I’m pretty careful closing flour, muesli etc in the pantry but this weekend I had weavels crawling along the kitchen ceiling. Looking up I had dark moth pockets in every ceiling corner AAhhh. How do I get rid of these before they hatch? If I spray mortein they die and are stuck there!


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Posted by sizzlingcool, 11th February 2014


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  • I would spray them all first so they die, then vacuum them up as soon as possible. Yucky



  • Some good tips here re flour in the freezer and natural pesticides



  • I was thinking that the kids would think that watching cocoons is cool.



  • Peppermint oil is what you need to get rid of your pantry moths.We had this trouble with my Nanas house and it took alot more than bayleaves or cleaning ( we tried everything).Good luck as they are a real pest,.



  • An older post. I’d be interested to read how you went, did you manage to sort it out.



  • I’d spray them then clean then up once they are dead. I keep my flour in the freezer, it doesn’t affect the quality of the flour at all.



  • i have not heard of bay leaf but anything like that which is natural is defiantly worth a try.



  • I’m not sure about cleaning the ones that are there, but bay leaves in you pantry and drawers will prevent them in the first place. Good luck it sounds like a nuisance.



  • Never had this happen before but I may put bay leaves in my cupboard just in case. thankyou



  • To prevent any more get some Bay leaves and put them in your pantry cupboards and draws and you will not have anymore problems



  • When ever I buy flour or other dry products I seal them in a plastic bag and put in the freezer for 48 hrs. This kill any eggs in the flour etc



  • Re the flour… I was told to keep flour in the freezer which helps with any eggs that maybe in the flour. I thought that this would make the flour all lumpy but no it doesnt and Ive never had problems with weavels since.



  • I find a bug zapper is very good. For cocoons though use a window cleaning squeegie with an extention pole and microcloth cover.



  • I would use the spray and clean them up afterwards when they are dead



  • yeah I would spray and then get rid of any tiny bit of them, we had that in a previous house. They dig their way into your cupboards and food packages. Get rid of them pronto


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