Questions?

Find the answers to any of your questions here.

How do EnviroSafe Pantry Moth Traps work?

The EnviroSafe Pantry Moth Trap uses a powerful pheromone to attract males of many problem moth species. The attracted moths are then caught in the super sticky trap.

What type of moths does the Pantry Moth Trap catch?

The EnviroSafe Pantry Moth Trap catches the males of a wide variety of problem pantry moths including the most common Indian meal moths, seed moths, raisin moths, almond moths and tobacco moths.

How long do EnviroSafe Pantry Moth traps last?

The Domestic EnviroSafe Pantry Moth Trap with convenient lure-in-glue will last for three months. The Professional EnviroSafe Pantry Moth Trap uses patented, controlled release BioLure technology and will continue attract pantry moths for 4 months.

Where should I place the trap?

The EnviroSafe Pantry Moth trap should be placed in your pantry or any dry food storage areas. Place the trap close to where most of the dry food are stored.

What is the difference between the Professional Pantry Moth Trap and the Domestic Pantry Moth Trap?

Domestic Pantry Moth Trap

Professional Pantry Moth Trap

Standard trap size

Larger trap & trapping area

Attractant mixed in with trap glue

Attractant concentrated in a separate sealed device

Lure lasts 3 months

Stronger lure that last up to 4 months

Suitable for pantry cupboards

Suitable for pantry cupboards, walk-in pantries or commercial use

 

What do pantry moths look like?

Pantry moths are small and narrow (9-12mm) and vary in colour from coppery brown to mottled grey. The larvae look like little white maggots with a brown head and can be found in dry food products, or sometimes climbing up pantry walls to find a place to pupate.

Why do I have moths in my pantry?

Pantry moths are found worldwide around dried goods and foods, including wheat, cornmeal, dried fruits, seeds, crackers, biscuits, nuts, powdered milk, dried pet food, bird seed, chocolate, red peppers, tobbacco and cocoa beans. They arrive in your home in these products, or in bags and boxes that aren’t completely sealed.

Are pantry moths harmful?

While pantry moths won’t harm people, they spoil any food they have infested with their webbing and faeces.  Once pantry moth have established in your pantry, if left untreated, they can spread to other opened dry goods and even chew through some kinds of packaging to enter unopened goods.

What do I do if I find moths in my trap?

If you find any moths on your Pantry Moth Trap, it’s time to do a clean out. 

  • Get everything out of the pantry and vacuum the shelves to remove any moths, larvae and cocoons,
  • Thoroughly wash your pantry shelves with hot, soapy water to remove any eggs,
  • Wash and dry all of your food storage containers, even if they don’t look infested, as there may be pantry moth eggs on them.
  • Place any opened dry goods, which may contain eggs and larvae, into a kitchen tidy bag and put the bag in your outside bin. If you have used your inside bin for disposal, you should clean this down as well.
How can I prevent moth re-infestation?

Prevention and sanitation are the best ways to protect against pantry pests. Insecticides are of limited use as they are generally not safe to use where the pantry moths are found. Here are some tips to prevent infestations in the home, thereby minimizing food wastage and saving money:

  • Before purchase, check for rips or tears in packaging where pests may enter
  • At home, store opened packages in air-tight, insect-proof containers
  • Use proper stock rotation and cook with the oldest products first to ensure freshness
  • Where possible, refrigerate those foods that are used less often
  • Regularly wipe away spills and sweep up crumbs in your food storage areas
  • Vacuum cracks and crevices where crumbs can accumulate, and insects can shelter

It may be difficult to completely eradicate pantry moth infestations, and there is always a chance that the pest will be re-introduced into your home via your groceries.  Therefore, it is a helpful to monitor moth populations using a quality Pantry Moth Trap

Where to buy EnviroSafe Pantry Moth Traps

EnviroSafe Pantry Moth Trap are available at Bunnings.

WHERE TO BUY