Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Miller Moths

This year the Miller Moths have been fierce. You are going to laugh ... but I have been herding the moths. My bathroom is completely moth free now. The family room has a greatly reduced population. The moths head for the screen door in the family room. So when I go to bed, I turn on a light near that door, and turn off all the rest of the lights in the house. (Except the Xmas tree room.) (This would be my computer room with all its many electronic lights of many colors.)

In the morning they have all gravitated to that room, so I turn off the light and open the door. Many, many fly out, and the ones that don't, I get the broom and "guide" them out the door. In the bathroom I shut the door and took the screen off the window. I shooshed them and fluffed the curtains driving them out from their hiding places. I haven't even seen one in there since.

So there you have it. The Meyer Miller Moth Round Up!


Anonymous said...

Don't you just love to read under a lamp during the miller season?? My mother had an overhead fixture. She rigged up an angle food cake pan to hang under the bulb and filled it with soapy water. I don't think it even made a dent in the population, but it gave her satisfaction to drown the nasty things!

Duene in Wyoming

Judith Angell Meyer said...

I understand the satisfaction of doing something! And no, I don't love it at all. My routine while painting the Branding picture, was to start early, they as soon as the bombardment started I quickly got a towel over the painting and got the lights off quick. Some routine. I do think they are beginning to diminish some now thought. I hope.