The army cutworm, or "miller" moth, is attracted to light sources. Indian meal moths are attracted to dry food sources that are unsealed. Clothes moths are not attracted to light and are found in dark places in the home. Moth traps containing pheromones attract this type of moth.Know More
Control of the miller moth can be accomplished with insecticides. Any openings in the home should be sealed and light should be reduced if possible. The moths also die on their own within a few days. Insecticides are not recommended for controlling Indian meal moths as they are found near food sources. Instead, discard old food that shows signs of infestation. Look for signs of webbing and small, white worms in the food sources.
Food that is infested can be placed in a sealed package in a freezer to kill the moths. It can also be heated in a microwave or oven to kill the larvae and insect eggs. Doing this for three hours at 125 degrees Fahrenheit gets rid of both. Keep noninfested food stored in sealed containers in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks. It can be returned to the original storage area once the infestation is gone.
Dry cleaning kills clothes moths. Storing clothing in sealed containers also helps to fight the problem. Cedar chests and moth balls repel some of the insects.Learn more about Butterflies & Moths
Luna moths represent rebirth, renewal of body and spirit, regeneration and may even symbolize the soul itself. Luna moths, like many types of moths and butterflies, are quite beautiful in appearance and have docile personalities. Their physical beauty and charm make these large moths symbols of reflection, nourishment and life.Full Answer >
Most moths are nocturnal and prefer to fly around at night. These moths rest in an out-of-the way place during the day. There are some moths that are active during the day; they are known as diurnal moths.Full Answer >
The adult hummingbird moth feeds on nectar from flowers, preferring plants such as thistles, red clover, wild roses, Japanese honeysuckle, bee balm, lilac, blackberry, cherry and blueberry. Gardeners can grow these plants in their yards to attract hummingbird moths ranging nearby. Their habitats span Alaska and the Northwest Territories, British Columbia to Oregon, the Great Plains and the Great Lakes, and areas near Texas and Florida.Full Answer >
Moths are attracted to light because they use the moon to orientate themselves in flight. In the presence of artificial lights, moths often become confused and will mistake the light source as the moon.Full Answer >