Are moth balls safe for birds?

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Are moth balls safe for birds?

Post by Alex Mat » Sat, 01 Oct 1994 23:07:36



Hello,

Does anyone know if moth balls are toxic to birds? I have
discovered the little bastards (moths, not birds) flying around my
bedroom in the last few days.

Thanks

Alex

 
 
 

Are moth balls safe for birds?

Post by Carrie Sell » Sun, 02 Oct 1994 04:34:36



Quote:

>Hello,

>Does anyone know if moth balls are toxic to birds? I have
>discovered the little bastards (moths, not birds) flying around my
>bedroom in the last few days.

Before you try to get rid of the ones you have, look at your bird's
food.  You will probably see many little worms in it, or at least many
little webs.  Seal your bird food well or the moths will just keep coming.

As far as the moth balls go aren't they just for small enclosed spaces
like drawers?  It would take a lot of mothballs to poison a room.  And
yes mothballs are poisonous.

 
 
 

Are moth balls safe for birds?

Post by fzcam.. » Sun, 02 Oct 1994 17:38:05


: As far as the moth balls go aren't they just for small enclosed spaces
: like drawers?  It would take a lot of mothballs to poison a room.  And
: yes mothballs are poisonous.

And, yes, moth balls are poisonous in a big room too.  My ex used to be a
Fuller Brush man (no kidding) as a second job to pay for his own little
geegaws.  Fuller Brush sells (or did sell) cleaning products as well as
brushes.  One thing was moth balls, although they were really moth rings
to be hung on hangers in closets.  There was some concern when little old
ladies were getting sick in their homes--it was the moth ball stuff
fumes, leaking out of the closets.  If it's going to bother LOL's, it darn
well will bother birds.

Back to the freezer with the bird food.

Laura C.
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