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Thread: I need help! Found a moth eating my deer mount.

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    I need help! Found a moth eating my deer mount.

    Anyone know of something that I could use to help keep these things off of my mounts. I have never had this problem before and I have about 15 deer mounted. They are eating the hide I guess because the hair is just falling off the back. When I pulled the deer off the wall there was hair stuck to the wall. I saw and killed a little creme colored moth. Anything suggestions would help. Thanks



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    Shoot them??? Seriously, isn't this what Moth Balls are for?
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    I was hoping to find something to spray on them, I really didn't want Moth balls every where.....I thought maybe someone else had this issue before

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad393 View Post
    I was hoping to find something to spray on them, I really didn't want Moth balls every where.....I thought maybe someone else had this issue before
    Check out this product:

    mountmedix.com
    Limbsaver DZ-32, HHA Slider Sight bracket modified to accept Triple Threat Aperture, Limbsaver Drop Away Rest
    Limbsaver SZ-34, Limbsaver Prism Sight with adjustable Long Range Hunter pin, Limbsaver Drop Away Rest
    Limbsaver DZ-30, HHA.019 pin slider sight, AAE Pro Drop Rest

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    since it's going to be aboout 5 degrees in the morning i put all my deer heads in the garage this morning and will let them stay there for the next couple days.....i do this every winter just to kill anything that may be living in or on them! best yearly maintenance besides regular cleaning that i can recomend!

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    Thanks yall, I just sent them a email.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crockett View Post
    since it's going to be aboout 5 degrees in the morning i put all my deer heads in the garage this morning and will let them stay there for the next couple days.....i do this every winter just to kill anything that may be living in or on them! best yearly maintenance besides regular cleaning that i can recomend!
    Good idea, except I live in Florida. I bet it works though. lol

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    Better make sure the moth is not some protected species!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad393 View Post
    Good idea, except I live in Florida. I bet it works though. lol
    Chest freezer works if you got 1

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    Before you do anything you need to analyze the problem. First you need to check to see if it is a male or female. Can you see any moth balls?

    Next, call your taxidermist.

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    Do your self a favour contact a good taxidermist for advice before you go freezing or spraying your mounts

    This is one of those times taking advice from a forum could bite you in the arse

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    had this happen to a friend of mine. the moths were eating the deer hides
    and the turkey feathers. he called a exterminator and had to have some pretty
    serious applications done. dont mess with it, call a professioal/

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD BC View Post
    Do your self a favour contact a good taxidermist for advice before you go freezing or spraying your mounts

    This is one of those times taking advice from a forum could bite you in the arse
    my taxidermist taught me that twenty years ago! thanks for looking out

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