Katherine Ryan came up with a 10/10 way to get rid of moths but not everyone’s happy about it
Here’s a tip we could all use at this time of year (although every season in our house appears to be moth season).
Powerless against moth season, I’ve started offering the children a pound for each one they kill in the house. 10/10 would recommend. pic.twitter.com/rkkLaCb8ft
— Katherine Ryan (@Kathbum) May 2, 2019
And lots of people were well up for it.
Does she want to expand her business to north/east London?
— Aisling Bea (@WeeMissBea) May 3, 2019
But others were worried that, well, maybe there might be a backlash against this sort of thing.
Get the feeling you might get trolled by some pro moth defence group!
— Mr Hardman Geography (@ahageog) May 2, 2019
And guess what. There was.
It’s not pro moth defence .. just unnecessary killing of a creature we share the planet with .. very easy to just capture and release
— danny watson (@Dannydeathdisco) May 3, 2019
You've gone down in my estimation. Just let them outside – they're here for a reason.
— Beesdad (@beesdad) May 2, 2019
Teach kids to be kind to even the smallest creature, no need to kill them.
— jemma7 #WeAreGroot (@jemma7) May 3, 2019
Teaching young minds that humans ending the lives of small creatures is the right to do, when clearly it isn’t. Teach them to catch them & throw them out the window. Slightly more positive surely?
— Chris Creature (@Chris_Creature) May 3, 2019
But, but …
Sounds easier just to kill them imo
— Michael (@MBQPR) May 3, 2019
As much as I generally would be on the side of saving creatures I have genuine moth phobia and need them out of my space so I need to get this going on. One flew up my nose once. Sweet dreams! 😉
— KiBe (@kibe) May 2, 2019
I'm no moth-expert but – for all the people saying they are there for a reason, put them outside etc – to me, they look like clothes/carpet type moths. Their 'reason' is to raise grubs to eat your clothes/carpets and putting them outside would probably also kill them
— Alan Hunt (@VegetableLamb) May 3, 2019
Maybe we could all do this instead.
Oh please don't kill them! You could make a butterfly net to catch and release them or draw them out the house with a bright light or some other way.
— Brian (@153i153) May 2, 2019
Well, maybe. It’s either this.
The replies from 'Moth Lives Matter' are just embarrassing… https://t.co/TyvV7vb2B2
— Marcelo Jinby-elsa (@ManLikeJinby) May 3, 2019
Or, you know, somewhere in between.