How to Kill Small Flying Moths

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Small flying moths, like other small flies, can often provide quite an annoyance when present in significant numbers in your home. Often the solution to the problem is to deal a blow to the moth population, by culling it whenever possible. This can be done in a number of ways, ranging from flyswatters to a clean home or using mothballs.

Things You'll Need

  • Flyswatter
  • Mothballs
  • Search your home for small flying moths, and see if you can determine if there are any special areas of concentration where they converge. If you detect a moth-dense room, you should pay special attention to this room in order to force the moths out. Use your flyswatter to swat the flies you can see with your bare eyes. Also search behind furniture to see if you can find some hidden ones there.

    Stay vigilant for any resurgence of moths in your house. Pay special attention to the rooms you have marked down as moth-dense. Any resurgence of moths should be beaten down quickly, in order to avoid a rising moth population in your home.

  • Keep your house as well-lit and clean as possible. Moths shy away from the light, and also thrive in dirty furniture and clothes. Regular cleaning is necessary to root out any burgeoning moth habits that might form in dirty spots. Also clean your furniture, and expose it to heavy sunlight in order to cleanse your things from moth larvae.

  • In airtight areas that can not be kept well-lit, you can use mothballs. These mothballs can poison the moth young in sealed areas where you may not otherwise have any counter-measure to their growth. Side effects include unpleasant smells, however. The balls should also be kept out of contact with children, as they can negatively impact their health.

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