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  • How can I get rid of pantry moths forever?

    Created by Michelle Jackson on

    Hello –

    I’ve tried everything for getting rid of pantry moths. I have no food left, I’ve vacuumed everything twice. I bombed the house, sprayed the cracks, spayed again. I have no idea where the adults are coming from. They came in dog food which we threw out but it was too late. Any ideas??

    Thank you

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    Eric Vinje

    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!



    Follow these tips to get rid of pantry moths.

    1. Eliminate the main source of the infestation.

    Identify the source of the pantry moths. Empty your pantry. Any item you find contaminated then throw it out. Wash your containers in a sink of hot soapy water.

    2. Clean your kitchen thoroughly.

    Remove all shelf and drawer liners and wash all storage jars, containers, shelving and surrounding walls with water and vinegar cleaning mixture.

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