Yes, I have a dirty little secret. Today I lay it all out in front of you all —-I am baring my soul.
I have pantry moths. There. I said it. Pantry moths have invaded my house.
Those annoying little pests that find the tiniest hole in a bag of flour, box of cereal or bag of rice and make themselves at home. I did not invite them. They are not welcome here but I know how they got here.
I blame it on the birdseed. In my love of all things nature I have bins in my garage to hold various types of
deer food squirrel food bird seed. These bins seal but because there are little hinged lids there are some gaps and guess what? Some of those gaps said ” Welcome Home” to those pesky little creatures and as a result they have just made themselves at home not only in my garage but also in my house.
The cats are amused by them and leap at them. I have seen Buddy take down one or two in an afternoon and lick his chops after the little buggers met their demise at his paw. But enough is enough. When I opened my Tupperware container of oatmeal and found that they had made themselves a nice little nest there I decided it was time for drastic measures.
My sister had a similar experience with said moths years ago and was a great source of information. So today please forgive me if I don’t answer your comments immediately. I am arming myself with OdoBan, new shelf paper, garbage bags, bay leaves and pantry moth traps. It won’t be pretty but hopefully when I am done our infestation will be gone and I will have a nice clean pantry.