Carol C
Carol C
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Asked on Sep 8, 2012

Pantry moths

Carol CKeller Pest ControlDianna Luks
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Anybody know how to get rid of pantry moths? I have thrown practically food thing I own away and still have those little buggers. It's driving me nuts?
5 answers
  • Lisa Pennington
    on Sep 9, 2012

    Thanks @Miriam I! I have the same problem here and can't get rid of those little pests! Good luck @Carol C!

  • Dianna Luks
    on Jan 14, 2014

    they dont go away nothing you do will git rid of all of them we got new cabinets and to my horror they were even behind the cabinets on the wall. we had pest control come out. and bought the traps many times on ebay good luck please let me know if you ever get rid of them I would love to know how you did it.

  • Keller Pest Control
    on Mar 6, 2014

    They are called Indian Meal Moths and are easy to resolve as long as you do one thing first. Find the source it will be either wild bird feed,, pet food, grain, beans or flower starchy items. It will be something in or near the infestation area. Look at the ceiling where the wall and ceiling ,meet you will see yellow 3/4 " worm/maggot looking larvae. they go to the ceiling and spin n a cocoon or web area to change into a moth. The way to control is remove the source. Put all contaminated foods in garbage outside of house, freeze for 24 hours nay foo you want to keep. Then was all cabinets thoroughly with bleach water. Vacuum all larvae and webs off of ceiling. Then lightly apply a pesticide to the cracks and crevices in kitchen and infestation areas.

  • Carol C
    on Mar 6, 2014

    Thanks, I did ultimately get rid of them..I think it was dry cat food! It took me forever to find the source, I threw out things that I shouldn't have. Thanks for your help.

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