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E. Vinje
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Hi Michelle –

It sounds like you have done everything correctly to eliminate pantry moths from your home. Keep in mind, there may be five overlapping generations per year, depending on temperature, so be persistent. After all sources of infested food have been eliminated, it may take up to 3 weeks for adult moths to complete their life-stages.

1. Inspect foods for possible infestation before you purchase. Look for webbing and small holes in the packaging.
2. Store susceptible food products in tightly sealed containers.
3. Infested food items can be thrown away or salvaged by freezing for one week.
4. Clean up food spills promptly, paying close attention to cracks and crevices.
5. Vacuum problem areas in the kitchen. Empty after use to prevent reinfestation.

Learn proven, natural and organic remedies to get rid of pantry moths here.

Hope it helps!