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Question DetailsAsked on 2/20/2012

How do I get rid of in-house pantry moths?

How do I get rid of in-house pantry moths who are taking over?

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Cedar shavings (call a local mill or cabinet shop) or moth balls (available at the grocery store) work well. If you buy cedar shavings or chips make sure they are fresh cut so the aroma is the strongest. They don't like either one. You may have to call an exterminator to get rid of them and then use the cedar and/or moth balls to keep them from coming back.

Todd Shell
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Answered 8 years ago by Todd's Home Services


I'd also put all foods in zip lock bags while you are trying to get rid of them - take away their food supply and where they lay their eggs.

Answered 8 years ago by kjones


First of all remove the source of the infestation if you want to keep the food you should place in the freezer overnight. Thoroughly clean all the pantry shelves with bleach water. pay attention to the cracks and crevices and the area where the wall meets the ceiling. you can use a pesticide in the cracks and crevices but its not necessary. If the adults that are flying bother you you can use a total release fogger. Make sure to cover foods and plates/cookware

Answered 8 years ago by Guest_9164266

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