• Hometalker
Asked on Jun 18, 2019

How do I keep bugs out of stored items?

Debra YSharonPamela


5 answers
  • A Crafty Mix - Michelle
    on Jun 18, 2019

    Hi Dawnie, here's a great article that gives a whole bunch of tips on how to keep those bugs out - https://www.westernexterminator.com/blog/5-pest-control-tips-home-storage/

  • Pamela
    on Jun 18, 2019

    Hi ! For both clothes and cabinets try cedar balls or squares ! Smell much better than moth balls !!! and you can send them down a little , if they lose their smell ! Also lots of bugs that you might find in your pantry don't like peppermint ! Get some peppermint oil and use a q tip to make a line of oil around the box about a 1/4 inch from the bottom of the box . Make your cupboards smell fresh , too !!! Also whenever possible , transfer stuff from boxes into glass jars of plastic containers with tight fitting lids . If you have pantry moths , it means you have items that you have stores for too long , time to clean out the cabinets .

  • Sharon
    on Jun 19, 2019

    If you have pantry moths or there little reddish bug (adult) they sell little pheramone traps to put in the cubboards to get rid of them. I found another way to rid them, put everything that's in a bag, box or package in a zip lock bag..... you will soon see which items are infected.

  • Debra Y
    on Jun 21, 2019

    I have been dealing all my pantry items in plastic containers with clamp kids or screw on kids for decades. If a big problem occurs it is isolated to one canister, I can throw away the contents of the entire container. No bugs in the pantry. My 6 kitties get all the other bugs/ mice that are unfortunate enough to come in my home.😸

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