Plus Chesterton’s Fence:
Moths are thriving because of a growing energy efficient trend which has seen people wash clothes at 30C, a pest firm has claimed.
Rentokil said callouts to moth infestations had increased by more than 110 per cent from April to May and by 60 per cent over the last four years.
A survey by the company found that 54 per cent of people said they wash their clothes at 30C but didn’t five years ago. Rentokil warned that 55C was the temperature required to kill moth larvae.
Yeah, yeah, sure, pest control firm. Except they’re advising people to do something which precludes the use of their services.
So, why did we use high temps, that’s Chesterton. And what’s the cost of moths as opposed to higher washing temps? That’s the second order stuff.
And as we can see, yet again, those who would tell us how to live seem to ignore both crucial points, don’t they?