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Why you should not kill Miller moths even though you really want to

May 21, 2024, 1:14 PM | Updated: 6:36 pm

It is late spring in Colorado and that means later sunsets, more rain than snow, and of course, miller moth season!

Now through June over a 5-6 week span will mark the peak of the moths flight across Colorado which means you may see a surge over the next several weeks.

Experts remind us that the miller moths do not eat clothing like some other moths do, and they don’t sting or bite and not poisonous to humans or pets

Butterfly Pavilion entomologist Francisco Garcia Bulle Bueno told 9News that miller moths are just as important of pollinators as butterflies and often end up in homes when making their way into cracks in doorways of homes to hide for shelter.

If you’re trying to prevent them from entering your home at all, some methods include:

  • Place wind chimes outside your home to disorient them and keep them away
  • Make sure your doors and window screens are sealed and undamaged
  • Try and keep your outdoor lights off at night & close blinds to prevent from attracting them.

. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Why you should not kill Miller moths even though you really want to