Moths Can Harm Environment

 

 

While most moths are just a nuisance some species can actually do great harm to the environment.

A cactus moth brought by mankind from South America threatens the nopal, the prickly pear plant, in Mexico according to the Mexico's plant safely agency.

The cactus produces the prickly pear which is eaten by people. The cactus also provides a home for birds and reptiles.

Infested plants are being cut down and burned.

In homes, moths can be easily controlled with herbs rather than smelly moth balls.

Sources:

http://news.scotsman.com/scitech.cfm?id=1841662006

http://www.apluswriting.net/garden/herbalmoth.htm

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
Freelance writer of science, nature, animals and the environment.
Also loves crafts, gardening, and reading.
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