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I have a number of boxes with drawn comb that I stored over the summer and did not use this year. I put Para-Moth on them but had to move them out of the place where I was storing them.

Do I need to put the moth crystals on them now even if they were not used on a hive this year?
 

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If brood were reared in your drawn out frames, wax moths will feed on the cocoons of the larvae molts left in the comb. Basically, if they have darkened areas on the face of the comb that denote brood rearing, you will risk losing the comb to wax moths if you do not properly treat/store the combs. If the drawn frames were only honey frames that are now dry, with no brood raised in them, then they should be okay without the Para-Moth. Wax moths do not actually eat wax. They eat the cocoons left in the cells after brood rearing.

The above applies whether or not they were used in the past season.
 

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I've tried Xentari for two years in a row and have had bad results from it. It may slow down the infestation but every time the end result is a big mess of ruined comb. I now bag up my boxes with the frames and comb and put Para-Moth in them and that seems to help. No chance for cold temps in central Florida.
 

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I've tried Xentari for two years in a row and have had bad results from it. It may slow down the infestation but every time the end result is a big mess of ruined comb. I now bag up my boxes with the frames and comb and put Para-Moth in them and that seems to help. No chance for cold temps in central Florida.
I use xentari in combo with other methods to combat wax moth damage, the best is freezing. Xentari works but it also has a shelf life if not stored properly.
YMMV
 

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Yes, the moths fly around and will find the comb and lay eggs in them again even if you did not use them this year. Now if it's freezing where you are you will be fine until it warms up again. But, don't forget about them once it warms up.
 
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