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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    Okay, experts....you all clearly know what you are talking about.

    MOTHS! Any ideas?

    We've used the traps, we've emptied out the entire pantry, scrubbed it, and re-stocked, they keep coming back. They're DISGUSTING. I keep things sealed in ziploc bags & airtight containers, we know they love boxes with glue on them so we keep those out of the cupboard or in bags, but they keep returning and multiplying.

    HELP!

    Please?
    Alas, i know nothing about moths!

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    Okay, experts....you all clearly know what you are talking about.

    MOTHS! Any ideas?

    We've used the traps, we've emptied out the entire pantry, scrubbed it, and re-stocked, they keep coming back. They're DISGUSTING. I keep things sealed in ziploc bags & airtight containers, we know they love boxes with glue on them so we keep those out of the cupboard or in bags, but they keep returning and multiplying.

    HELP!

    Please?
    This is a pretty good post on Moths in the pantry.
    Moths Invaded Our Pantry
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    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    This is a pretty good post on Moths in the pantry.
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    Thanks.

    Ugh, we did already do this but I guess we need to do it again.

    But this is pretty much our problem. They can't even get in to a lot of the food because it's sealed, but they just refuse to leave.
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    Are they meal moths? Those are awful, and so hard to get rid of. But it is possible! Clean absolutely every inch of every cupboard, transfer everything to good containers* and kill every one you see, and do it again & again & again for about six weeks. Also put a pheremone trap in your pantry which will attract & kill the males which will interrupt the breeding cycle, and hopefully help you eliminate the infestation. And, just a BTDT note, if your kid brings a moth in from outside, don't ask what it looks like, because the kid will open their hands to look and/or show you and the moth will fly away into your cupboard and make baby moths. The correct answer is, "Let's take it back outside to have a look at it," and then kill it if it is a meal moth. I'm not fond of killing most living things but I get great satisfaction out of stomping meal moths. They are horrible creatures.

    * I discovered that many things that we thing of as airtight are NOT and meal moth larvae can get through amazingly tiny spaces. "Ziplock" bags can have a tiny gap at the end of the zipper. Test yours first by leaving them lying around full of water and check for water leaking out after a few hours. I found the cheap store brand works better than the name brand with the fancy zipper. Same thing with glass jars; I had to put waxed paper between the jar & lid. The snap-top plastic containers were good. Anything in a box, make sure it has sealed plastic bag inside, or transfer to a different container.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    This is a pretty good post on Moths in the pantry.
    Moths Invaded Our Pantry
    I remember reading this a while back and thinking "Thank GOD I haven't had those!" That sounds like a horrible pain in the neck. I hope you can get it cleared up!!
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    I have had those Moths before and I agree they are hard to get rid of, it takes awhile. Sometimes even plastic that looks sealed somehow they eat through a little corner and get in.
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    We've had the traps in there for a while, we replace them regularly. It's so frustrating! I guess July 4th weekend will give us time for another pantry-cleaning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SID081108 View Post
    I remember reading this a while back and thinking "Thank GOD I haven't had those!" That sounds like a horrible pain in the neck. I hope you can get it cleared up!!
    I know! I remembered reading it, cause it creeped me right out! Most bugs dont bother me, but moths are one of the ones that do!
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    Besides pesticides.. try cedar and flouresant lights.
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