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Display Name: Dealtwithitall
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I've found an easy and reasonably cheap solution to pantry moths, and it works amazingly quickly with no effort at all (seriously, I know this sounds too good to be true, but nature already has a solution for whatever problems we might have.)

You will still need to throw out any food that becomes infested, but you don't need to throw out everything, just in case.

I did a lot of research on how to get rid of these suckers, and I eventually came across trichogramma wasps. Before you freak, these are barely wasps, and so tiny you can barely see them when you are looking right at them, they are about the size of a grain of sand, and they cannot harm you in sany way. You won't even know they are there. What they do is inject their own larva into the eggs of the moths (and about a thousand other pest insect eggs, so they are great to release outdoors, too) and feed on the moth egg while they develop. How they are released is every 2 weeks for 3 months, and then if you ever see another moth (just one) release them twice, two weeks apart, just to catch any eggs that might have been laid in that time. (control doses - these may not be necessary, but as anyone who has dealt with them knows, you can't be too careful.)

I bought 3 squares of eggs for $12 every 2 weeks, which contained 5 thousand wasp larve (again, super tiny things, in the container, they look like moving dots) which was enough for my kitchen, living room (birds) and the space between, but the wasps get around, and will find any eggs you might have around. I would have bought fewer, as indoors they are super-concentrated (outdoors, they kill off up to 98% of whatever species they are brought in to clean out) but as of yet, I have not found any suppliers that sell fewer.

You have fewer (almost none) moths in 2 weeks, within a month, you'll be lucky to see one, the next two months are to make sure you didn't miss any.

Seriously, give them a try, you will NOT be dissapointed

How To Prevent & Get Rid Of Pantry Moths
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12/30/13 10:15 AM