Moths are flying in my house, and I'm worried about my woolens and rugs. How do I get rid of them?
They're probably not clothes moths, which are tiny and rarely glimpsed. Indian meal moths, however, are common year-round. This pantry pest has a faint dark band across its dusty wings. It originates in pasta, spices, cereals and -- take note this time of year -- bird seed, among other sources. Call us or read our online publication, Pantry Pests, for simple measures you can follow to eradicate the moths. Spraying chemicals is unnecessary and dangerous.
A big branch is rubbing against our roof. Do I have to wait until spring to cut it off?
Not at all. A stray branch here or there can be removed anytime of the year. Because tree leaves have fallen, winter is actually a good time to check to see whether branches contact roofs or siding and warrant removal.