Are adult miller moths killed by freezing weather?
Asked October 12, 2019, 5:23 PM EDT
Are adult miller moths killed by freezing weather as in an early October frost? Do they deposit eggs in the Aurora area and homes which seems to have a high concentration of miller moths?
Douglas County Colorado
Yes, the adult miller moths should have been killed by the freeze. They may lay some eggs in the Aurora area, but most egg laying takes place in agricultural areas in eastern Colorado and adjoining states to the east of us. Having millers in the home should not be related to egg laying.
http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/insects/miller-moths-5-597/ and https://webdoc.agsci.colostate.edu/bspm/Millermoths2017.pdf provide details on miller moth biology and management.