Ten minutes to get the moth out of my room!

@o2bnocn (2895)
United States
June 13, 2010 11:22am CST
Yesterday there was a moth in my room. I know moths are harmless but I couldn't help but to bothered by it. It kept flying on me, on my laptop. Not to mention my cat chasing it and trying to play with it. The moth would just sit there for two minutes. I tried to get the moth out of my room but I didn't want to harm the moth. So when the moth was on my bed, I would move my blankets but the moth would just sit still. I finally took my flip flop and kind of wooshed it out of my room. I didn't harm the moth at all. The moth keep flying around in circles all over my room. First on my bed, then on the wall, my laptop, me, the door, my dresser, the floor. Sometimes I wouldn't know where the moth was. Finally I opened my door and the moth finally flew out. I helped the moth a bit to fly out of my room. I quickly shut the door once my moth had flew out. Moths fly quicker than you quick! Plus sometimes you can't see them! They are also smaller than you think! Anything like this ever happen to you?
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@angelajoy (1838)
• Philippines
14 Jun 10
This has happened to me a lot of times. There was even one time when a cat got in my room! I know lots of people like cats, but I don't, and the worst part was I didn't even know the cat at all. It got in my room through the window. I had a hard time getting it out of my room. Since then I've kept my windows closed all the time. When I do open them I make sure that the window screen is tightly shut so that nothing can get in through the windows except for very small bugs like ants.
@angelajoy (1838)
• Philippines
14 Jun 10
Not that I like bugs. I hate bugs too, including moths, and if a moth enters my room I will make it go out.
@chulce (1539)
• United States
14 Jun 10
I'd rather have to deal with a flying moth then a huge flying roach. We see some really big ones around here, they are nasty and scary looking. Yes, I've had to deal with a moth issue before, however,it was during a time when I was camping.
@kukueye (1761)
• Malaysia
14 Jun 10
For me i try to beat with newspaper if not shot some aerosol insectiside at it , but hate the smell so shot some dettol antiseptic spray, it will it dizzy and slowly and watch all of them to deaths. Sometime they is too many of them, then have to hang a plastic of water at the light bulb , they will drown on those water. Sometime i purpose allow spider web to hang around the corner of the room, this spider web will trap those moths and such.It works like natural way of controlling them.And the spider are happy too.
• United States
14 Jun 10
Yup, something like that did happen to me. Last month, on a quiet evening, I was in bed and sleeping peacefully when I felt my roommate nugging me. When she woke me up she told me there was a moth in the room and she can't get it out of the room. Finally she got me out of bed and I held the door open while she closed all the lights and it flew outside. It's hard to deal with insects getting in your room because you don't want to kill it but you don't want it to stay there either.
@advokatku (4036)
• Indonesia
14 Jun 10
should be in your room mounted lights insects. This lamp is very effective for killing insects
@natnickeep (2338)
• United States
14 Jun 10
Lol that's so funny. We had a moth in our car today. Flying around while my husband was trying to drive. My girls screaming not knowing what it was at first. We got it out..without harming it lol. It wasn't a small one either : )
• Estonia
13 Jun 10
Well, I've encountered the same situation before. It was quite disturbing, because that little being kept flying all-over the place, breaking my concentration. Finally I decided to evacuate it from my room: I caught the moth with my hands and released it outside.
@echomonster (2227)
• Greenwood, Mississippi
13 Jun 10
I've gotten fairly good at insect rescue and release operations, but I've found that moths are very challenging. They have a way of making their presence known but then flying away and hiding. They also seem to have a tendency to just freeze in one place like your moth did. A couple nights ago I had a small moth in my house that just decided to park on the inside of a lampshade. Even though I knew exactly where the moth was, it was in such an awkward position I couldn't capture it. What I ended up doing was taking the entire lamp (this particular lampshade doesn't come off easily) outside where the moth finally flew away to freedom.
• United States
13 Jun 10
I like creatures like moth. I dont get rid of them. I hate mosquito but I honestly love bug. When you get rid of them,i think it is like animal abusing.
@cream97 (29163)
• United States
13 Jun 10
Hi, o2bnocn. I can't stand these pesky things either. It is so hard to get them out when they get into your home. Just this week, we had a fly in our apartment. We all did not know how this fly could have gotten in. We did not have the front door opened at all. It was closed all day long. No one went anywhere on this day. My kids wanted it gone. So, they kept on trying to hit at it. And they finally killed it. I did not know this until I saw them trying to squoosh the insect on the floor. I have had many cases where I could not get an moth out of my home. It was hard. I would turn off the lights so that can lure it out. I also keep opening my door so that they can eventually find their way out. These tiny pests are so annoying and hard to get rid of!