control of pantry moths

Asked October 28, 2015, 10:23 PM EDT

We have tried many things to get rid of pantry moths including freezing drygoods, sealing things well, removing everything from pantry shelves and bleaching, pantry moth traps. We are in an appartment in west Los Angeles. Any suggestions?

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2 Responses

Those are all great tactics to help, especially in the control of moths once they come in. You might try focusing on how they come in. If you can keep them from coming in, your current tactics should eventually thin the population until they are mostly or entirely removed.

They may be coming in through openings in your home, so look for those. It is possible too that they may be in food you are purchasing and bringing in. You might need to inspect food items coming in. Bird and pet foods are especially susceptible.

I don't know if you see worms/caterpillars/larva, but those are the infant stage of the moths. If you can find those first, you can stop the cycle sooner. If you can include an image/picture, that would also help, by determining which moth we are talking about. I might be able to help identify it.











Those are all great tactics to help, especially in the control of moths once they come in. You might try focusing on how they come in. If you can keep them from coming in, your current tactics should eventually thin the population until they are mostly or entirely removed.

They may be coming in through openings in your home, so look for those. It is possible too that they may be in food you are purchasing and bringing in. You might need to inspect food items coming in. Bird and pet foods are especially susceptible.

I don't know if you see worms/caterpillars/larva, but those are the infant stage of the moths. If you can find those first, you can stop the cycle sooner. If you can include an image/picture, that would also help, by determining which moth we are talking about. I might be able to help identify it.