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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-11-2008, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Well for some reason it's that time of the year I get some sort of infestation...either ants like last year or moths like this year..
Their are moths in my rat food and moths in my gp pellets...I cant seem to get rid of them...I fear they may decide to go into my hay for my gps
how can I eradicate them?! Im about to loose my mine with these pests!


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-11-2008, 02:12 PM
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rats might like a bit of moth. they'll eat mealworms lol.

have you tried heavy duty fly paper? those sticky ones


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i suggest getting a rubbermaid type of container and keep your food in that.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-14-2008, 10:18 AM
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Yes.Put the food in a bin that the moths cannot get into.
I doubt rats would eat moths,because most have a nasty taste so they won't be eaten.


I found maggots in fresh hay last month...so now I keep it in a bin.I highly reccommend that.That is where I keep all of my pet foods...in those bins now.




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Ditto on what everyone else said.Get a tight sealing bin for the hay or all the food.I keep/kept pretty much all my pets food in Tupperware and rubber maid bins and the litter and I've never had any problems with pests.





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Thank God for Tupperware and Tupperware like containers. They keeps things fresh and keeps the dirt, dust, bugs, etc. out. Plus it is so much easier than opening and closing one of those zip lock bags that some food comes in.

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Well it seems like you want the moths out of your house not just the pets food. There are moth traps you can buy, just google it.
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I have been keeping my food in bins...but the guys get into them!..even jars..Its been an on going problem...I cant get rid of them bc I will always have rat food in my room..I was thinking of getting moth balls in my closet and keeping the food there..could that work?


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Funny thing...today at the store,I seen a box of moth balls and thought of you.I was going to suggest them to you!


However I never used them before,never needed to,so I have no idea how they work.




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i'd ask about what are actually in moth balls and see if they're gunna be poisonous to rats first.


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