Where did all the moths go?
It seems like my grandmother and lots of other members of the older generations were obsessed with keeping moths out of their clothes. I have never seen evidence of a moth or moth-bites in my clothes my entire life. What happened to this massive threat?
- daniel gLv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
Just about everything today is synthetics and moths are not to big on that.
The only time they are a big deal is when they eat hols in that $800 woll suit or skirt.
I remember my sister declaring life long war on moths damaging a genuine afghan sweater that was very expensive.
Me, I kept moths and butterflies, and some moths can be very pretty if not huge.
They are still around, I spot them outside at night, mostly around lights.
- 4 weeks ago
in the daytime they go to sleep
- ZirpLv 74 weeks ago
they ruined my favourite winter-sweater a few years ago.
anyhoo, insects in general are less numerous nowadays. maybe due to chemicals, or because crops are grown on larger pieces of land. A few decades ago, you had to clean your windshield after a day of driving in the summer.
- Elaine MLv 74 weeks ago
Pesticides mostly, and the fact our windows and doors aren't left open all the time anymore.
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- L.N.Lv 74 weeks ago
Moths don't eat synthetic fibers. Wool clothes are a lot less common these days.
- Pearl LLv 74 weeks ago
i think theyre outside, ive seen them
- PearlLv 74 weeks ago
theyre outside, ive seen them