Saturday, April 14, 2012

How To Get Rid of Pantry Moths

Each time I opened the pantry door, hoards of Pantry Moths whizzed past me, heading for new found freedom....ah, not in my house!  I eradicated these pesky creatures from our pantry with a few simple steps.

Firstly it helped to know that I was actually bringing the eggs and maggots home in things like flour, rice, biscuits and cereals. 

1. I went through the entire pantry throwing away anything that appeared suspect or actually contained the little guys.

2. Next, I placed every possible weevil containing dried good into the freezer for a few days, to be sure those eggs were killed.

3. I placed freshly picked lavender and sticks of cinnamon throughout the pantry. You could also use bay leaves and other strong smelling herbs.

4. I setup an EnviroSafe Pantry Moth Trap. The trap releases a pheromone that attracts the moth to certain sticky death. 

Now, the first thing I do when I get home with the groceries is put the dry goods into the freezer. Everything except sugar has worked so far. It clumped together rendering it more pantry moths!


  1. Very helpful - thank you. I'm determined to get rid of these little buggers, but annoyed that I am bringing them home in food from the shops.

  2. I hate those annoying insects for the allergic effect they create. pantry moths destroy clothes very dangerously. Good baits can do a great job for controlling them at home.

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