Safer® Brand The Pantry Pest® Trap - 2 Traps

Model #: 05140

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  • Attracts and traps adult pantry moths.
  • Comes with 2 traps and 2 lures.
  • Covers up to 400 sq ft per trap.
  • Each trap lasts up to 3 months.
  • Alerts you to and controls moth problems.

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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. The trap works 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:

  1. Place the pantry moth trap near the moth infested area, generally where dried foods are stored, including the basement, pantry, kitchen or garage.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Discard when full. To discard, wrap trap in newspaper and dispose in a trash bin.

Safer® Brand is the leader in alternative pest control, lawn and garden products. Safer® Brand recognizes the growing demand by consumers for these products, offering a wide variety of natural and organic solutions for the home, lawn, garden, landscape, flowers, houseplants, insects and more!


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
  • Each time-release pheromone will last up to 3 months
  • Unopened package should last up to several years
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Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on
May 1, 2020
instructions need improvement By Dan
Your directions for placement of pheromone lures as described
on the product box is dismal. I certainly hope the trap works better than your instructions. It's good that you don't build
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Review posted on
September 12, 2018
do the moths turn into worms By sarge

I have these moths and the trap seems to trap them but the moths seems to turn into worms that cling to the ceiling or the walls. Are the worms and moths the same. Help!

Response From Safer Brand®
Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative


We would like to know more about this experience. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264) for assistance.

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Review posted on
July 13, 2018
Work well with aerosol spray By CalGalJo

These traps along with the aerosol spray conquered my pantry moth problem within a couple of days. I would highly recommend these products as a dual purpose to trap at the infestation site and an area zapper for escapees.

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Review posted on
April 21, 2018
Bad product By Dlee

I purchase 4 of these traps for an infestation that I had. Not one of the traps caught ANY moths in my pantry or other places in my home. I wish I knew how to get a refund. PS. I went to Ace hardware and bought black flag traps. I had several moths within minutes.

Response From Safer Brand®
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative

We are sorry to hear of this experience! This product is covered by a 30 day return policy with a copy of the purchase receipt. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264) for further assistance.

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Review posted on
April 11, 2018
Moth trapps work great. By Mike

Works great. I have no moths as of now. It's been a week, but they were trapped in a matter of hours from opening box. I recommend highly if you just want to set something out and forget it. This works.

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Review posted on
March 27, 2018
Pretty good product By None

Traps work pretty well. The bait insert place doesn’t hold it. Falls onto the sticky strips. It works pretty well. I would recommend them.

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Review posted on
March 26, 2018
Don't work don't stick By Ang

These do not work. We have moths flying all over from birdseed/parrot. The moths go in and can't even stick to the trap. They obviously aren't sticky enough. Worst waste of $9 ever.

Response From Safer Brand®
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative

We sincerely appreciate the time taken to share this feedback and apologize for this experience. The information has been shared with our Product Managers.

This trap is covered by a 30 day return policy and a one year warranty. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264) for further assistance.

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Review posted on
January 23, 2018
great By none

wonderful product!! took care of initial problem and i continue to use as preventive. will never be without in pantry

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Review posted on
December 18, 2017
Love It By Debbie

I absolutely love this product! It definitely does the job. I don't know why my house has pantry moths every spring and fall but with this product it really assists and keeping them at bay. Thank you Saferbrand!

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Review posted on
November 23, 2017
They Work By AG

They work really well. The traps fill, but you REALLY have to be dedicated to wipe out pantry moths. Even with the traps, I think they're gone and then more show up.

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Q.Does anyone have a photo of exactly how to place the red Lure? It says here but should it be pushed so it covers half of the circle? Instructions are not very clear on the placement.

The lure can be placed anywhere inside the trap.

Q.How long till the moths are attracted to the trap? Or how long till the traps start working?

Male pantry moths will be attracted to the trap once the lure has been placed inside it.

Q.The instructions for where to put the lure are very unclear. Is it at the base of the triangle or on the sticky walls?

The lure should be placed on the sticky flat side of the trap.

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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.


Environmental Controls


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.

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