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Little moths

I have the blessed things in the house as soon as it gets dark, I have no idea where they are coming from, I don't have any food stuff that's open for them to come from that I can find, they don't fly out of any cupboard as far as I can see, just appear when it's dark outside. They are a devil to catch, the fly swatter is next to useless because they move so fast. Each day there are more, I managed to get about 8 last night and I now have one flying about in the bedroom where can they be breading, any ideas gratefully received?

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Now that evenings are drawing in, I find that bugs get into the house from outside when I open the back door to let Ellie in or out. They are drawn in by the light.

I don't leave lights on in rooms I'm not using, so I can open the back door for Ellie.

In the last couple of weeks, I've found the occasional bee trapped behind the lounge curtains in the morning and I've no idea how they got in.
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Definitely not coming in tugs, they are in the house somewhere, but where I cannot find.
I have put an opened pack of weatabix in a plastic bag and sealed it this morning to see if that might be where they are, nothing so far, I haven´t eaten any for ages.

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What makes you think moths are into weetabix? Don't they eat ladies knickers? Tuggers will know? Isn't that what moth balls are for that they put in their drawers?
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What makes you think moths are into weetabix? Don't they eat ladies knickers? Tuggers will know? Isn't that what moth balls are for that they put in their drawers?



A couple of years ago there were lot of weatabix packets that had moths develop in them, not that my weatabix is that old you understand.
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As you have been rooting around in the loft have they been living up there until you disturbed them? They may will hide up during the day and fly about at night trying to catch tiny insects.

There was a lot of talk recently about carpet moths being on the increase. They are the ones that eat clothes. They like cotton or wool the most.
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As you have been rooting around in the loft have they been living up there until you disturbed them? They may will hide up during the day and fly about at night trying to catch tiny insects.

There was a lot of talk recently about carpet moths being on the increase. They are the ones that eat clothes. They like cotton or wool the most.
Yes I saw that on the internet Pat, but these look like the Indian meal moths, two tone grey.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indianmeal_moth

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What makes you think moths are into weetabix? Don't they eat ladies knickers? Tuggers will know? Isn't that what moth balls are for that they put in their drawers?

What's the difference between male moths and female moths?

Moth balls.

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What's the difference between male moths and female moths?

Moth balls.

Boom tish.

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We don´t wish to know that, kindly leave the stage.
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