Moths can be annoying pests to deal with. Read these three tips to learn how to prevent moths, and contact Clegg’s today for an appointment!
Tips for Preventing Moths
Have you ever wondered why moths are attracted to light? Scientists who study moths for a living have their theories. Many believe that moths have an inner compass that guides their flight paths across the sky. When a moth feels that it is in danger, it flies quickly toward the nearest light source. What can you do to prevent the moths from gathering near your home or porch?
Use Yellow Bulbs to Avoid Attracting Moths
Moths seek the brightest lights they can find. Ordinary light bulbs give off a bright, white light that moths crave. By switching your bulbs to yellow, your porch suddenly becomes less appealing to the moths. If you live on a street with other neighbors, they will likely head to another porch instead with brighter lights. Your neighbors will never know that your yellow bulbs are driving moths toward their homes.
Using Citronella Oils for Moth Prevention
Use this handy trick to keep moths and other pests away from your outdoor areas. In the morning spray or paint some citronella oils on your light bulbs. As night falls they should be dry. When you turn the bulbs on at night, the heat will warm up the oil and radiate it to deter moths and other pests. You could also simply burn citronella candles where you want to sit at night.
Install Yard Lights to Draw Moths Away From Your Porch
If you don’t want moths near your porch or deck, you could install lights in your yard. The moths would then be attracted to a harmless place where they can freely enjoy the light. Your porch will be left alone, especially if the yard lights emit the light frequencies that moths truly love. The lights in the yard should be a simple, easy distraction from your porch lights. You should be able to enjoy your porch at night after installing yard lights.
Staying Moth-Free With Clegg’s Pest Control
Although moths aren’t dangerous to humans, they can be quite annoying. They can also destroy trees in many circumstances. If you follow these steps, you should be able to keep moths away from the vicinity of your home. If you have any more questions about moths, contact Clegg’s online or on the phone at 888-672-5344.Our team is happy to answer your pest control questions and help you live pest free!