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TOP 10 Tips On How To Get Rid Of Pantry Moths

TOP 10 Tips On How To Get Rid Of Pantry Moths

Pantry moths are not only annoying when you see them flying around in your home but they can also wreak havoc on your cupboard. To discover your stored food infested with pantry moths is a real stomach-turner. Pantry moths are destructive pests, they can eat through packaging and they lay eggs on food. Even if you keep your pantry and kitchen cupboards clean and tidy, these tiny buggers can show up from time to time. It happens to the best housekeepers.

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But how do pantry moths get into your home in the first place? Well, it is most likely that the small almost invisible eggs come into your home inside of food packages. Than later they hatch into larvae and eventually turn into moths. If you follow certain steps you can get rid of pantry moths and it is also important to prevent them from ever returning. Here’s our tips on how to get rid of pantry moths.

1. Check everything in your cupboard

TOP 10 Tips On How To Get Rid Of Pantry Moths


When you see a pantry moth flying around you have to inspect every single package of food laying around in your kitchen cupboard or pantry. You must empty all the cupboard and literally go through everything one by one especially cereals, flours, nuts, biscuits, grains, crackers etc. You should also check pet food, dried fruit and even dried flowers. Remove every can, box, bag or bottle and make sure to check under the lids of the jars and canisters. Also investigate the corners, edges and hinges of the cupboards. What you are looking for – besides the obvious moths and larvae – is also webs and clumps of stringy or grainy material in the food.

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  1. teodora

    September 3, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Gledajući Vaše priloge , daliste mi ideje kako urediti ostavu ili špajz sa pakovanjem svih dodataka za kuhinju. Već ovih dana idem u kupovinu prozirnih zdjelica i sređujem ostavu. Zatim imate i prilog za ulje od peperminta, to moram uzeti rječnik engleskog jezika i vidjeti njegovo djelovanje na zdravlje, na koje polažem dosta vremene. Dobro je gledati Vaše priloge. Teodora. Bosna i Hercegovina, konaćno.

  2. Rachel

    September 21, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing the tips. Pantry moths can be such a pain, so it’s important to keep everything dry to prevent them from finding a way in.

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