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Hi there, my name is Harvey. Welcome to my site. I am here to talk to you about pest control. There are so many different pests in my area. We have spiders, ants, house centipedes and moths that seem to congregate together at various times of the year. In other parts of the world, there are even more pests waiting to enter the homestead undetected. I would like to share pest control practices everyone can use to keep insects out of their homes. I hope you will visit my site often to learn all you can about pest control. Thanks for visiting.

Talking About Pest Control

Getting Rid Of Pantry Moths

Carlos Douglas

Imagine reaching for your favorite cereal in the morning. As you open the box, you scream. A pantry moth has just flown out! It's not a pretty picture, is it? Pantry moths are pesky and annoying invaders. Once an infestation starts, it is important to take the right measures to end the infestation and prevent it from happening in the future.

Prevention is Key

Pantry moths are attracted to foods like grains, cereal, dried fruits, pet food, seeds, and nuts. The best way to get rid of these moths is to prevent them from calling your pantry home in the first place. Here are a few tips: 

  • Do not purchase packaged foods that are already open or have damaged packaging.
  • Do not purchase food from stores that do not look clean.
  • Store foods like cereals and grains in a tightly sealed container.
  • Regularly inspect all of the dry foods in your cabinet.
  • Look for webs in cabinet corners or on containers.

The Removal Process

Getting rid of pantry moths is not as difficult as it may appear. When it comes to removing them, be sure that you do the following:

  1. Throw away all of the contaminated food in the cabinet.
  1. Vacuum out the cabinet, and be sure to hit the shelves, corners, and doors.
  1. Using a paper towel or cloth, thoroughly wipe the cabinet down with bleach. When finished, wipe it down again with warm soap and water.
  1. Wash all of the containers that were stored in that cabinet or near the contained food. Make sure to scrub them thoroughly with hot water and soap.
  1. Take the trash outside. You don't want to take the risk of the moths eating through the trash bag, so be sure you remove it from your house ASAP.

A Few Things to Remember

When it comes to removing pantry moths, be sure to select the safest and least toxic method. These insects invaded an area where you store food, so it's important to avoid the use of chemicals.


  • Clean up spills immediately. This is especially important if you have tile or hardwoods in the kitchen.
  • For extra precaution, consider using a strong attractant or insecticide. 
  • Check your cabinet periodically for reinfestations.

If the problem persists, it may be time to call an expert (such as one from Select Pest Control). In the meantime, keep your favorite sugary cereal in a container to keep the bugs out so you can enjoy fresh cereal each morning.