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Come Inside... => The Brains Trust => Topic started by: Pastis on May 10, 2008, 04:07:59 PM

Title: Moths
Post by: Pastis 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  ::)



Title: Re: Moths
Post by: Nick on May 10, 2008, 04:16:19 PM
Napalm?

A decoy light on your roof?


Follow Berek's example and microwave them?
Title: Re: Moths
Post by: Snoopy on May 10, 2008, 04:21:46 PM
Close your wallet?
Title: Re: Moths
Post by: Pastis 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:
Title: Re: Moths
Post by: Nick on May 10, 2008, 05:10:59 PM
http://www.getridofthings.com/get-rid-of-moths.htm (http://www.getridofthings.com/get-rid-of-moths.htm)

That better?

Be warned: American! noooo:

See also: http://www.getridofthings.com/get-rid-of-a-ghost.htm (http://www.getridofthings.com/get-rid-of-a-ghost.htm)
Title: Re: Moths
Post by: Pastis 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
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.postimage.org%2FaV25ezw9.jpg&hash=6943fd7ea78ad0f2424c0d2439c370f4) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV25ezw9)
Title: Re: Moths
Post by: Snoopy on May 10, 2008, 06:01:19 PM
I used to be employed by Rentokil if that is any reference.
Title: Re: Moths
Post by: Barman 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:
Title: Re: Moths
Post by: Snoopy on May 10, 2008, 07:05:04 PM
BM's wallet  ~ the annual opening

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww1.istockphoto.com%2Ffile_thumbview_approve%2F1717378%2F1%2Fistockphoto_1717378_moth_wallet.jpg&hash=93eea0ca77b7bc772baa272dfbe0640c)
Title: Re: Moths
Post by: Barman on May 11, 2008, 05:48:44 AM
BM's wallet  ~ the annual opening

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww1.istockphoto.com%2Ffile_thumbview_approve%2F1717378%2F1%2Fistockphoto_1717378_moth_wallet.jpg&hash=93eea0ca77b7bc772baa272dfbe0640c[/url])

 ;D
Title: Re: Moths
Post by: Grumpmeister on May 11, 2008, 10:28:45 AM
BM's wallet  ~ the annual opening

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww1.istockphoto.com%2Ffile_thumbview_approve%2F1717378%2F1%2Fistockphoto_1717378_moth_wallet.jpg&hash=93eea0ca77b7bc772baa272dfbe0640c[/url])

Annual Snoop? I thought you said that event was rarer than Halley's Comet whistle:
Title: Re: Moths
Post by: Bar Wench on May 12, 2008, 09:12:23 AM
BM's wallet  ~ the annual opening

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww1.istockphoto.com%2Ffile_thumbview_approve%2F1717378%2F1%2Fistockphoto_1717378_moth_wallet.jpg&hash=93eea0ca77b7bc772baa272dfbe0640c[/url])


Looks remarkably similar to Mr Wench's!
Title: Re: Moths
Post by: Snoopy on May 12, 2008, 09:19:29 AM
I'd have expected Mr Wench's wallet to look like this.
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.giftwarewales.co.uk%2FProductImages%2F3532_t.jpg&hash=5ed3cc98bd850113f9cfb6bbac493829)
Title: Re: Moths
Post by: Bar Wench on May 13, 2008, 08:30:14 AM
It is remarkably similar!
Title: Re: Moths
Post by: Barman on May 13, 2008, 11:12:23 AM
It is remarkably similar!
noooo:
Title: Re: Moths
Post by: Nick on May 13, 2008, 11:12:59 AM
She bought it for him, you can be sure  noooo:
Title: Re: Moths
Post by: Barman on May 13, 2008, 11:17:01 AM
She bought it for him, you can be sure  noooo:
Indeed...  noooo:
Title: Re: Moths
Post by: Bar Wench on May 13, 2008, 12:05:29 PM
It was pre-me! Thank-you very much!
Title: Re: Moths
Post by: Barman on May 13, 2008, 12:07:14 PM
It was pre-me! Thank-you very much!
Pre-you... and it hasn't got, um... burnt or something?  shrugs:
Title: Re: Moths
Post by: Bar Wench on May 13, 2008, 12:09:44 PM
Most of the football/Welsh stuff has remained intact. To be fair prior to moving in with me the poor dear didn't have much stuff.  noooo:
Title: Re: Moths
Post by: Barman on May 13, 2008, 12:10:33 PM
Most of the football/Welsh stuff has remained intact. To be fair prior to moving in with me the poor dear didn't have much stuff.  noooo:
All the same...  noooo:
Title: Re: Moths
Post by: Bar Wench on May 13, 2008, 12:12:27 PM
He allowed me to keep the stuffed animal menagarie/tat mountain/tea sets and let my Brother live with us. It seemed only fair.  redface:
Title: Re: Moths
Post by: Barman on May 13, 2008, 12:13:26 PM
He allowed me to keep the stuffed animal menagarie/tat mountain/tea sets and let my Brother live with us. It seemed only fair.  redface:
Hmmm...  rubschin:
Title: Re: Moths
Post by: Bar Wench on May 13, 2008, 12:21:08 PM
You and LL have been together too long for renegotiation of the terms on hoarding.
Title: Re: Moths
Post by: Barman on May 13, 2008, 12:21:51 PM
You and LL have been together too long for renegotiation of the terms on hoarding.
Oh yes...  noooo: