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MILLERS
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Terry    Posted 06-22-2003 at 20:41:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have heard them referred to as moths, but here in western South Dakota we call them millers.

They show up this time of the year by the thousands. In the evening they swarm around the house and try to find a way to get inside. They make it into the garage, then collect around the windows. Last year I would suck a few hundred into the shop vac each evening before bedtime.
They do their number on the cars and house.

Anyone got any ideas how to help these little bastards into the promised land ahead of their schedule??


Ivey    Posted 06-22-2003 at 22:29:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hang a light outside, away from the house, with a 5-gallon bucket under it. Put 2 gallons of water with a few drops of mild soap, like Ivory in the bucket. Empty it in the chicken or hog pen in the morning.


DeadCarp    Posted 06-22-2003 at 23:08:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, most bugs are attracted to light so they make a beeline for it. We tried one of those bug zappers, oh it zaps bugs alright, but then i think they migrated from outa state! Just for a shortcut, why not put a lite UNDER the water? Wish the little sh!ts would notice the sun, i'd help them pack :)


cowgirlj    Posted 06-23-2003 at 07:04:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We had a major problem with cutworms this spring. Had to declare war on them. They were the caterpillar stage for the miller moths. Right now we have a problem with the moths too, but if we hadn't killed so many caterpillars, I think I'd be packed and outa' here by now.


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