4 ways to manage the storage room moth

Storage room moths are destructive pests that can wreak havoc in undamaged storage rooms or cupboards. If you find moths in a storage room, the only way to get rid of them is to thoroughly clean and discard the pest-infested things. Additional methods can also improve the chances of pests returning. Here’s what you need to know about getting rid of storage room moths.

You need to be prepared
  • Garbage bags
  • vacuum cleaner
  • Wash the towel, towel or sponge
  • Wash the dishes with soap
  • hot water
  • white vinegar
  • essential oil
  • Laurel leaves
  • Adhesive
  • Cracks and crack sprays

Way 1 Examine

1-Look for mature moths or larvae. Mature moths are usually red or white, and they are only 1.27 cm long. The larvae are about 1.27 cm long and look like worms with five feet.
  • The best way to discover the problem of storage room moths is to really see mature moths flying in your storage room. This usually happens at night rather than during the day.
  • If you suspect that your home is infested by a moth in the storage room, check all the dry goods in the storage room. Moths are usually hidden in flour, cereals, rice and other grains, but you should also check pet food, dried fruit, or any dry food. In short, check everything.
  • Also check the corners and edges of cupboards and storage rooms.
2-Check the crucion. View fibers or particulate matter in corners and edges.
  • These moths don’t usually appear on food, but if you find something suspected to be a molybth when you examine it, it’s best to treat it as if it were.
  • Check the lids of the jars and bottles. It is very likely that the storage moths will weave on these lids.

Way 2 Cleaning

1-Remove everything from the storeroom. In order to clean the storeroom thoroughly, you need to empty the contents first.

2-Throw away infected food. Foods with obvious signs of infection should be discarded.
  • If a bag of grain is open, or the dry food doesn’t look infected, but you’re still worried, you can choose to discard it or put it in the fridge for a week. A cold environment kills moth eggs that you can’t see with the naked eye. However, be aware that if you can see larvae or mature storage moths, you shouldn’t do so.
3-Clean the storage room with a vacuum cleaner.Clean the walls, wall panels and corners of the storage room or cupboard using a vacuum cleaner with hoses and corner nozzle accessories.
  • Clean the lining of the shelf.Remove all old linings and clean the bottom with a vacuum cleaner. If the lining is in bad condition, you may need to replace it.
  • Be aware of places where you see moths, larvae, or mature moths, but also clean the entire area. This includes all hardware, metal racks and needle eyes on the cupboard.
4-Scrub the storage cabinet with soap and hot water. Scrub the walls, floors, doors, and shelves of the storage cabinet or cupboard with a dish towel or sponge.
  • Make sure that the door chains and door side posts are cleaned, as these are the places where larvae are most present.
  • You should also scrub all shelves linings or internal shelves.
5-Wash old containers with hot soapy water. If your current storage cabinet has plastic food containers, wash them in the dishwasher or scrub them thoroughly with hot water and detergration.
  • This step is necessary if you can see directly that there is a storage room moth in the container, but even if there is no storage room moth in the container, it is best to temporarily remove the contents and clean it. Doing so also allows you to further examine what is being loaded to see if there is evidence of infection.
6-Dry all items thoroughly. Dry the inside of the storeroom with a dish towel or paper towel before putting things back in the storeroom.
  • Before putting things back, dry all the food containers and put them back.
  • Storage room moths live on moisture, so keeping them dry is an important step to get rid of pests.
7-Throw the rubbish out. Vacuum bags containing infected food and all garbage bags should be removed from the kitchen immediately and thrown outside.
  • If possible, leave the bag on the side of the road or away from your house.

Way 3 Organic governance

1-Scrub everything with vinegar. A safe way to clean the space and organize the moth’s return is to scrub the surface of the storage cabinet with vinegar.
  • If you don’t want to scrub the entire storage cabinet or cupboard, you should at least scrub the place where you have been infected with moths or moths.
  • Scrub all infected food containers with white vinegar.
  • Some essential oils, including mint, fennel, eucalyptus and tea tree oils, can enhance their effect. Add a few drops of essential oil to the spray bottle filled with vinegar and spray its surface before wiping.
2-Place the bay leaves in your storage cabinet.Spread the bay leaves in storage cabinets and infected food containers.
  • Place the bay leaves in the corner of the storage cabinet or cupboard. You can also bundle under walls or shelves.
  • Add a bay leaf directly to a container containing flour, rice or other dry food. This doesn’t affect the quality of the food, but you shouldn’t try it, you can stick the bay leaves to the lid so the effect is just as direct.
  • Note that there is no absolute scientific proof of this method, but there is no doubt that it is definitive. This may be only a “folk side”, but it is agreed by many people.

Way 4 Chemical treatment

1-Set the glue trap.Use double-sided glue to stick to the adhesive on the non-stick side and stick it to the side of the storage cabinet or cupboard.
  • Severe infections may require more adhesive.
  • The adhesive side contains external hormones that attract moths and other pests. Male moths are attracted by glue, glued and then dead. As a result, their reproduction is greatly reduced.
  • Remove the adhesive paper from the adhesive and uncover the sticky side. If you don’t want to use double-sided glue, you can wrap and glue both ends, putting the glue in a box or ring. The box can be hung on the hook.
  • Adhesive can be used for four to six weeks, but if it is covered with dead moths, you may need to replace it before this deadline.
2-Use cracks and crack sprays. Use “cracks and fissures” pesticides inside the space before you put food in the storage cabinet.
  • These pesticides typically have an injector nozzle. Place this nozzle in cracks or fissures that all storage room moths may be hiding from. Spray about a second of insecticide in each place and repeat as needed.
  • If the pesticide leaves white residue, simply remove it with a moist dish towel or sponge.
Tips
  • Do not buy torn or opened food. Foods packaged in this condition are more likely to contain storage room moth eggs.
  • Store room with sealed plastic containers is not available. To prevent future storeroom moth infections, and to prevent other infections, all grains and other dry goods are stored in sealed plastic containers. If you use a plastic bag, use only resealable plastic bags and double-seal them. Do not attempt to close the bag with a shelf or rubber band.
  • These little creatures like to stick to the ceiling and walls. Hitting them will only be a mess. Use detergents on them every time. You can also kill them.
  • Put the new dry goods in the fridge for a week. In case you buy the goods that would have been moth eggs in it, putting them in the fridge for a week should effectively kill them. At this point, they are harmless and invisible to the naked eye.
Warning
  • Be careful when using pesticides in the storage room. Careless use can cause poison to seep into your food, cause more problems than solve problems, and lead to serious health risks.