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!