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Topic: HELP! I have a moth problem!?**Question:**
I have just moved into a new house, and what my mom and I have discovered, is that there are large black MOTHS flying into our hallway every time we open the front door (at night)! I know for a fact that moths are attracted to light, which is probably why they fly towards our front door - we have a BIG bright ceiling lamp in the hallway, and if it helps, last night I noticed that there were flying insects around this large bush/tree which is opposite the front door. This was when no lights had been turned on yet, when I came back from an outing.
Then my mom came in, and when I went to fetch something from outside (opening the front door) this giant BLACK moth swooped in, and kept us 'prisoners' (almost) in our kitchen! We're terrified of the pests as we've had previous encounters with the moths in mexico.. *shudder*
Any suggestions or help? I can't seem to find a specific moth repellent. And I also get the feeling that the bush/tree outside our door attracts flying insects D: We've only just moved in, and the last thing we need is to be hiding inside every night! Thanks!

June 16, 2019 / By Amelie

Get fly tape and hang it by your light outside. When they come to the light they will stick to it if you catch them all then your problem will be solved.

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Did you like the answer? Well done to the first answer i'm pretty sure thats right. I've solved problems like this before and the hard bit is often not in solving equations, its about converting a real life problem into a mathematical problem. The confusing bit is deriving those two equations, but once you've got that sorted the rest is easy. Btw in case you don't have a fancy calculator handy: x² - 9x - 400 can be factorised as: (x-25)(x+16) giving x-25 = 0 x+16=0 x=25 x = -16 but we know the solution cannot be negative so only solution is x = 25 You can also complete the square: x² - 9x - 400 = 0 (x - 4.5)² - 20.25 - 400 = 0 (x- 4.5)² = 420.25 x - 4.5 = ±√420.25 x = 4.5 ± 20.5 x = 4.5 + 20.5 x = 4.5 - 20.5 x = 25 x = -16 so x must be 25 You can also use the quadratic formula: x = -b±√(b² - 4ac) /2a a=1 b=-9 c=-400 x = 9 ±√(81 +1600) /2 x = 9 ± 41 /2 x = 50/2 x = -32/2 x = 25 x = -16 nice to have options sometimes ;)

SOLUTION: Let 'y' be the total number of friends of Clara Number of pencils, 'x' = 400 Number of pencils for each friend of Clara, x = 400 / y ---> (1) Now, when 4 friends leave the group (means, y -4), then Each friend receives 5 more pencils (means, y - 4 = [x + 5] ----> (2) Substituting (1) in (2) => y - 4 = ( 400 / y ) + 5 => y -4 = [ 400 + 5y] / y => y (y - 4) = 400 + 5y => y^2 - 4y - 5y - 400 = 0 => y^2 - 9y - 400 = 0 taking factor => (y + 16) (y - 25) = 0 y - 25 = 0 => y = 25 Note: y + 16 = 0 will give 'y' as - 16, hence omitted.

You must have been horrified! I'm scared of any bug in general (maybe not ants). I suggest you: 1) Hang this around the bright lamp/light source: http://www.pestmall.com/4-allure-moth-tr... 2) If you want to stop the birth of more moths, use NyGuard: http://www.pestmall.com/nyguard-igr-conc... and if you want to kill what's out there Tempo SC is good: http://www.pestmall.com/tempo-ultra-sc-t... These are professional pest control products from PestMall. You could try other pest control supply stores like http://doityourselfpest.com. But, I personally prefer PestMall since they have the best prices. Well, I hope your moth infestation will be gone!

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attempt getting comfortable bulbs that are yellow searching that helps keep insects away. also attempt putting moth balls outdoors round the realm the position they arrive from. A computer virus zapper is alos solid placed wont get rid of all of them. in common terms be certain you've a exhibit demonstrate screen on you door and if no longer turn the ordinary off 10 minutes in the previous you bypass out. And if if go away the ordinary on to go back on in common terms make a run for it and close the door right away contained in the decrease back of you. :)

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