Moths are pretty much harmless to you, but they can cause serious damage to your home by eating away at your clothes and cupboards. So, even though they aren't disease carriers, that doesn't mean we want them around.
Although you may not notice a moth problem right now, when the weather starts to get warmer, they may begin to take over. The warmer weather makes for a perfect breeding ground for them. It's best to prepare now so they stay away when it warms up. Here are six things you can do to prevent and get rid of moths.
1. Patch your screens.
Winters can be very hard on our screen doors. The cold weather can leave our screen doors with plenty of holes that are the perfect size for moths to fit through. When the weather starts to warm up, take a look at your screen door and make sure there isn't any holes in it.
If it does have holes in it, patch them up before you start using your screen door again. This will remove an entry way for moths to get in, and any other bugs for that matter.
2. Bowl of soapy water.
This is a common trick: it won't perfectly, but it's worth a try. Just mix some dish soap in a large mixing bowl of water, and set it under a lamp. Any moths you do have will fly towards the lamp, bounce around, and land in the water.
This will make a difference if you only have a few moths in the house, but won't make much of a difference if there's hundreds.
3. Keep your porch lights off.
When the warmer weather begins, try your best to turn your porch lights off when they're not necessary. Since moths are attracted to light, they will be guided straight to your house if they see lights. Keeping the lights off will keep the moths away.
But how do you get them out once they're in?