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Old 11-23-2015, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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I suggest keeping only as much seed as you need in a short period of time (month or so) and keeping it in an plastic, airtight container to minimize any moths. Keep it in a cool, dark room. I live in Florida and it works for me.
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Old 06-27-2016, 02:32 PM
 
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I was told to freeze the bird seed but it hasn't worked. I will try the tents. Those little suckers drive you crazy!
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:27 PM
 
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I recently got moths in my house and don't know how to get rid of them. I have a parrot and 2 cocateils. Do these moths lay eggs on these pets. I am horrified. Now. I have something really small crawling around my floor. My vision is very poor and I think there are more than I see. Would these minute crawling things be moths? Help!
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Old 09-04-2017, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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I recently got moths in my house and don't know how to get rid of them. I have a parrot and 2 cocateils. Do these moths lay eggs on these pets. I am horrified. Now. I have something really small crawling around my floor. My vision is very poor and I think there are more than I see. Would these minute crawling things be moths? Help!
The best way to get rid of the moths is to buy moth traps and set them out in the rooms where you have seen the moths most frequently. Moths don't lay eggs on animals but they do lay eggs in fabric and their larvae are damaging to fabric as they chew holes in it.

You mentioned something very small crawling on the floor that you cannot see very well--in this case see if you can obtain a magnifying glass to get a better look at it or ask someone else to take a look at it. Moths generally don't crawl around on the floor.
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:08 AM
 
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HI- I froze three big 20 lbs bags of expensive bird seed outside in -30C weather and then a week in my freezer, This did not stop the moths. They are unkillable . You have to really smack them. The worms crawl up the wall to the ceiling stipple and hatch at the edge. It is gross.I have never had this happen in 20 years until this year with bird food. I am using the same bird food which is really a concern to me as to what has changed this past year with the companys product. It is really gross because there can be at least 20 or better moths flying around. You kill them and there are more again. I threw out the food now and can not explain why they are still around when we checked and killed everything along ceiling and in rooms affected. Too much trouble and at 85.00 a bag- to expensive. I now feed people food- NO seed.
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Old 08-27-2018, 03:20 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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HI- I froze three big 20 lbs bags of expensive bird seed outside in -30C weather and then a week in my freezer, This did not stop the moths. They are unkillable . You have to really smack them. The worms crawl up the wall to the ceiling stipple and hatch at the edge. It is gross.I have never had this happen in 20 years until this year with bird food. I am using the same bird food which is really a concern to me as to what has changed this past year with the companys product. It is really gross because there can be at least 20 or better moths flying around. You kill them and there are more again. I threw out the food now and can not explain why they are still around when we checked and killed everything along ceiling and in rooms affected. Too much trouble and at 85.00 a bag- to expensive. I now feed people food- NO seed.
Actually, having live insects in the seed is a sign that it isn't contaminated with pesticides or ag chemicals that might harm the birds. Part of the problem may have been the size of the bags you tried to freeze. The temperature in the middle of the larger masses of seed might not get low enough to kill off every single egg.

The moths/larvae that got out of the bags may have had enough time to lay eggs in the room. That's why you kept seeing more.
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