by Rentokil if that is any reference.
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Re: Moths
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2008, 06:54:43 PM »
We get them here - the kitchen cupboards can get infested with them. Ardroxil does the job but then everything is inedible...  noooo:
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Re: Moths
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2008, 07:05:04 PM »
BM's wallet  ~ the annual opening

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Re: Moths
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2008, 05:48:44 AM »
BM's wallet  ~ the annual opening



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Re: Moths
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2008, 10:28:45 AM »
BM's wallet  ~ the annual opening


Annual Snoop? I thought you said that event was rarer than Halley's Comet whistle:
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Re: Moths
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2008, 09:12:23 AM »
BM's wallet  ~ the annual opening




Looks remarkably similar to Mr Wench's!

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Re: Moths
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2008, 09:19:29 AM »
I'd have expected Mr Wench's wallet to look like this.
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Re: Moths
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2008, 08:30:14 AM »
It is remarkably similar!

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Re: Moths
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2008, 11:12:23 AM »
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