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Neither of the children will sleep, and I have moths.

In between sips of water, pats on the back, and trips to the bathroom, I've been bagging up every wool object I have in ziploc bags. I may be in need of strong liquor.

Date: 2011-03-17 04:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bookdivalia.livejournal.com
I just don't get their fundamental objection to sleep. Seriously, the hell?

Date: 2011-03-17 09:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dmyersta.livejournal.com
do you also have bags of cedar shavings from a pet store? The kind they sell for the lining of rodent cages? I found that to be more effective and cost efficient than anything else sold to drive moths away.


Date: 2011-03-17 12:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ricevermicelli.livejournal.com
I don't, but I work a block from PetSmart. So that's way fixable. (How do you keep the shavings from getting all untidy? Do you bag them up in little sachets or old pantyhose or something?

Date: 2011-03-17 11:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shayde.livejournal.com
I have an unreasonable hatred of pantry moths. They drive me into a fiery rage that can only be assuaged by their gooey death.

I've been known to level forests worth of paper towels and accompanying cleaner to eradicate any possible egg / cobweb redoubt. None may withstand my wrath.

Oh, and non-sleeping kids suck too. But at least, at some point, the non-sleep can be remedied by... more sleep. The moths... not so much.

Date: 2011-03-17 12:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chalgaryn.livejournal.com
Wow, what a perfect end to a perfect day. I hope that you all eventually got some sleep. We just heard skritching in the wall again last night, so I fear we may have some obnoxious return visitors of our own.

Date: 2011-03-17 01:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ricevermicelli.livejournal.com
I am *so* *sorry* about the skritching. I hope that your cats visit fearsome death, or at least speedy evacuation, upon the invaders.

Aww hell

Date: 2011-03-17 01:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] drwex
We found that baggies were insufficient and we had to move everything to rigid sealable containers of one sort or another. I hope this works for you.

Re: Aww hell

Date: 2011-03-17 02:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dancingwolfgrrl.livejournal.com
Yeah, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this is true. Mason jars or things with rubber seals worked for us. Things that come in foil packets also seemed to fare pretty well. Screw-top jars and some tupperware did not work.

It's probably cold enough at night that you can put containers outside to kill any proto-moths.

Re: Aww hell

Date: 2011-03-17 02:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ricevermicelli.livejournal.com
Crud. I have all the wool in heavy duty food storage bags, except the stuff that's in tupperware drawers. The drawers are not air tight by any stretch of the imagination, and I am fearful for their contents.

Date: 2011-03-17 06:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naomikritzer.livejournal.com
Check out http://www.bugspray.com for industrial-strength (most of which, oddly, is far safer than the stuff sold at your grocery store) bug slaughter solutions. (Moth balls = incredibly stinky and startlingly toxic. Permethrin-based sprays = almost free of scent, minimally toxic to mammals.)


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