When moths appear in the apartment, any, it is not pleasant. And when we notice them, we need to get rid of them as quickly as possible. If you have tiny holes in your clothes or paper bags, take action!
When you notice larvae, adult animals or just small threads in your food, discard it immediately.
If little witches are already walking around the apartment or things are punctured, it’s time for an alarm, as moths have almost certainly settled in the closets. How can we take action to successfully evict them, and what should we do to prevent them from entering our home?
They are looking for food and a warm home
Moths settle in our homes mainly because they are a treasure trove of food. Whether it’s clothes or food as we know it. Both species are well adapted to life near humans, as they prefer an environment in which the temperature is around 18 degrees Celsius. Adults are usually observed first, but these are not decisive for the damage, but their larvae. But even when we see adult specimens, there is cause for alarm. An adult female can lay up to 400 eggs, from which larvae then develop, feeding on goods, flour, dried fruit or other foods, and with a sufficient amount of food they pass into adulthood fairly quickly and then reproduce even faster.
These are found mainly in flour, semolina, polenta, flakes and we could list more. It is not necessary that poor hygiene is to blame for their visit to our shelves, but we can also bring them to our home with products from the store. That they have happily settled in your kitchen is proof when you notice in the food some sort of threads being pulled, or clusters of food. Such a product is not suitable for use, so discard it, as well as all other open foods or those that are not airtight in the packaging. Once you’ve eliminated all contaminated food, it’s time to thoroughly clean shelves and cabinets. Shake flour, flakes, pasta and other similar foods into jars and seal well. Kitchen cabinets and shelves should be cleaned regularly and care should be taken to ensure that no flour, flakes or other goodies remain on them. Check your food supply on a regular basis and discard any expired foods, as they are most likely already inhabited by moths. Store open foods in airtight containers or jars and buy them on the spot and, if necessary, so that you can consume them on the spot.
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