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|7th October 2008, 02:57||#1|
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Moth population explosion in Navi Mumbai
Please beware there has been a sudden moth population explosion in Navi Mumbai. Experienced it first hand while returning home on my bike. Vashi gaon and Vashi bridge are worst affected. Inner sectors and Palm beach are relatively okay. There must be a billion moths flying around Vashi gaon and Vashi bridge. If you're driving, please keep your windows rolled up. If you're riding, please keep your helmet visor down and wear a jacket.
Wishing you a moth-free ride/drive.
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|7th October 2008, 10:32||#4|
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Of late i have been seeing lots of insects in our house also.Now i realize they are moths!
but why in bangalore??
Does anyone know how do I control them?
|7th October 2008, 12:28||#8|
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|7th October 2008, 12:39||#9|
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I stay at Vikhroli and our building is experiencing this since the last 2-3 days. All of us have to keep our windows shut after 6 pm. They are definitely attracted towards light. We used to get 1 or 2 of them in the past. But they have an entire army now! Does anyone know any respite from them apart from switching off the lights?
|7th October 2008, 14:10||#11|
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|7th October 2008, 17:02||#13|
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Also, a few years ago, there was this swarm of Dragon Flies that flew past dadar. And I also remember there being a swarm of GrassHoppers around that time too!! I am talking of around 1999-2000 or so
|7th October 2008, 18:59||#14|
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this year in cincinnati (may be whole of US) we had 17 year cicadas. These bugs come out every 17 years and clog the whole atmosphere. they have a lifespan of 17 years .
Magicicada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
may be the moth population is something similar. too bad in india we do not have awareness on this. even if somebody has done a research, it would be lying somewhere in zoological survey of india's offices. Here they had sent warnings in advance about it.
another problem we had was itch mite, which feeds on cicada's eggs. and trust me, the whole of cincinnati was scratching like crazy. I even caught a spider in house thinking it was the suspect.
Tiny mites believed responsible for community's big itch | mansfieldnewsjournal.com | Mansfield News Journal
so watch out for secondary infestations after the moth.
|12th October 2011, 08:12||#15|
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Moth problem in Airoli. It's like they are everywhere. As soon as you switch on the lights, they just come from nowhere and stick to the windows. can't open the windows at all when lights are on. We have finished 1 big can of hit in two days
Riding on d bike is troublesome.
Any idea till when are they going to be around? I mean as per their lifecycle.
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