1. Keep the pantry clean
2. Pack it up
Pantry moths generally get into your pantry in their egg state, hidden in the creases and folds of boxes and packets. That makes prevention better than the cure. So another great way to prevent a pantry moth infestation is to take food items out of their packaging and place them in a container with a tight fitting lid.
There are added benefits from packing your food in containers:
- it can deter other pests such as weevils, cockroaches, and rodents
- it can help keep food fresh by reducing oxidization
- you can see when you’re running low on a product with a glance and that saves money, and
- it can be easier to store bulk bought food items which can be cheaper.
3. Put it on ice
Putting the package in the freezer for a few weeks kills the eggs and larvae. When their time is up, simply pull the pack out of the freezer and put the contents in a tightly secured container.
What to do when you realise you have pantry moths?
These are also good times for you to contact Michael and the MD Pest Control team to come in and do a general spray for other kitchen pests such as silverfish, cockroaches, and ants and to bait for rodents. All of these things will help to keep your kitchen and pantry clear of common household pests.