Powerful Pantry Moth Trap - 15 Pack

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  • Proven to be effective at catching Indian Meal Moths and Mediterranean Flour Moths
  • Non-Toxic, Odourless and Safe for use in your kitchen
  • 15 Pantry Moth Traps (3x 5 Pack)
  • Easy to set-up and discrete
  • 8 week product life span once activated
  • Pheromones Engineered in Germany exclusive to MothPrevention | Proven to outperform other moth traps in the market
  • Recommended by Professional Pest Controllers - see the video on this page from Daly Termite and Pest Management

Use to catch adult male Pantry Moths on a sticky glue strip impregnated with Natural Moth Pheromones - Monitors level of Infestation and Interrupts the breeding cycle to reduce the population of Pantry Moths

The moth traps are highly effective and we have reduced our infestation dramatically! We will continue to use the traps for the foreseeable future so that we will be sure and capture males from any remaining hatches. Our infestation has been the Indian Meal Moth. I highly recommend these traps if you are having problems with this particular pest.
Bentley Robison
Powerful Pantry Moth Trap - 15 Pack
£25.95
£29.40

Your Path to a Moth-Free Life

We know that it can be frustrating and stressful when your pantry, kitchen cupboards and other food storage areas are being invaded by pantry moths. We’ve walked in your shoes and feel your pain. The good news is that we are here to guide you through the process of getting rid of pantry moths.

As a small family-company we’ve successfully served over 125,000 customers throughout the country just like you.

How do our Pheromone Pantry Moth Traps Work?

It is the larvae of the Pantry Moth that will be eating your dried foods, pet foods and birdseed. Adult (flying) clothes moths only live around a month, they cannot actually eat, and their sole mission is to mate - the females lay nearly 200 eggs during that brief time. What our traps do is to attract male moths who think they ‘smell’ a female only to get stuck on our sticky pheromone board. By eliminating the male moths, our traps take them out of the breeding cycle, progressively reducing the population over time. The quality of the Pheromones is critical to the success of trapping moths for both monitoring the level of activity and ultimately stopping the infestation of your food. The powerful Moth Pheromones make these Mediterranean Flour Moths Indian Meal Moth Pheromone Traps extremely effective.

Why do our Pantry Moth Traps cost more than others?

We engineer our moth trap pheromones in Germany and exclusively serve the UK market with those pheromones. Our moth traps are proven to out-perform others on the market and, so much so, that our moth traps are recommended by professional Pest Controllers.

We’ll be with you every step of the way to deal with your moth infestation, providing you guidance on the best use of your moth traps, followed by a series of post-purchase check-in’s to ensure you are getting the results you want, and we’re always available to help with any advice as needed. This level of support totally sets us apart from others.

What to expect from our Pantry Moth Traps

Your Pantry Moth Traps should start catching the male moths within a day or two, but it will take time to reduce the population if there are moth larvae present that pupate into a new cycle of adult moths. This can be a process that extends over several months.

Pantry Moth Traps are the ideal starting point, especially as they give you a clear idea of how bad the infestation is and whether you are seeing success (a reduced daily catch rate over time is good news!). If the infestation is persistent, you may want to read our blog post on How To Get Rid Of Pantry Moths. Full of helpful information on how to check, clean and remove larvae and eggs, this post will help you to reduce the severity of a serious infestaion.

With our guidance, you will deal with your moth infestation, protect your dry food stuffs, and take away the stress of dealing with these pests.

Our food moth traps are proven to be effective at catching Indian Meal Moths and Mediterranean Flour Moths. 15 Pack (3x 5pk). Non-toxic, odourless and safe pantry moth traps for use in your domestic kitchen.

These pheromone Pantry Moth Traps use Natural Moth Pheromones to catch adult male pantry moths on a sticky glue strip.

  • 15 Pantry Moth Traps (3x 5 Pack) Non Toxic and Natural
  • Easy to set-up, discrete, multi functional pantry moths traps
  • Traps Indian Meal Moths and Mediterranean Food Moths
  • 8 week life span once kitchen moth traps are activated
  • For use where you store food

THESE PANTRY MOTH TRAPS PROTECT GRAINS, FLOUR, CEREALS AND OTHER DRY FOODS FROM FOOD MOTH INFESTATION

Customer Reviews

Powerful Pantry Moth Trap - 15 Pack
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, 12 September 2023
It works!I think we are free from our moths
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Thank you so much for your 5 star feedback on our Pantry Moth Traps. It is great news that they are helping get your infestation under control. We advise keeping the Traps in place as they are active for 8 weeks after opening. We really appreciate your recommendation. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Sunday, 10 September 2023
Works better than exterminator attempts
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Thank you for your 5 star review on our Pantry Moth Traps. We are delighted to read that they are more successful than the exterminator! We really appreciate your feedback. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, 5 September 2023
It worked!!! Worth the purchase.
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Thank you so much for your 5 star feedback on our Pantry Moth Traps. We are delighted to read that the Traps have worked for you and many thanks for your custom. Best wishes Amanda
Jean Marshall
Wednesday, 30 August 2023
I already wrote my review
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Thank you for your feedback. The Pantry Moth Traps work by attracting the active adult male moths to the powerful female moth pheromones on the sticky strips. This helps break the breeding cycle, progressively reducing the population over time. If you would like any further information about how to get rid of Pantry Moths you may like to read our article on How to Get Rid of Pantry Moths Naturally Best wishes Amanda
Kristin Wysong
Sunday, 27 August 2023
Great product. Works as described. We saw fewer moths every few days. The strips had multiple moths on them each day.
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Many thanks for your 5 star review on our Pantry Moth Traps. The powerful female pheromones on the sticky strips will catch the active adult male moths and help break the breeding cycle. The Traps are active for 8 weeks after opening. Thank you for taking the time to send us your review, we really appreciate it. Best wishes Amanda
Betsy Bishop
Saturday, 19 August 2023
Great product. There is no odor and they come right to it!
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Thank you so much for your 5 star feedback on our Pantry Moth Traps! We are delighted to read that our Traps are working well for you. Many thanks for your custom. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Wednesday, 26 July 2023
Amazing product. Have recommended to friends
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Thank you so much for your 5 star feedback on our Pantry Moth Traps. We are delighted to read that the Traps have dealt with your Pantry Moth problem and we agree that it is wise to keep some traps in place in order to monitor for any further moth presence. We really appreciate your recommendation and your custom. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Sunday, 9 July 2023
The traps came quickly and customer support was fantastic - offering assistance if needed.
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Thank you so much for your 5 star feedback on our Pantry Moth Traps. We are delighted to read that you are catching the moths so quickly and that we were able to help when needed. Best wishes Amanda
CLEken
Friday, 16 June 2023
Wow!... This moth remover really works...We had, and i do mean had, a bad pantry moth infestation..and after a good cleaning of our pantry and using four of these moth pheromone sticky sheets we had eliminated almost all of the moths...It really worked in about two weeks..We currently are using two of the sheets just to catch any juveniles that may still be around...But our moth problem is gone! This is an amazing product that really works well... I would highly recommend it ....
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We love reading good news! Thank you so much for your 5 star review on our Pantry Moth Traps. We are delighted to read that your moth problem has gone. The sticky strips are active for 8 weeks after opening, so it is definitely a good idea to keep some traps in place to monitor for any further moth presence. We really appreciate your recommendation and your custom. Best wishes Amanda
Chris Heaume
Friday, 9 June 2023
Very goood, easy to use, caught loads, no smell. Neat.
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Thank you very much for your 5 star feedback on our Pantry Moth Traps. We really appreciate your feedback and your custom. Best wishes Amanda
Kenneth Lee
Wednesday, 31 May 2023
The product works as advertised..
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Thank you so much for your 5 star review on our Pantry Moth Traps. We really appreciate hearing from our customers and we are delighted to read that your moth problem has been dealt with. The strips are active for 8 weeks after opening and we advise keeping a few in place in order to monitor for any further moth presence, Many thanks for your custom. Best wishes Amanda
Michael Byers
Tuesday, 30 May 2023
works well ..........................
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Many thanks for your 5 star review on our Pantry Moth Traps. We are glad to read that they are working well for you and many thanks for your custom. Best wishes Amanda
Jodie Womack
Wednesday, 19 April 2023
This is a great product that works and reasonably priced.
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We really appreciate your 5 star feedback on our Pantry Moth Traps - thank you so much! There is nothing worse than finding Pantry Moths and Larvae in your food items so we are delighted that we are able to help your mother in dealing with this problem. Many thanks for your continued custom. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Saturday, 1 April 2023
I am seeing moths in the trap but also still seeing them flying around. A little more time and I’m hoping I can revise to 5 stars.
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Thank you for your 4 star feedback on our Pantry Moth Traps. Our Traps catch the adult male moths so it could be that you are seeing females and juveniles flying around. Dealing with a Pantry Moth problem does take time so we do suggest keeping the Traps in place (they are active for 8 weeks after opening). With the help of the Traps you will be breaking the breeding cycle and also getting a good indication of the severity of the infestation. If the moth problem is larger than you at first anticipated you may like to consider one of our Pantry Moth Killer Kits which eliminates Moths, Larvae and Eggs. If you need any further help or guidance please contact us at help@moth-prevention.com Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Thursday, 30 March 2023
So far so good. The traps have been catching a few moths and we have found a few almost moribund on the floor. Some traps have caught none and others a few. Not nearly full. Wondering when where the females are hiding
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Thank you so much for your 5 star review of our Pantry Moth Traps. It is great to know that you are catching Pantry Moths. Dealing with these moths can take time so we suggest keeping the traps in place as they will be active for 8 weeks after opening. As long as you have thoroughly cleaned out any infested areas, and have removed any exposed dry goods ,then you should see numbers decreasing. Best wishes Amanda
Maria
Thursday, 23 February 2023
Quick purchase and fast shipping
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Thank you so much for your 5 star feedback on our Pantry Moth Traps. Best wishes Amanda
Beth Hungerink
Tuesday, 14 February 2023
The spray and traps helped us to find the moth egg-laying places. It takes time, but the kit is worth it!
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Thank you so much for your great feedback and 5 star review on our Pantry Moth Traps. We really appreciate hearing from our customers and we are delighted to read that the spray and traps are doing the job for you. Many thanks for your custom. Best wishes Amanda
Paul Plankey
Friday, 27 January 2023
Same comment for these as well.
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Thank you for your 4 star feedback on our Pantry Moth Traps. The glue is low tack in order to avoid damaging surfaces. We advise applying them to a clean wall, or flat surface which will keep them in place. We are delighted to read that they are doing a good job for you and many thanks for your custom. Best wishes Amanda
Dee Ardillo
Wednesday, 14 December 2022
Would highly recommend this highly
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Thank you so much for your fabulous 5 star review of our Pantry Moth Traps! It is great news to read that you are having success catching the Pantry Moths, and our Traps will also be helping to break the breeding cycle. We really appreciate your comments and your recommendation. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Sunday, 11 December 2022
I knew I had moths but didn't see them. Within a day the glue trap had caught two.
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Thank you so much for your 5 star feedback on our Pantry Moth Traps. We are delighted to read that our Traps are catching moths for you. Best wishes Amanda
David Moran
Wednesday, 16 November 2022
Not 100% in resolving the moth issue - maybe I had the wrong type of moth
{{ settings.sitename }}'s Reply:
Thank you for your 4 star review of our Pantry Moth Traps. Eliminating Food Moths can take some time and requires thorough cleaning of the kitchen areas, regular checking of your pantry goods and monitoring for any further evidence of moths or larvae. There could be a number of reasons why you are still seeing moths in your home. 1) It could be due to the current stage in the Moth Life Cycle. Temperatures in the UK have been warmer for longer this year and this can prolong their breeding and pupating. 2) Our Traps only attract the active adult male moths and the moths you are seeing may be the females. 3) Our Traps attract the following types of Food Moth. Indian Meal Moth Mediterranean Food Moth Brown House Moth White Shouldered House Moth It could be that the Moths in your home are not one of the species that our Traps target. You may find our article on Getting Rid of Pantry Moths helpful. If you need any further assistance please do contact us at help@mothprevention.com Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Wednesday, 16 November 2022
Tried two other brands of moth strips...this was by far the most effective!
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Many thanks for your 5 star feedback on our Pantry Moth Traps. We are delighted to read that our Traps proved the most effective in catching Pantry Moths. Our Traps catch Indian Meal Moths and Mediterranean Flour Moths and are odorless, non-toxic and safe to use in the kitchen. We really appreciate your custom. Best wishes Amanda
Paul Degener
Monday, 31 October 2022
They are working well...takes time & cleanup of random food
{{ settings.sitename }}'s Reply:
Thank you for your 5 star feedback on our Pantry Moth Traps, we really appreciate your feedback. The appearance of adult moths will reduce over time as the Traps catch the adult male moths and interrupt their breeding cycle. It is essential to thoroughly clean down any food areas, shelves, cupboards and anywhere you suspect the moths may be present. Throw away infested food and do not leave foodstuffs exposed or in unsealed containers. Our article on How To Get Rid Of Pantry Moths gives good step by step advice. https://www.moth-prevention.com/blogs/the-art-of-prevention/how-do-i-get-rid-of-pantry-moths-10-steps-to-pantry-moth-prevention Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Thursday, 20 October 2022
The 15 pack is a good value. Other competitors are about half the cost, but since we've had excellent results, scared to switch!
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Thank you so much for your 5 star feedback on our Pantry Moth Traps. We are delighted to read that you have received excellent results when using them. Our Pantry Moth Trap pheromones are engineered in Germany exclusively for the US market and the success rate of these traps is proven to out-perform their competitors. Many thanks for your custom. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Sunday, 9 October 2022
Great product, easy to fit & very effective!
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Thank you so much for your great 5 star feedback on our Pantry Moth Traps. We are delighted to read that you are catching lots of moths. The traps attract the male Pantry Moths and will give you an indication of the size of your moth problem while also helping to break the breeding cycle over time. The strips are active for 8 weeks after opening. Best wishes Amanda
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, 27 September 2022
Very disappointed. Not a single moth has been caught on your moth strips. We know they are pantry moths because that is where the problem is. We hung the strips the day we received them, and have not caught a single moth.
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Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry to read that you have a moth problem within your pantry. Our traps are made with top quality pheromones to attract the Male moths of pantry pest type species. They are proven to target these active moths to remove them from the breeding cycle. There could be a couple of reasons why you haven't caught anything yet; It could be that they are not a pantry type species of moth Or if they are a pantry species the males aren’t yet active Please do get in touch with one of our team members on help@moth-prevention.com and they would be happy to help you work out how to solve your moth problem. Best wishes Amanda

Product Details

Natural non-toxic pantry moth traps with pheromone impregnated sticky surfaces to catch, monitor and control infestations of food moths. Use MothPrevention® food moth traps to help stop pantry moths laying their eggs in food.

This pantry moth trap is proven to have the best catch rates for pantry moths on the market. These pantry moths traps are non-toxic, odourless, clean and easy to use.

How Mothprevention® Food Moth Traps Work

Our food moth trap sticky strip is a natural food moth killer that works through being impregnated with a natural pheromone attractant. Adult male food moths become stuck to the strip, enabling you to monitor the seriousness of your moth problem, as well as break the breeding cycle by killing the male moths and help get rid of food moths over time. This natural pheromone trap mimics the scent released by the female moth to attract the male.

Pheromone traps work by attracting the adult male food moth only: Females, juveniles and un-targeted moths will not be attracted.

Instructions For Pantry Moth Traps

Full Instructions are included with your pantry moth traps.

As part of your treatment, we recommend disposing of all infected foodstuffs, cleaning all cupboards thoroughly and using sealable storage containers for all cereals, flour, grains and similar foodstuffs that might become infected.

Continue to use our food moth traps after treatment to monitor for any signs of subsequent pantry moth activity.

Please note that these meal moth traps are non toxic and do not kill moth larvae.

Useful to know:
- Refrigerate your pantry moth trap glue strips to make them easier to peel.
- Glue on your hands? Rub in a little cooking oil and then wash with soap and warm water

Product Code: AMOTH01803

Are these Indian Meal Moth Pheromone Traps and Mediterranean Flour Moth Traps able to catch clothes moths?

The pheromones in MothPrevention Moth Traps are designed specifically to attract the type of moth you are trying to eradicate. If your moth infestation is also in your closet, it's likely you have multiple types of moths.

If you have Moths in your closet, you require our highly effective pheromone clothes moth traps - but you may also need a clothes moth killer kit if the moth infestation has taken hold.

If you're struggling to identify the type of moths in your house, we created a number of resources to help you identify the types of moths in your house.

Your Questions About Pantry Moths & Pantry Moth Traps Answered...

We’ve taken the most common questions we hear from customers about Pantry Moths and answered them in brief below - links to further reading and resources are included where helpful.

Do you have any of the following questions? Browse the answers below:

What are pantry moths?

Pantry moths are household pests that search for stored food in which to lay their eggs. When the food moth larvae hatch from pantry moth eggs they are then in the right place to eat the food to get sustenance for growing and eventually pupating into adult pantry moths.

The most common species found across the US, including in Hawaii and Alaska, are Indian Meal Moths (Plodia Interpunctella) and Mediterranean Food Moths (Ephestia kuehniella).

Common names for these two species also include meal moths, flour moths, food moths and kitchen moths.

MothPrevention® traps for pantry moths contain powerful pheromones targeting both these species.

Where do pantry moths come from?

We have customers who have had a wide variety of sources of their pantry moth infestations. From living close to flour mills, cereal mills, from neighbouring properties, from bringing infested dried food sources into the home, and especially common is bringing into the home infested bird seed and pet food.

Pantry moths do spread over wider areas and are now a global pest from Asia, across Europe, to the Americas.

What causes pantry moths?

Pantry Moths arriving in your home or business need to have a source (where do they come from?) and food for the adult (flying) Pantry Moths to target for egg-laying - this perpetuates their life cycle. In addition, they need warmer temperatures for at least part of the year to trigger pupation / development of the larvae into adult moths.

Food may either exist in your home already (see below) and pantry moths enter in search of the food. Alternatively, they may be brought into the home. As an example, one of our customers runs a corner store and sells bird seed and pet food. The wholesaler had supplied the bird seed infested with pantry moth larvae which then caused an infestation in the store. Sales to customers from the store can then result in spreading the problem. Homes infested can create problems for neighbours, especially in cities or apartment buildings where homes are close together.

We hope this answers your question “what causes pantry moths?”

What attracts moths in pantry?

The main factors in providing the ideal conditions for pantry moths are the preference for dark, undisturbed places, and the presence of the right food sources.

Pantries and kitchen cupboards that are not used frequently, or at least shelves within those places that are relatively undisturbed on a regular basis are the ideal locations. Likewise pantry moths like outbuildings and other storage areas.

The food sources are typically flour (hence the common reference to ‘flour moth’), cereals, rice, pasta, nuts, seeds, dried pet food, bird seed and similar dried foodstuffs.

Access to the food is clearly important - a typical scenario would be a large walk-in pantry that is shelved, with open packets of flour or cereal at the back of a less used shelf away from direct, bright light. Left undisturbed, the adults can lay their eggs, the larvae hatch and eat without pressure until they are ready to pupate into adults, completing a full lifecycle.

Adult female pantry moths that have mated only live for about a month but in that short time can lay around 200 eggs. So, without control, they can very quickly get out of hand and cause an infestation.

Why are there moths in my pantry?

As above, Pantry Moths need the right environment to breed and food source to sustain their newly hatched larvae, although it's important to note that pantry moth larvae can live up to 2 years before pupating.

To recap, look for relatively undisturbed, darker areas with an open source of food for the pantry moth larvae. Consider where the moths may have come from - brought into the home in previously infected food or coming into the home looking for food and finding the ideal breeding conditions?

How do pantry moths get into the house?

If the pantry moths have not come into the house through food already infested with pantry moth eggs or pantry moth larvae, you will want to be looking for other entry points and external sources.

Any opening into the house will provide easy access - doors, windows, heating ducts and chimneys are all entry points. We have had customers with moth infestations that have arisen through hot air heating systems and in chimneys. Fly screens on doors and windows help keep out most insect pests.

How to get rid of moth infestation in the pantry?

The first thing to do is to install pantry moth traps to help reduce the population over time by trapping the males, and breaking the breeding cycle - pantry moth traps are infused with a female moth pheromone to specifically attract the males. This also gives you a visual signal as to how bad your infestation is.

A declining catch rate over time shows that you are winning that battle, although it should be noted that juvenile and female moths will not be attracted to the pantry moth traps.

Next you need to locate the source of the infestation - a crucial step that many people do not take; without eradicating the source of the problem you will not be able to eradicate the pantry moths!

Removing infested food and through cleaning of all surfaces, and the application of a non-toxic (to humans) residual pesticide is required. And then any remaining non-infested food should be placed in clean, airtight containers.

Lastly, keep your pantry moth pheromone traps in place to monitor and defend against a repeat occurrence - these will need to be replaced every 2 months.

For more information, please read our blog article How Do I Get Rid Of Pantry Moths? - 10 Steps To Pantry Moth Prevention.

How to get rid of pantry moths?

As mentioned above, it is so important to try to locate the source of the pantry moth infestation - this will determine how successful you will be in your efforts to get rid of pantry moths.

If, and only if, you have just seen the initial entrance of pantry moths into your home, then the use of pantry moth traps alone may deal with the problem quickly. However, if you already have an infestation, and by that we mean a food source infested with pantry moth eggs and / or larvae, then you need to deal with that source of the problem.

Guidance on how to get rid of pantry moths beyond just using traps for pantry moths is contained in our blog article How Do I Get Rid Of Pantry Moths? - 10 Steps To Pantry Moth Prevention.

How to get rid of pantry moths for good?

It is hard to make a claim that you will not see pantry moths again after dealing with an infestation because they could return again the following year or be accidentally brought in to the home, but you CAN get to the bottom of an existing infestation and completely get rid of pantry moths for your current infestation.

To get rid of your current infestation for good requires an absolute focus on finding and removing the source of the infestation, as well as any evidence of spread of the infestation.

Let’s say you had an infested packet of flour on a little-used shelf in your pantry - a common scenario where pantry moths are presented with the perfect environment for them to exist, breed and spread. To deal with this will require locating the open packet of flour, carefully removing it so as to not spread eggs and / or larvae unnecessarily, clearing the sleeves, washing down the shelves, walls, floors and paying close attention to cleaning any cracks and crevices in the pantry, treating the surfaces with a residual spray to kill any remaining pantry moth eggs and larvae and deal with new ones arising (for 2 weeks usually),; all foods are either thrown away or placed in airtight storage containers, and pantry moth traps placed to deal with any remaining adult moths present (to stop them breeding).

This all assumes that they have not spread, mated and laid eggs elsewhere. If so, a similar process in all relevant locations will be required.

To defend against further risk of infestation, regular cleaning, use of food containers for dried food in particular (seeds, nuts, flour, grains, pet food, bird seed etc.), and use of pantry moth pheromone traps are recommended. Do not leave out of date old packets lurking at the back of pantry shelves and be ever vigilant.

Any future repetition will be potentially a new population entering the house or contained in infested food brought in to the home.

What kills pantry moths?

To answer what kills pantry moths we’ll cover three main approaches below:

  1. Break the breeding cycle by use of moth pantry traps - by capturing male moths, mating will reduce and over time the population will fall - the males will be dealt with by the traps; the females will die naturally after about a month without having bred, and there will be fewer eggs and larvae. This may take several life cycles over several months depending on the severity of your infestation
  2. Remove access to food sources - access to dried foods encourages pantry moths (seeds, nuts, flour, grains, pet food, bird seed etc.). If there is no food accessible then any larvae present cannot eat and the lifecycle will be broken. Removing infested food sources, using airtight containers for remaining food, deep, regular cleaning routines are all important ongoing measures needed
  3. Use natural, non-toxic (to humans) pantry moth killer - a residual spray is highly recommended - safe to use in kitchens and food storage areas, but lethal to pantry moths, eggs and larvae

Naturally we recommend using all three approaches above to be sure to deal with killing pantry moths.

How to kill pantry moth larvae?

To kill pantry moth larvae requires a multi-stage approach.

First, thoroughly check your kitchen storage areas, pantry, kitchen cupboards, anywhere you store dried food (for pets as well as people) - throw out any infested food carefully, avoiding any spillage which may distribute pantry moth eggs and / or larvae.

Then clean thoroughly all nearby surfaces, including walls, floors and obviously shelves. Once dry, apply a residual, natural pantry moth killer spray.

Lastly, you will need to defend against further infestation by pantry moths in the future. Clearly, if you have brought pantry moths into the house (commonly in the form of the eggs and / or larvae) through infested food, avoid the suppliers who may have sold you that food in future because their production facility likely has issues - this is most common with dried pet food and bird seed.

Use of pheromone pantry moth traps during warmer weather when adult moths flying into the house is more of a risk will help defend against a repeat infestation

We hope this answers the question “how to kill pantry moth larvae?”

How to keep moths out of food?

Keeping moths out of food is best done through the following:

  1. Keep dried food in airtight containers, especially for open packets of flour, seeds, grains, rice, cereals and pet food
  2. Throw out out-of-date food regularly
  3. Keep shelves from being overstuffed
  4. Clean all surfaces regularly
  5. Avoid buying food from suppliers that have previously been the source of a pantry moth infestation being brought into the home
  6. Use pheromone traps for pantry moths to break the breeding cycle of any adult pantry moths present

What does a pantry moth look like?

Indian Meal Moths are the most common species of pantry moth across the UK. Adult Indian Meal Moths are approximately ¾ inch in length with a typical wingspan of ¾ to one inch. The outer half of their forewings are bronze or dark gray in colour, while the upper half are a yellowy-gray colour, with a dark band between.

The adult Mediterranean Pantry Moth is a light-grey colour and from ⅝ inch long, with a wingspread of about one inch. The wings are marked with two fuzzy, dark zigzagging lines (see photograph). The hind wings are a ‘dirty white’.

How to get rid of Indian Meal Moths?

Pantry moths or "Indianmeal moths" are also commonly referred to as flour moths, grain moths or food moths.

Therefore all advice relating to getting rid of "Pantry Moths" is applicable to getting rid of Indianmeal Moths.

MothPrevention moth pantry traps target both Indian Meal Moths and Mediterranean Food Moths with their powerful pheromones.

What do pantry moth larvae look like?

The Indian Meal Moth and Mediterranean Food Moth larvae are cream / off-white with brown heads. Fully grown Indian Meal Moth larvae are usually about ½ inch long.

Where to buy pantry moth traps?

Pantry Moth Traps can be bought in hardware stores and larger outlets like Home Depot, as well as online in marketplaces such as Amazon.

Clearly we would recommend you buy our pantry moth traps, the reasons being:

  • Customer reviews frequently mention that they outperform other traps customers tried previously
  • We engineer our pheromones in Germany - the are exclusive to MothPrevention in the UK and are the main reason for the outperformance of our pantry moth traps - most traps on the market are cheaply made in the same factory in China, and just don’t work as well
  • The design is deliberately simple - they take up less space in cupboards and pantries compared with the common ‘tent’ shaped design - and the flat layout provides easier access and better dispersal of the pheromones
  • You are dealing with a family company that specialises in dealing with moth problems
  • MothPrevention supplies professional pest technicians - see the video further up this page - we’re trusted by those ‘in the know’
  • Lastly, unlike the other sellers of pantry moth traps, we don’t just sell you product - we’ll be with you every step of the way in dealing with your pantry moth problem - that’s why we back up your purchase with a 100% guarantee that you’ll be satisfied

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Powerful Pantry Moth Trap - 15 Pack

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The moth traps are highly effective and we have reduced our infestation dramatically! We will continue to use the traps for the foreseeable future so that we will be sure and capture males from any remaining hatches. Our infestation has been the Indian Meal Moth. I highly recommend these traps if you are having problems with this particular pest.
Bentley Robison
Pantry Moth Traps - pack of 15 by Moth Prevention
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