Hello im an electrical contractor and ive installed 3 medalehalide light fixtures outside on the roof of a motel.the first night I turned them on the moth problem was so bad some the floors in the rooms where coverd in moths there where millions.whats my solution?
MILLER MOTHS are the most common outside moth that seems to be attracted to outside lighting. Though some lights will be ignored by some species of moths, it’s quite common to have moths hanging around any outside light no matter what type of bulb or fixture is used. It’s just a matter of what species are local to your area. Some parts of the country seems to be moth free while others seems to have an abundant supply of “light attracted” species ready to move onto your house or structure once the night time lights are installed.
That being said, a few moths hanging around is usually not a problem. But when you start seeing them in the “millions”? Well, clearly some moth treatments should be considered.
On our MILLER MOTH PRODUCTS page, the CYFLUTHRIN is listed and is an excellent concentrate to use for this pest. It can be sprayed most anywhere, is odorless and highly effective on a lot of pests. If you don’t have a good sprayer to reach up high, consider the CYONARA RTS which is another active that will work well too. It comes with it’s own Hose End Sprayer so you simply need to hook it up to the garden hose and you can get right to work. No mixing or separate sprayer is needed.
Treatments with either product should be done to the surfaces where the moths are landing. This should keep them from hanging around for a good couple of weeks and I expect that after treating 1-2 times, you’ll see a big improvement of the problem. Failure to treat will allow the moths to start reproducing in these areas and undoubtedly they will make the landing site a nest location. This means it will get progressively worse if left untreated.