how to get rid of moths?

The most common question we receive is: “help! I need to know how to get rid of moths in my…. ”
Ok, actually there are often times expletive words describing pantry moths and their gross larvae and cocoons, but the point is the same.  First pantry moths are discovered in your home (garage, pantry, kitchen, storage room etc).  Second you come to explore the pantry moth life cycle and discover the moths have been living with you for months.  Third you want to get rid of the infestation.

Getting rid of a moth infestation

Safe removal of the pestilence that is a moth infestation requires capture of the adult breeding males, and eradication of the non adult moths ( larvae and pupae).   Moth Larvae and Pupae are removed through a cleaning process that searches out nooks and crannies while the adults are lured into pheromone glue traps to be caught and taken off the breeding market.

Able Catch Pantry Pest Traps (ACPPT) deliver the most concentrated form of Pantry Moth Traps available today.    Using a modern trapezoidal design, these green moth traps integrate into your modern world (ie fake wood grain here) using a small footprint, and wide trap entrance zone coupled with a well placed agricultural pheromone lure.   In addition the placement options seem endless with the introduction of the Wing Tab design.  This innovation is deployed with the trap assembled, by bending the outer 1/4″ edge of the Wing Tab to reveal a placement mechanism.

Wing Tab moth trap placement options:

  1. Wing Tab Tuck :
    The right angle of the tab enables flush placement in any friction held gap.  Wing Tabs can be folded back to increase the thickness of the tuck for larger gaps.
  2. Wing Tab Hooks:
    Able Catch Tab Wings HookThe outer edge of the Tab end can be bent back to expose an arch to hook onto a surface like a wall hanging, crown molding edge, or wood shutters.  The inside of the hook slopes to a point for stable hanging and the outer corner of the hook sweeps back at 60 degrees to a point that resembles a hooking piton used in rock climbing.  The hook can be used on thickness from 1/8″ to 1″ for flexible placement.   Both sides of the tab can be used as a hook.  Dual hooks enable a balanced level placement.
  3. Wing Tab Loop:
    Joining the Wing Tab Hooks to each other forms a single loop that can be used to attach the Moth Trap to larger diameter anchors, and can be used to wrap around a surface.  Often times the Loop is used to attach to drawer pulls, cords or in some cases the post a bi-fold door.   A universal mounting point is to loop the wing tabs through a door hinge for high placement with minimal distraction.

The key to get rid of the pests is quality moth traps and a thorough cleaning.   We’ll post many more articles about moth pest control and techniques in the weeks to come.