Have a moth problem? Here’s a simple, no chemical solution to keep the little creatures from taking over your home!
Creating a Moth Trap
I don’t know about where you live but the moths here on the South Dakota plains are just awful this year. Last night we snuck into the house in the dark without turning any lights on and still had over 30 moths in the kitchen when we finally did flip on the lights. A swarm of moths attacks our heads every time we head out to the garage.
I have to give my hubby all the credit for this idea. While I was still wondering what to do, he thought he’d heard of something to try so he set up this moth trap.
What you need to create it is dish soap that will foam up, water, a bowl, and a light. (Note: Homemade Dish Soap will not work well for this trap since it usually does not foam up very much.)
Place the water into the bowl and add in the dish soap. It would help to add in the soap while you are filling with water so the soap foams up. You only need a few inches of water.
Place the bowl under a light. In the house, we put the bowl on the stove and turned the stove light on above it. Turn off all other lights in the area.
Here’s our bowl the next morning. The suds are gone but the moths are there. No chemical sprays used and easy to set up but it works! And nothing extra to buy, you can easily set this up with what’s already in your house!
Update: It’s now been several years since I made this post and since we began using this solution for removing moths from our home and I’m happy to say that it’s still working! It’s wonderful to have easy, low-cost solutions to common household problems.
Have you ever had a moth problem and tried this moth trap?