Learn About The Natural Methods To Get Rid Of Pantry Moths


Find the original source of infestation and use an active moth monitoring method

A thorough cleaning of your pantry and getting rid of all the infested food will allow you to investigate the original source of infestation. The worst type of pantry moths is known as Plodia Interpunctella. The breeding cycles of these moths mean they keep reappearing week after week. By actively monitoring the moth population in your kitchen, you can minimise the need to throw away your food. In the event of a full-scale infestation, a new response approach is required. You’ll need to think of an active monitoring method to help you control the invasion. This is achieved through regular daily inspections of your pantry area and spotting the source location where the moth infestation is discovered. For best results, set a reminder on your phone to check the area where moths keep appearing every week for monitoring purposes. You can then set up the necessary traps in those areas, which brings us to the next related method:

Set up moth traps around the kitchen

Once you have discovered where the infestation is taking place, you can use effective moth traps. There are many pest control products available on the market. The best ones are the glue-based pheromone traps that can be placed in kitchen cabinets or anywhere else in the pantry area. You have the option of choosing between flour moth traps, birdseed moth traps, or Indian meal moth traps. As long as they contain the compound pheromone they will be effective in trapping these pests. Once you catch the moths in the traps, identify which types of moths they are (i.e. almond, miller, grain, or cereal moths) before safely dispose them in household bins. By pinpointing the source, you will know exactly where to place the pheromone traps.

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