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When it comes to moths, Lynnette Johnson would rather avoid them.

"We didn't have nearly the problem we do this year,” said Johnson.

Kory Willard works for the Sertoma Butterfly House and attributes the increase in moths to a relatively mild winter and spring. 

"A part from being just a mild nuisance they're really not a threat that we need to be worried about, mosquitoes still rank as our number one insect pest in the region,” said Willard.

Rather harmless, moths can still be annoying.

"They are horrible I find them everywhere in our house from the kids bedrooms to the bathroom and kitchen,” said Johnson.

The best time to see one is during dawn or dusk. 

Sometimes it can be hard to find moths during the day as they tend to blend in with their surroundings but sometimes you can find them in wooded areas or with water close by.  Cold blooded creatures; moths are fans of light as well. If you want to get rid of them, there is one simple solution.

"Cut down on your amount of ambient light that you have shinning outside of your home because just like how moths are drawn to open flames they are also drawn to homes that have all of their lights on,” said Willard.

And it only takes a few to create a problem.

"We see about two to three a night all while were trying to get ready for bed, which kind of freaks the kids out a little bit they get a little nervous about them and where they are,” said Johnson.

From bright colors, to lots of sunshine, and pesky insects, we're getting an early taste of summer.
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