Safer® Brand The Pantry Pest® Pantry Moth Trap
Protect your pantry! You could be bringing pantry moths into your house without knowing it. This pack of pantry moth traps (2 traps total) offers an economical and convenient natural pest control solution to moths flying around your pantry. Pantry moth control starts and ends with the Safer® Brand.
The Safer® Brand The Pantry Pest® Pantry Moth Trap controls moths that feed on flour, grains and bird seed. This pantry moth trap should be deployed immediately if you see evidence of a moth infestation.
If there are already many pantry moths flying around the kitchen, we recommend the Safer® Brand Flying Insect Killer Aerosol to kill on contact and the Safer® Brand The Pantry Pest® Pantry Moth Trap to eliminate the adult pantry moth population by targeting the male moths.
Each pantry moth trap offers 400 square feet of protection. Each lure will last up to 3 months. Check your pantry moth traps regularly to ensure that they are functioning correctly and are not full.
Directions for Use:
- Place the pantry moth trap near the moth infested area, generally where dried foods are stored, including the basement, pantry, kitchen or garage.
- Choose a location where the pantry moth trap will get the most air circulation but will not be damaged by swinging doors or foot traffic.
- The lure for the pantry moth trap lasts at least 3 months. Check the pantry moth trap weekly to determine if it is full or excessively dirty.
- Discard when full. To discard, wrap trap in newspaper and dispose in a trash bin.
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Safer® Brand The Pantry Pest® Trap - Specs
- Uses pheromones to attract and trap male moths
- Two traps per box
- One trap covers 400 square feet
- Attracts and traps male grain moths, flour moths, meal moths and seed moths
- Easy to use natural pest control - simply place lure in bottom of trap
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateDo they work? Yessiree!
These traps work amazingly well. I thought there were only a few moths around. A few of years ago I set 2 traps; there were over 20 moths in each one within a few days. Every year since then I have gone thru the same procedure: see a moth, set a couple of traps, come back and see how many were caught I'm amazed how effective these traps are.
Review Rategreat product
This is safe and easy to use. It really traps the moths....they love them and so do I. Thanks
Review Rateeasy and safe to use and they work
We have a house full of wool rugs and cotton and wool items. Moths are a problem and fogging the entire house over the years set the moths back but they kept returning so when heard about these moth traps gave them a try. Much cleaner, easier, and healthier than fogging the house and seem to do a better job. We use both the pantry and cloth together and both trap moths. Since we moved to a cooler, less humid climate, the traps or whatever has greatly reduced our problem but we keep using the traps to catch the pesky few that keep showing up.
Review RateReally good
They work great I will reorder soon on thanks
Review Rateprice,ease of use,quick response
I am amazed at the price from Safer,and I purchased on line,and received them within a week.The best part was the price,and the effectiveness.I had Pantry Moths all over my pantry,and in my bird seed that had not even been opened. Gone! Moths were traveling to our Rec.room,and the traps got rid of them in days.This is a fabulous product,as is the non poisonous insect traps that I put in all of the closets.Wonderful products from Safer.
Review RateThey're great.
These are getting harder to find for a reasonable price. Glad to find your site. Havent found a brand that works as well. One year we wound up with a terrible infestation. These took care of it quickly. SO glad they did. Had them in most everyting, hatching everywhere in the pantry & kitchen. I only buy this brand.
Review RateI will use Pantry Pest again.
Pantry Pest very effectively gets rid of seed moths. I love the product.
Review RateDid not work for me
I set up two traps, one in the pantry and one in the kitchen two weeks ago. I continue to see moths both places. The traps do not have a single moth caught in them. Obviously not working for me.Response From Safer Brand®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience. If there are already pantry moths flying around the kitchen area, we recommend the Safer® Brand Flying Insect Killer Aerosol (Model 5710-6) to kill them on contact and the Safer® Brand Pantry Pest® Pantry Moth Trap (Model 05140) to eliminate the adult pantry moth population by targeting the male moths.
If additional assistance is needed, please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264). We are happy to help.
Review RateAttract & Quick Clean Up
Bought a bunch of Safer Brand "Pantry Pest". It quickly attracted the moths in the kitchen. The cleanup is truly easy.
Review RateWorks great
Been collecting pantry moths ever since I got them! Seems to work really well.
- All About
All About Insects The Pantry Pest® Trap Controls
Meal moths are the most common species of moth to be found in a variety of areas where food is stored. Besides, your home kitchen, these pests may be found in grocery stores and restaurants.
Observation, sanitation, disposal and proper storage are all ways to help prevent and control infestations. Moth pheromone traps, often called pantry moth traps, also help control these kitchen cupboard pests.
Learn more about meal moths as well as other common flying insects in the home:
- Control Options
Control Options for Meal Moths from Safer® Brand
Pantry Moth Controls
Moth pheromone traps, often called pantry moth traps, can help in controlling meal moths. Insecticides are not recommended because of the dangers that could result from contact with foods.
Moth pheromone traps, either pantry moth traps or clothes moth traps, can be used to alert you to moth problems and to monitor the level of infestation. Male meal moths are attracted to the pheromone in the pantry moth trap and enter the trap where it is caught and cannot escape.
Pantry moth traps should be placed near the ceiling or area where the meal moths fly. Carefully read and follow all instructions completely for safe and effective use.
At the first sign of an infestation, place a pheromone trap in the home to monitor the level of infestation. Remember for every one male meal moth caught in the pantry moth trap, seven others have avoided it.
Some of the best methods of controlling these food pests is through control of the environment that entices the meal moth. Observation, sanitation, disposal and proper storage are all ways that help prevent and control infestations.
Observation: Check packaged food to make sure there are no holes or other signs of infestation.
Sanitation: Clean up food and liquid spills. Vacuuming powder and granular spills and any larvae that are present will go a long way in helping to control meal moths.
Disposal: Dispose of any food products if any signs of infestation are present in the food. In lieu of discarding any exposed food that does not show signs of larval entry or infestation, you can use extreme heat or freezing to destroy any undetected moth larvae.
To use the heat method, heat food in a 120-140 degrees F oven for at least 20 minutes. To freeze, place food in freezer for several days. You may want to then sift the product to see if any larva are present and if they have been killed.
Proper Storage: Store loose foods in airtight hard containers. Larvae can eat through plastic storage bags.
Check packaged foods before taking them into your home. Clean up any spills and vacuum cupboards immediately. Dispose of any food products at the first sign of infestation. You can heat or freeze certain food products that have been exposed to an infestation. Place foods in airtight hard containers when you have brought them home from the store.
Indoor Moth FAQs
Q: My “baking” cupboard has tiny moths. How did they get there? How do I get rid of them?
A: They are most likely meal moths which feast on cereal, flower, seeds, grain, pet food and dried fruit. The adult moths and their caterpillar larvae may have been carried inside your home in groceries. An open window may also be an entrance for an adult moth.
Once inside your home, they seek out food and lay their larvae inside food packages or in cracks and tiny spaces of the food cupboards, resulting in an infestation. Using a pheromone based pantry moth trap, you can readily be alerted to their presence.
To get rid of them, remove any food products and bags from the affected cupboard. Thoroughly vacuum your cupboard and caulk any cracks or similar small spaces of your cupboard. Either discard the contaminated food in a tightly sealed bag or container, or freeze the food for 1 week, thaw for 1 week, then freeze again for 1 week, killing both eggs and hatched larvae. Using our pantry moth traps, you can check if you have eliminated them.
Find out more about these bothersome kitchen pests in our section All About Meal Moths: Facts.
Q: Why are moths attracted to my clothes stored in my closet?
A: It is the larvae of the clothes moths that cause the damage. They feast on clothing (particularly wool and fur clothing), rugs and even furniture. The female moth is attracted to clothing that has food stains or perspiration. She lays her eggs on the clothing and when they eggs hatch, the larvae feed on the fibers in the clothes.
Still want to know more? See our section All About Clothes Moths: Facts.