What are the moth like flying bugs inside? They were gone all winter..

They are coming back. I kill them, and have cleaned out kitchen cabinets (some were in the sugar) with bleach and thought they were gone. Saw none in the winter but they are coming back. What are they and how do I get rid of them?

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  • Mkl Mkl on Jun 05, 2018
    Sounds like pantry moths. Though I have never had them in sugar, usually grain products. They do make traps for them but I usually just start going through cabinets and check for items that got tucked away in the backs of cabinets to see if they were nesting, Get rid od the bags/boxes clean thoroughly and make sure everything is in sealed containers. Even pet food.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 05, 2018
    Most likely panty moths.keep all sugar, flower etc in plastic containers, wash the entire area out with white vinegar, place pantry moth traps around

    • Marty Phelps Marty Phelps on Jun 05, 2018
      Thanks. I never heard of moth traps. Thought I had gotten rid of them bcs there were none during winter. Here we go again. Thank You, I will get traps!!

  • Petro Neagu Petro Neagu on Jun 05, 2018
    Sounds like fruit flies or drain flies. Check out these solutions, hope they'll be useful to you too. https://theseamanmom.com/natural-fruit-fly-control/ https://theseamanmom.com/homemade-drain-cleaner/

  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on Jun 05, 2018
    Insect eggs come as often as you shop. They are invisible and impossible to permanently get rid of. So what to do? I use bay leaves and rosemary stalks in my kitchen. Simply set them on the shelves. For things that you can keep cold, store them in the fridge or freezer. We did this in South Florida and it worked great. The other thing you can do is to store all your grain-based foods (flour, pasta, cereal) and all sugars in BPA free or glass containers. If an outbreak occurs, it will be completely contained to that one product.

  • Linda Zacharia Linda Zacharia on Jun 05, 2018
    Look in your pantry for nuts. This happened to me. It was some walnuts in the shell that hatched out these bugs.