Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Eeeek! A Moth!!
I saw a moth in my basement yesterday...needless to say I freaked out. This was right after reading this article regarding the nefarious critters. I caught the lil' bugger and tried to determine whether it had the "tufted hairs" on his little moth head that are supposedly the identifying trait of clothes moths specifically. I could not determine with or without bifocals. It could have been nothing, as we all know not all moths are created equal. Most are pretty harmless. However that didn't stop me from spending a better part of my day cleaning out my stash cabinet and vacuuming the hell out of everything. We had enough sun today so that I could lay everything out on the patio to air out and get a thorough inspection. The only really suspicious thing that I saw was a couple of gritty areas that looked like it had been home for a spider. Still I feel like it need to do something. I taped cotton with eucalyptus oil to the shelves, but I am considering doing the dry ice bombing. Has anyone tried this? How do you deal with the ever present threat to your precious stash?