Saturday, April 2, 2011

Gardens Alive

If there is a downfall to changing our eating habits and doing more cooking than ever at home, it is that Indian meal moths have taken up residence inside our cupboards (gross, I know). Normally I am cool with critter cohabitation. That's the trade off for living in the woods. But these little buggers were driving me crazy. I even once asked an exterminator what could be done about them and he offered, "Put your flour in the freezer for 24 hours after bringing it home."

Helpful tip, and I would recommend it for prevention, but it didn't rid me of the existing moths. This is why I was intrigued to receive a catalog for a company I had never heard of called Gardens Alive. They claim environmentally responsible products that work and they offer Indian meal moth traps.
Not my cupboard

I ordered the traps and have been using them for over a week now and am amazed at the number of moths they have caught! It would appear at least with this product, Gardens Alive lives up to their claim.

Has anyone else tried anything from them? What are the pesky problems you are dealing with right now? I can't be alone in the pest department right?


Lori said...

No pest issues right now--though we did have some rats a few months ago. After we caught the existing ones we put steel wool in the area they were getting in and we've seen nothing since!

The moth traps look good. We had to deal with those pesky moths when we had birds and they'd hatch out of the seed.

Teresa said...

No pests in the house at the moment, but the greenhouse still has aphids and little itty bitty slimy slugs. Lovely.

Pattyskypants said...

I have tried a number of items from Gardens Alive -- from catching aphids on house plants to repelling cucumber beetles from the various vines to repelling fleas from my kitteh to aiding the composting process to growing sprouts -- and have never once been disappointed in over 15 years. I keep the catalog through the summer because it has lots of helpful information about plant diseases, deficiencies and evil buggies who want to destroy my crops!