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Message 1410295 - Posted: 31 Aug 2013, 23:16:24 UTC

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Message 1410304 - Posted: 31 Aug 2013, 23:55:08 UTC - in response to Message 1410295.

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And worse yet, no one is feeding me!!!

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Message 1410307 - Posted: 31 Aug 2013, 23:59:29 UTC - in response to Message 1410295.

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Not quite no one...
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Message 1410326 - Posted: 1 Sep 2013, 4:25:09 UTC
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Ok since I can't post in the 194 thread, since I'm the current last poster, I'll post it here, the moths look like they're gone for good, as the caulk seems to be working, I did have two bugs this morning in the small bathroom, but the only way they could have gotten in was through one of the 2 window screens in the front room, the last rain may have washed away the spray I had on there, so I sprayed one of the screens and closed the other window, I'll see if that deters the bugs from coming in or not, as there is no food or water in here for them.

Oh and the last rain cleaned My car off almost totally.

Edit: I did see 1 moth, it was smaller, seems the cracks above the closet storage shelf may be allowing them in still, so in the morning, I'll need to use the step ladder to caulk those cracks, it does seem a bit cooler in there tonight though.

It'll be nice to get a 12000btu window mounted a/c unit, as I keep having to turn off the swamp cooler as the neighbors car exhaust gets sucked into the house here, at least whenever She starts it up to go somewhere or when She comes home, it smells of unburned gas, Her car won't get smogged for at least 2 years, as it's a 2005-2010 KIA Optima LX and according to Her it uses a lot of gas, She just doesn't have time currently to fix it, but then She's a Mom to Her 3 kids.
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Message 1410400 - Posted: 1 Sep 2013, 10:45:36 UTC

Even though Raccoons have no facial muscles to move expressions like we do, it is marvellous how a camera shot can show such emotions. Just like my posted picture a little back
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Message 1410450 - Posted: 1 Sep 2013, 15:23:24 UTC
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After having sealed the upper part of the closet against anymore moths and entry/exit by any heat, tried to do the lower left hand corner again, I found that I could only get the upper 1/3rd of the corner done, seems I've used up another whole tube, good thing I bought 2 tubes last time, but since My hand is hurting a bit, I'll start on the last or 4th tube on Sunday and I didn't see any moths since I went to bed last night...
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Message 1410451 - Posted: 1 Sep 2013, 15:25:52 UTC

Hey Vic me 'ol mate, just a little TMI about yer moths don't you think .....

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Message 1410454 - Posted: 1 Sep 2013, 15:29:10 UTC - in response to Message 1410451.

Hey Vic me 'ol mate, just a little TMI about yer moths don't you think .....


Sorry, fixed, is that batter smoother?
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Message 1410530 - Posted: 1 Sep 2013, 18:40:29 UTC

Hey Vic me 'ol mate, just a little TMI about yer moths don't you think .....


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Message 1410536 - Posted: 1 Sep 2013, 18:46:55 UTC

So, there I was just minding my own when ....



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Message 1410564 - Posted: 1 Sep 2013, 20:02:27 UTC - in response to Message 1410536.

So, there I was just minding my own when ....



Err uh.. Tricks er Treatz?
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Message 1410637 - Posted: 2 Sep 2013, 3:22:10 UTC

The closet has another clothes moth in it, so I sealed up the last crack that adjoins the exterior wall with the 4th tube, the moth shouldn't last too long, it hasn't gotten out into the bedroom, I'm hoping I don't need to caulk the other two corners of the closet, I didn't smooth out the caulk at the ceiling on the exterior wall, hopefully that won't be a problem. I hoping there will be no more moths...
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Message 1410660 - Posted: 2 Sep 2013, 5:03:00 UTC

TMI
I grew up with horses. So yes lots of big flies. Next to a river.. Rats check. Good kibble for the Mice.....check.
Raccoons uncheck.
Only seen one once here in Stockton. Now CV is another story.
Ang, any update on the five Ws.
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Message 1410896 - Posted: 2 Sep 2013, 23:20:44 UTC

I saw no flies when I was fishing for mackerel 2 or 3 miles out along the North coast of Cornwall, just lots of grey and blacked backed gulls ...
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Message 1410970 - Posted: 3 Sep 2013, 7:02:02 UTC

I had a moth in my drink yesterday. They seem to be quite fond of juice...
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Message 1410998 - Posted: 3 Sep 2013, 9:19:24 UTC
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Message 1411000 - Posted: 3 Sep 2013, 9:30:04 UTC - in response to Message 1410970.

I had a moth in my drink yesterday. They seem to be quite fond of juice...

Was the moth doing the backstroke? ;)
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Message 1411002 - Posted: 3 Sep 2013, 9:35:31 UTC

Pay attention Vic! Flies do the backstroke in your soup, moths do the butterfly stroke in drinks!

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Message 1411004 - Posted: 3 Sep 2013, 9:37:14 UTC - in response to Message 1411002.

Pay attention Vic! Flies do the backstroke in your soup, moths do the butterfly stroke in drinks!

Sorry I had no idea, for all I knew the moth was looking to upgrade to a V8...
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Message 1411008 - Posted: 3 Sep 2013, 9:52:51 UTC - in response to Message 1411002.

Pay attention Vic! Flies do the backstroke in your soup, moths do the butterfly stroke in drinks!



It sure looked like that:) I had to get it out with a spoon to let its wings dry...
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