Pantry moths — or, more properly, the Indian meal moth — may not be quite as destructive as their closet-destroying cousins, but they can quickly infest your kitchen and spoil large amounts of food. Pantry moth larvae will eat almost any dry good, from cereal and other grains to flour, spices and dried fruits.
Despite the frustration pantry moths can cause homeowners, many people are hesitant to use a chemical pesticide solution, particularly in the kitchen where food is stored. Luckily, there are several methods of pantry moth control that don't involve chemical pesticides. Here are some tips for managing a pantry moth infestation in your home:
Thoroughly check all food in your cupboard. Look for adult moths, larvae (white/yellow maggots with darker heads), eggs (small white or grey granules) or webbing. Remove any infested foods and clean shelves with warm soapy water or white vinegar.
Discard infested foods far away from the home. Some people try to save foods that have been infested by freezing them for a week to kill any eggs, then sifting them through a fine mesh strainer. This is not recommended.
Buy smaller packs of food or store products in an airtight container or in the freezer, if possible.
Sprinkle crushed bay leaves around shelves. You can also use essential oils of tea tree or eucalyptus to repel pantry moths.
Safer® Brand Pantry Moth Sprays and Traps
Our pantry moths control products are an effective solution to get rid of these pests for once and for all. We offer aerosol sprays and traps separately or as a package for maximum pantry moth control.
Pantry moth traps: Safer® Brand Pantry Pest® Traps are one of our most popular items. Using powerful pheromones to lure in male moths, a single trap provides up to 400 square feet of protection. Easy to use, simply bait the trap with the included lure and place in the cupboard at the first sign of infestation.
Pantry moth spray: Safer® Brand Flying Insect Killer kills pantry moths on contact using a blend of pyrethrin and potassium salts of fatty acids. CFC-free, this product has a fresh citrus scent and can be used both indoors and out.
Organic Pantry Moth Control
Our organic pest control products are USDA approved for organic gardening, and they contain only compounds easily broken down by nature. Keep pests out of your home with organic and poison-free pantry moth control solutions from the Safer® Brand family of products!
Clothes Moth Control Products
If you notice holes showing up in your clothing, you may have a clothes moth issues. While flying adult moths do not cause damage, moth larvae will feed on clothes, linens and anything else that is made from natural fibers. The larvae seek moisture from sweat-stained or soiled clothing. Safer® Brand offers clothes moth control options to help rid your closets of these pests who can damage your clothing and linens. You’ll be able to control moths by effectively disrupting their breeding cycle.
We Offer Effective Non-toxic Moth Control Solutions
Kill the moths on contact with our organic Flying Insect Killer, plus use our exclusive Clothes Moth Alert trap for 12 weeks of effective clothes moth control. Safer® Brand Flying Insect Killer is an all-natural aerosol spray that kills moths on contact. The active ingredients include D-limonene, pyrethrin and potassium salts of fatty acids that are scientifically proven to kill moths and many other types of nuisance insects. This moth control product is CFC free and leaves a fresh citrus scent in your closet.
The Safer® Brand Clothes Moth Alert Trap is a moth control product that works by using pheromones to attract and trap the male moths before they can reproduce again. You only need one or two traps to fully protect an average size room, and each trap lasts up to 12 weeks.
For best results, use both the spray and trap together to deliver a powerful 1-2 knockout punch! The spray will eliminate the flying moths, while the trap will kill moths that are in the larvae stage, giving you a total moth control solution in your home!
What Do We Mean by “Organic” Moth Control Products
We make it a high priority to make products that include organic ingredients that are better for the environment and don’t pose a threat to children or pets. Our moth control products are free of synthetic chemicals and provide the all-natural alternative so you don’t have to worry about toxicity when you apply. You can use Safer® Brand Flying Insect Killer and Safer® Brand Clothes Moth Alert Trap with total peace of mind!
Purchase Our Moth Control Products Individually or in Money-Saving Bundles
Our moth products can be purchased individually, but we suggest purchasing them in bundles to save money and to ensure you’ll never run out.
Learn More about Our Organic Moth Control Solutions
Take a closer look at each of our highly effective organic moth control solutions by clicking on the individual product descriptions below. Make Safer® Brand moth control products an integral part of your household pest control program!