How do I get rid of small moths in my house?

They came in with bird seed.
  8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 14, 2017
    You can get moth traps made by safer for that.Home depot should have them.
  • Ann Ann on Mar 14, 2017
    I had the same problem . I've stared putting the seed in a tight container in my fridge
  • Shoshana Shoshana on Mar 15, 2017
    Keeping the seed in a glass container should also keep them out. In terms of getting rid of them, there are glue traps with pheromones that attract and trap the little buggers. Good luck!
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    • D. Leah Lederman D. Leah Lederman on Mar 20, 2017
      I had a problem with these meal moths many years ago and glass containers didn't help. They probably make better ones now, so I don't suggest using mason jars or the type of jars that have a cap attached to a metal ring device to seal it.
  • Gar5989394 Gar5989394 on Mar 15, 2017
    I have the same problem with bird seed thanks for the info on the traps wonder if Lowes carries those?
  • Amhurst Amhurst on Mar 16, 2017
    Make sure you check your pantry staples too, they like flour, nuts and even dried fruit!
  • Mhu18902810 Mhu18902810 on Mar 17, 2017
    These are grain moths, they come in, in your flour too. I put all flour into big zip lok bags & when I am dealing with a big infestation of them I keep the flour in the freezer. Squash them on sight, clean your cabinets of little webs.
    • Bab20698895 Bab20698895 on Mar 18, 2017
      Thank you... The bird seed containers have been taken out of the garage, and the area cleaned. I'm going to give the moth traps a try.!
  • Caj18577379 Caj18577379 on Mar 18, 2017
    They are pantry moths. Clean pantry thoroughly then put all grain items like bread, cereal, flour, cookies etc in double zip Ziplock bags or vacuum sealable containers. Like the fold down storage containers. Then set out glues traps from Home Depot.
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Sep 17, 2020

    Oh dear, so sorry to hear that. We had an infestation of them in our pantry last year. So frustrating and had to throw everything that wasn’t canned or in a sealed container out and completely clean and wipe every surface. We also bought sticky moth traps. Apparently, they have some kind of pheromone inside that attracts the moths and then they get stuck. We’ve also hung bay leaves in our pantry (my Mom’s advice) and that seems to work. They haven’t been back this year.

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