New Mexico invaded by moths

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New Mexico invaded by moths

Post by RebLem » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:15 pm

Moths invade NM in high numbers

Experts say the moths are looking for water & food

David Romero | KRQE-TV | Published : Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012, 10:13 AM MDT | Updated: Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012, 10:13 AM MDT

ALBUQUERQUE - They get in your homes, cars and in your face. They are of course moths. News 13 has received a number of calls and emails about what some people are calling "mothageddon.'"

Bug experts say about all you can do right now is swat them away and just deal with them. It's really the only defense you have until the moths die off or leave.

The blame for all this lies in the drought and dry winter we've just experienced. [Consequences of climate change and global warming. RebLem]

Most are coming in from the mountains looking for water and food. There is little for the insects to feast on water wise. They're looking for water in neighborhood yards or along the Rio Grande.

As for calling an exterminator, Richard "The Bug Man" Fagerlund says there's no need to call one, just keep a watchful eye out.

"Yeah, just let 'em go," says Fagerlund. "They're not going to breed in your yard. It's way damp at this time; they're going to try and get some moisture and get something to eat and then leave."

The recent influx of moths should taper off around June according to Fagerlund.

The only relief to lowering the number of moths is rain. However, if we have another dry summer in New Mexico, you can expect the moths will be back in high number come fall.

http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/environmen ... numbers-dr
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Re: New Mexico invaded by moths

Post by Alberich » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:12 pm

Those moths must have been sent by the Republicans. Why else would this epitome of the one-track mind bother to post this irrelevant information? :roll:

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Re: New Mexico invaded by moths

Post by John F » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:31 pm

RebLem lives in New Mexico, so the information certainly isn't irrelevant to him. And he suggests it may be a consequence of global climate change, in which case it's relevant to us all.
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Re: New Mexico invaded by moths

Post by RebLem » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:46 pm

John F wrote:RebLem lives in New Mexico, so the information certainly isn't irrelevant to him. And he suggests it may be a consequence of global climate change, in which case it's relevant to us all.
TY for your support, John.

My home and property has been invaded by moths and at first I felt guilty, that there was something wrong with my way of life. But then, I saw this news story and found out it was happening to 'bout everyone in the state, so I posted the article. Nothing more to it than that. Except that it, like the sinking Maldives, is one more proof to the deniers or anyone who cares about reality or the next generation, that global warming is real.
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