Keeping Moths Away from House

By Beverly 3 5

Usually every May I start to get moths in the bed room. On the ceiling, drapes, etc. Does anyone know how to stop this? It will be much appreciated. They're not in the closets. Thanks. Bevvie


By Bevvie from Placerville, Ca

Filter Sort

thr436488 Flag

May 18, 2009

To eliminate moths in the home.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes

By Cricket 205 895 Flag

May 19, 2009

I've cut way back on the number of moths that come into my house with one simple method. I took the bulbs out of all my porch lights! Even the so-called Bug Lights attract the moths. I put up solar powered lights no less than 15 feet from the door, and I put a solar powered motion sensored light up which shines toward my front door, but is located about 25 feet away.

Also, before I open an outside door, I try to make sure the inside light in that room has been turned off for at least 5 minutes. The moths are attracted to the lights outside, and as long as I go in and out as quickly as I can, the moths don't get in. I used to have moths flying around my bedroom at night too, and they were really aggravating. But once I did this and of course swatted all the ones that were already in, now I only get a moth maybe once or so a month!

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes

By Dee Terry 3 60 Flag

May 19, 2009

I don't have a problem with moths, tho I do use as natural methods as possible. 1) I use peppercorns in anything I pack away for seasons; 2) I use lavender in my drawers and on my clothes hangers; 3) I also plant lavender and marigolds around all entrances to my home. These no only keep the moths away but also the mosquitoes. I do like getting as much bang for the buck as possible. :D

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes


Archive: Keeping Moths Away from House

Does anyone have a suggestion how to keep the moths, etc. from flying around my screen door? In order to let my dogs in or out, I have to have kept the light off in that room and the outside patio light off for at least a half hour or there will be tons of flying insects battling to get in! I have the same problem with the front and side doors.

By Cricketnc from Parkton, NC


RE: Keeping Moths Away from House

I used to have the same problem then I went to the store and purchased the bug light bulbs. They are yellow and I never have bugs around my outside lighting any more. See photo. (05/04/2009)

By florida gal

<img src="/images/feedback_image.lasso?id=85730960" width="400" height="300" alt="RE: Keeping Moths Away from House">

RE: Keeping Moths Away from House

Yes I have tried the yellow bug lights. I don't know what it is. Maybe my moths are stubborn but they actually like the yellow bug lights. And yes, the lights I bought are Bug lights and not just yellow lights.

I did come up with a solution though. I am going to install a motion sensored solar powered light at the bottom (so that it's low enough to be set off my my short-legged dogs) of the post by the top step coming off the deck. It's close enough that it'll come on as they come out the door, but far enough away as to draw the bugs away from the door. (05/04/2009)

By Cricketnc

RE: Keeping Moths Away from House

How about a bug zapper nearby with a big bucket under it? (05/04/2009)

By kimhis

Home and Garden Pest Control MothsMay 12, 2009
More to Explore
ThriftyFun on Facebook ThriftyFun on Pinterest Enter a Contest Free Newsletters Ask a Question Share a Post
Related Guides
Indianmeal moth
Getting Rid of Pantry Moths
An up close photo of a moth.
Getting Rid of Moths
Getting Rid of a Moth Infestation
Growing Petunias
Growing Petunias
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on February 9, 2016 at 8:53:59 AM on in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
NewestOldestMost HelpfulLeast HelpfulRelevance
Site MenuShare a PostContestsAsk a QuestionAbout ThriftyFun
BrowseAll By DateAll GuidesAll QuestionsAll VideosRecent FeedbackLonely Questions
CategoriesBetter LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness & LegalConsumer AdviceCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood & RecipesGarage SalesHealth & BeautyHolidays & PartiesHome & GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsTravel & RecreationWeddings