Safer® Brand The Pantry Pest® Pantry Moth Trap
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Protect your pantry! You could be bringing pantry moths into your house without knowing it This single pack of pantry moth traps (2 traps total) offers an economical and convenient natural pest control solution to moths flying around your pantry. Effective 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 used immediately if you think you have a moth infestation.
Our most popular moth control item online!
If there are already many pantry moths flying around the kitchen, we recommend the Safer® Brand Flying Insect Killer Aerosol to kill on contact and the Safer® Brand The Pantry Pest® Trap 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:
- Place the pantry moth trap near the moth infested area, generally where dried foods are stored, including the basement, pantry, kitchen, or garage.
- 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.
- 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.
- Discard when full. To discard, wrap trap in newspaper and dispose in a trashcan.
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
Disclaimer: Birdfeeder does not endorse any information contained in product reviews. Please follow all label instructions for your specific use.Safer® Brand The Pantry Pest® Trap - 2 Traps is rated out of 5 by 44.Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Totally Filled... A bit pricey... but they work. We had a moth infestation from Organic Red Mill shipments from Amazon- there must have been Larvae in the sealed bags. All the traps were totally filled with moths.Date published: 2015-09-03Rated 3 out of 5 by Mothman from Waste of money Waste of money they don't even stick to it don't waste your money on theseDate published: 2015-07-13Rated 4 out of 5 by Mickey806 from Work pretty well I've used these for years in my pantry where we keep flour, cookies, crackers, and other erstwhile moth attractors. Since I started using these I find far fewer moths and the worms (ugh!) that go along with them.Date published: 2015-06-16Rated 5 out of 5 by Molly from It does work, so far it trapped about 10 moths in a day. It Works well, a little pricy. It's easy to use as well.Date published: 2014-11-27Rated 1 out of 5 by PerturbedByMoths from Worthless I bought 2 of the 2-packs, with hopes of filling them quickly with unfortunate pantry moths. To my dismay, I have found only one moth in all 4 traps after 3 weeks. I even tried what another reviewer did, and 'trapped' one to have no escape except through the 'tempting' pheromone tunnel- nada. Save your money- totally clean and vacuum out your pantry; freeze any grains you've got before putting them into airtight containers, and don't buy Safer Pantry Pest Traps!Date published: 2014-11-17Rated 3 out of 5 by h66kem from Pest traps may be a waste of money This product is a bit high priced for a piece of cardboard, some tape, and a small "scent" square. We have not seen 1 moth in the trap. We decided after our pantry was invested to throw everything away and bleach from top to bottom. I'd suggest this before wasting money on traps. We are using them only because we bought them before we sanitized the pantry.Date published: 2014-11-04Rated 1 out of 5 by Mipmip from This DID NOT work at all. After a couple of days I even tried to push a moth towards one of the traps, and it didn't even want to get close to it. I placed these traps in an area where moths used to appear, and it is well ventilated, it's now over a week and although new moths did fly around the traps area, not even one tried to get in there or got caught. I even tried a couple of times to get a moth closer to the trap and it got to land about 3 inches from it, but it didn't find the trap appealing at all. Such a disappointment.Date published: 2014-10-12Rated 1 out of 5 by nascarstevie from It's your money My daughter has a room full of birds (along with a room full of moths). I had high hopes for this product as we had been searching for a solution that would be safe near the birds. I have four traps set up in the room and in three days I have trapped ZERO moths! 12+ dollars down the toilet.Date published: 2014-09-25
- All About
All About Insects the Clothes Moth Trap Controls
The clothes moth is only destructive during the larval stage. Clothing, upholstery, curtains and other furnishings may be ruined by the holes created when the larvae feed. In fact, just about anything made of natural fibers is potentially susceptible to damage by clothes moth larvae.
Learn more about clothes moths as well as other common flying insects in the home:
- Control Options
Control Options for Meal Moths from Safer® Brand
Natural & Organic 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.
Why Choose a Natural Solution?
Natural solutions break down quickly to their natural elements. They are preferable to chemical pesticides that leave residuals where they are sprayed causing long-term detrimental effects on the environment.
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, 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.