There are about 13,000 species of moths in North America and about 165,000 species in the world. Most moths are nocturnal but seem to be attracted to light (for example, a porch light or a fire). One reason is that because moths are nocturnal, they navigate, or find their way around by using the moon as a point of reference. Moths can become confused by any other light source and they basically get “lost”. As a result, they typically stay where they are, making it look like they are attracted to the light. Some kinds of moths can stay active in freezing weather because their bodies contain a natural anti-freeze that keeps sharp ice crystals from breaking their cells.
Moths can be a nuisance at night when the light go on and they can leave holes in your clothing. Contact us so we can take care of that for you!