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Thread: UGH! Moths!

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    This summer, everyone had health problems and I checked my bees, but not my stored equipment.

    Now, I have moths in my stored equipment!

    In the past I always caught it in the early stages, so I just put the frame or whatever in the freezer, but this time they are scattered throught my equipment. Double ugh!

    What would you guys suggest? I am thinking something that I can spray on any moths, then isn't there crystals that I can re-pack my boxes with newspaper between them to keep the fumes in and get a good kill? I have about 30 boxes, they WON'T all go into the freezer in good time, and even then it won't kill the moths because they will fly off!

    I want 'em ALL dead!

    [size="1"][ August 19, 2006, 02:04 PM: Message edited by: Terri ][/size]

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    [size="1"][ August 19, 2006, 05:11 PM: Message edited by: wade ][/size]
    Time wounds all heals.

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    There is a product made just for that- PARAMOTH. I believe its made out of the same stuff you find in one of those urinal breath mints.
    Time wounds all heals.

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    If I mix paramoth crystals with water and put it in a sprayer, will it kill any moths flying around? What strength?

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    If you insist on using chemicals in your
    honey supers then spraying it on sounds
    very chancy.

    Here's a link to paramoth application
    procedures...

    http://www.brownsbees.com/winteringsupers.html

    Bta (bacillius thruingus aziwai) <sp> is a
    biological, effective, and safe way to
    control wax moths. You can spray it on and
    use the honey supers within hours.

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    BT would be lovely, I am just not sure it is readily available in my area.

    I will find out tomorrow.

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