How do we get rid of little beige flying , I think moths?

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  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 22, 2017
    Pantry moths.... you need to get some pheramone traps at the hardware store for your cupboards, and put each of your flour products in a zip lock bag to determine contaminated ones. Dispose of.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Dec 22, 2017
    Are you talking about in your house?

  • Rose/Miros Rose/Miros on Dec 22, 2017
    #1 divide. Hang all your clothes individually on hangers, then use cheap trash bags on each hanger like a diy dry cleaner bag. Cut a small hole in the center bottom of the bag for the hook of the hanger. Put the bag over the hanger and clothes, pull up the bag around the hook and "seal" to the hook with a ponytail elastic. Knot the open end of the bag or use another elastic. For things that don't hang easily, Dollar Tree has huge plastic zipper bags intended for storage. At any rate, you want as few clothes as possible in each bag, so each moth has as few targets as possible for food (wool, etc) or hiding places (synthetic). #2 conquer I think Ive seen moth repellant at Dollar Tree too. Place some in the bags with the natural fiber clothing and in bags that you see moths in, live or dead. Shake any clothing with suspect insects outside and seal them up in before bringing them back. Keep checking, this is s process rather than a one step cure!

  • Molly Anmar Molly Anmar on Dec 22, 2017
    One suspects that you have Indian Meal Moths (otherwise known as cupboard moths). They're notoriously difficult to control once they're firmly established. See if you don't find this informative:

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Dec 23, 2017
    If you are having your wool clothing attacked, when you bag them as previously suggested, you can buy cedar blocks that can go in the garment bags. They don't like cedar smell, hence people putting in cedar lined closets or using cedar chests. If they are as Molly suggested, the meal moths, you need to check anything that is flour related type foodstuffs in your pantry or cupboards, even bird food, nuts, pasta, etc. If you have the moths, you may have the little beetles too. They love flour type things too. I lived in both Texas and southern Florida where every bug known to man can show up in your house. I learned early on that everything has to be containerized to not get bugs. Get appropriate sized plastic or glass containers that seal well for everything, including pasta, any kind of nuts, even my fish food gets attacked. I have all my flour, various sugars, pasta, everything in containers. Even freezer bags can get bugs. Check everything for larva or mature moths or beetles. If you see stringy fibers, you have them. The other day when I was going to get my bird his seed bird food (used only as a daily treat) I had a hard time finding a bag that didn't show signs of moths or little dark beetles, mostly the moths. For nuts, I use my seal a meal type system to keep them staying fresh and also without oxygen the bugs die and I don't have a problem starting. I have found that using that system, the bags are thick enough that they don't get in the bag. When you find a contaminated bag of flour, corn meal, whatever, I would get rid of it. Some people put them in the freezer when they purchase the products to kill any bugs before storing them, or leave them in the fridge or freezer. Go through your pantry and check things in boxes and bags for bugs, if free, put them in containers and label them. I have two large cupboards that are full of nothing but containers of flour, sugar, pasta (we are pasta lovers) everything including rice, cereal, everything. The only time I see moths or beetles is from my sons macaws cage that doesn't get cleaned enough and they are usually dead on the main floor of the house. When you go through your pantry or cupboards, make sure to clean them, as you may have them on the floor of the cupboards and you want rid of them.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Dec 23, 2017
    We got invaded by them too and even fly swatters did not get them, if you have what we did. We finally started spraying one every time we would see it. We used Simple Green (it even kills common house flies!) Simple Green is non toxic and works great. It took time but we saw few and fewer of them as time went on. At first it was 6 to 8 per day. Then two or three a day, and After about a month it was one in a great while, but we finally got rid of them! They would hide under towels, the trim around our ceilings, etc. They were awful. The bottle spray that makes a broad spray was the easiest to hit them. I kept a bottle handy in every room where we saw them (the kitchen and the master bedroom mostly). Good luck.

  • Nancy Mullen Nancy Mullen on Dec 23, 2017
    I got these traps called PANTRY PESTS. They really work.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Dec 23, 2017
    Do you have nuts or beans in your cabinets or on the counter? They can be coming from them. Throw them out. When you buy new, put the bags in the freezer for a few days to kill all bugs, then transfer to glass jars. When you throw out the nuts and beans, the moths will go away.

  • There is a product called Pantry Pests. Traps that actually work