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Willum Infanta
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(Original post by The Mothman)
I completely detest moths. I kill them any chance i get.
Ironically i was given my nickname the mothman without anyone knowing this.
Using my sisters copy of Twilight Breaking Dawn (massive hardback fyi) to completely flatten them...probably thing they're good for.

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what type of ben and jerry's?
Caramel Chew Chew :sogood:
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(Original post by Willum Infanta)
I just came out of my bedroom, went downstairs to get something to eat (Ben & Jerry's for those wondering) and when I went into the kitchen there was ton of these moths flyin aboot the place, I'm not scared by them (in fact I said "Come at me bro" to one of them before It nearly flew into my mouth) but does anyone know why they're here and how to get rid of them?

tl;dr - Moth ******ry ****storm in kitchen...how can I kill/remove them?
They always see me coming and fly away as I try to remove them :mad:
I've learned that to get them from my room if I leave my bedroom door open, turn the hall light on and my bedroom light off, they'll happily fly out out and become someone else's problem :cool:
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Oh I agree. They do look a bit evil close up, but so do all bugs really. It's weird, I don;t like most creepy crawlies, but moths and butterflies are nice And I quite like bumblebees aswell. I think it's just soft, harmless looking things really.

N'awwr, you're not a freak, I know loads of people who hate moths.

I'll tell you who is weird though. I had a friend that hated moths and butterflies, but wouldn't kill butterflies because they were too pretty.
Haha well that's good then, I'm the only person I know who hates moths! Suppose it's a good thing as they can catch it while I run away and hide

Lol that isn't that weird. For some reason I don't mind butterflies but hate moths. I couldn't kill one of those massive moths either because I'd be left with a huge, pretty, yet scary corpse :|
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Haha well that's good then, I'm the only person I know who hates moths! Suppose it's a good thing as they can catch it while I run away and hide

Lol that isn't that weird. For some reason I don't mind butterflies but hate moths. I couldn't kill one of those massive moths either because I'd be left with a huge, pretty, yet scary corpse :|


Ohh, and they can leave a big mess if you spalt them Had to once for a friend when there wasn't really anything about to catch it with. Glad I didn't have to clean that up :cool:
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Okay I must admit that this moth is cute



It looks like a small mammal!
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I hate moths!

I either don't open the window, open it a little way, or open it but keep the curtains closed so there's less light to attract them/at least they're trapped behind the curtain if they do come in.

It gives me chills when they fly and stupidly bump into you. Especially when they fly into my face. Eurgh the memory of the feel of them touching my skin makes me retch!
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(Original post by Steevee)


Ohh, and they can leave a big mess if you spalt them Had to once for a friend when there wasn't really anything about to catch it with. Glad I didn't have to clean that up :cool:
Oh I know It's sickening!
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Hit them hard with a slipper. They'll easily fall on the floor, then finish them and clean.
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(Original post by Willum Infanta)
Caramel Chew Chew :sogood:
I'm more of a Cookie Dough, Half Baked and Chocolate Fudge Brownie person myself :drool:
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(Original post by pippa90)
Okay I must admit that this moth is cute



It looks like a small mammal!


N'awwwr
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As much as I hate bugs and other flying little critters, I tend to just catch them in a cup or (in my case) a food container and then throw them out of the window.
Spraying them with a little freshener or disinfectant would help confuse them, hence making them easier to catch.

A tad time-consuming, but hey, if in the future, the insects ruled, I might have a chance at surviving for not killing every single one that I encountered.
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Last August I went to a summer house on the Cornish peninsula, and there was literally a huge moth every night. They made such an annoying flickering sound whenever they hovered over surfaces.
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Moths are alright, really. In Kent we occasionally get vagrant hummingbird moths from France and they're amazingly beautiful and acrobatic.

Best way to get 'em is, as with any lightweight insect, one of those insect "vacuums" that let you suck them up and pop them out the window. Failing that get a big jar or jug with a flat top and a textbook, and wait for them to land. Remember, the moth is probably bloody petrified and stressed out because it doesn't know what the hell is going on.

As for why they're around, it's breeding season for insects (and everything else!)

I've come to appreciate insects more in general in the last few months - I'm even not totally petrified at the sight of spiders any more. We found caddisfly larvae building nests in our bog pond the other day and it was great to watch them swim about building their intricate shelters. If we didn't have insects we would all be very, very dead and the world would be a barren wasteland.
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N'awwwr
OMG WOW! It looks like an alien, battenberg cake, fluffy thing! haha What are they called?
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I retreat and evacuate the nearby vicinity for as long as possible when this happens.
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(Original post by pippa90)
OMG WOW! It looks like an alien, battenberg cake, fluffy thing! haha What are they called?
Uhh, a Rosy Maple Moth I think
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Are they behemoths? :awesome:
Man, I HOPE SO. :ahee:
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Uhh, a Rosy Maple Moth I think
Haha they are pretty amazing! And that's coming from someone who has a phobia of them :| lol
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(Original post by Aphotic Cosmos)
Best way to get 'em is, as with any lightweight insect, one of those insect "vacuums" that let you suck them up and pop them out the window.
Ohh that's such an awesome idea! I don't have one though...only a Henry vacuum
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Everyone knows that the only way to fight moths is with more moths. /thread
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