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.
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
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.