Pantry Moths Kit Guide

If you are reading this page it is probably because you have been using our MothDefense Pantry Moth Traps and have concerns that your infestation is too serious for traps alone to deal with. To put it simply; Traps are for catching adult male Pantry Moths. If you’ve found fresh damage or moth larvae, pantry traps alone can not deal with that. You need an additional selection of specialized products to tackle eggs and larvae.

It’s worth noting that having your traps positioned correctly and carrying out some deep cleaning could get you over the finish line. However, sometimes a more aggressive approach is needed. Let us help you below with some useful tips, as well as provide you with details on how you can build your own Pantry Moth Killer Kit.

Placement of MothDefense Moth Traps and Continuous Monitoring

Firstly, make sure that your traps are correctly positioned and working as effectively as possible. Our Blog 10 Steps to Pantry Moth Prevention post has some useful advice that will improve the performance of your Traps.

Hygiene and General Cleanliness

Deep cleaning your home is important to rid your house of Pantry Moths. Moths prefer to lay their eggs in dark undisturbed places, and these are the areas that need your attention. Follow the helpful advice in our useful guide The Pantry Moth Life Cycle and you’re guaranteed to reduce egg, larvae and moth count.

The Pantry Moth Life Cycle

Pantry Moths, or Indian Meal Moths,  are one of the more common kitchen pests throughout North America and Europe, as well as other places. Here we tell you about their life cycle, how to identify them and more importantly how to get rid of them.

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Consider the Need for Chemical Products

If after careful placement of traps and thorough cleaning you are still concerned about the severity of your moth infestation, it may be time to consider a more aggressive approach. Initially this could be the use of a warm detergent solution or even a mild bleach solution. If you are still finding fresh evidence of an infestation in your larder, or ongoing catch rate on your traps, it may be time to consider a chemical treatment.

Natural Moth Killing Residual Spray

The correct use of natural residual sprays in conjunction with our Pantry Moth Traps will eliminate all stages of the moth life cycle from egg, larvae and to adult moth. The correct process would be to start with the Pantry Moth Traps, follow on with the use of a residual spray.

A 'Ready to Use' Residual insecticidal moth spray that should be used with its injection nozzle to target crevices, corners and room edges where you suspect moths are harboring, as well as where larvae and eggs are deep out of reach of other moth control products. It kills whilst wet, and once dry the moth spray leaves a persistent insecticidal layer that lasts for a few weeks. It will continue to kill any moths, larvae and eggs that come into contact with it. The residual protection of an anti moth spray will also kill moth larvae and eggs.

The residual protection of an anti moth spray will also kill moth larvae and eggs.

Where to Purchase and Health & Safely

At MothDefense we specialize in the production and sale of the most effective Clothes Moth Traps available. We do not sell chemical based products, such as Foggers or Sprays. However, a range of products is available from other online retailers as well as on the high street. When purchasing such products please take care to read all labels, guides and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) provided. Also, wear any recommended Personal protective equipment (PPE). If you have any concerns about using chemical products seek advice from a professional Pest Controller.

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