Safer® Brand The Pantry Pest® Trap - 2 Traps

Model #: 05140

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  • Attracts and traps adult pantry moths.
  • Comes with 2 traps and 2 lures.
  • Covers up to 400 sq ft per trap.
  • Each trap lasts up to 3 months.
  • Alerts you to and controls moth problems.
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Safer® Brand The Pantry Pest® Pantry Moth Trap

Protect your pantry! You could be bringing pantry moths into your house without knowing it This single pack of pantry moth traps (2 traps total) offers an economical and convenient natural pest control solution to moths flying around your pantry. Effective moth control starts and ends with the Safer® Brand.

The Safer® Brand The Pantry Pest® pantry moth trap controls moths that feed on flour, grains, and bird seed. This pantry moth trap should be used immediately if you think you have a moth infestation.

Our most popular moth control item online!

If there are already many pantry moths flying around the kitchen, we recommend the Safer® Brand Flying Insect Killer Aerosol to kill on contact and the Safer® Brand The Pantry Pest® Trap to eliminate the adult pantry moth population by targeting the male moths.

Each pantry moth trap offers 400 square feet of protection. Each lure will last up to 3 months. Check your pantry moth traps regularly to ensure that they are functioning correctly and are not full.

Directions for Use:

  1. Place the pantry moth trap near the moth infested area, generally where dried foods are stored, including the basement, pantry, kitchen, or garage.
  2. Choose a location where the pantry moth trap will get the most air circulation but will not be damaged by swinging doors or foot traffic.
  3. The lure for the pantry moth trap lasts at least 3 months. Check the pantry moth trap weekly to determine if it is full or excessively dirty.
  4. Discard when full. To discard, wrap trap in newspaper and dispose in a trashcan.

Safer® Brand is the leader in alternative pest control, lawn and garden products. Safer® Brand recognizes the growing demand by consumers for these products, offering a wide variety of natural and organic solutions for the home, lawn, garden, landscape, flowers, houseplants, insects and more!


Safer® Brand The Pantry Pest® Trap - Specs

  • Uses pheromones to attract and trap male moths
  • Two traps per box
  • One trap covers 400 square feet
  • Attracts and traps male grain moths, flour moths, meal moths and seed moths
  • Easy to use natural pest control - simply place lure in bottom of trap

Disclaimer: Havahart does not endorse any information contained in product reviews. Please follow all label instructions for your specific use.

Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on
April 16, 2017
Got a bad (ineffective)batch of two traps just recently. By Susan

I just bought this from my local hardware store. Had purchased same product in the past that worked well, but this new pack of two traps does not work well at all! The moths fly right by it time and again, not attracted by the lure. It has been out for three weeks and hardly has caught any moths. Very disappointed! I have killed many more by hand than the traps have caught.

Response From Havahart®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Susan,

We apologize that the desired results were not seen when using this trap and would like to learn more.

The red lure included should attract male moths to the trap, so that the breeding cycle is interrupted.  Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264) for additional assistance.

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Review posted on
March 21, 2017
Doesn't work like the traps I used to buy. By Connie

The moths I have are happily flying around my house evading the trap and my cat ! Do you have fresh ones!

Response From Havahart®
Susan : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Connie,

The powerful pheromone included with this trap will typically lure all the male moths into the trap very quickly.  We apologize this was not your experience and would like to learn more.

Where are the majority of the moths being seen?  If they are not spending time near food, it may be that they are not pantry moths.  If they are spending time in your pantry, we recommend placing only one trap at a time, as multiple traps will confuse them and prevent them from entering either of the traps.

Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264) for further assistance. 

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Review posted on
March 20, 2017
I can count on Safer traps By cbelle

I used Safer traps a few years ago, and they quickly took care of the pantry moth problem. Recently I noticed a few moths, so I ordered a couple of traps right away. They began catching moths immediately, and the problem seems to be ended. I know where to go when I have a pantry moth problem!

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Review posted on
March 20, 2017
Great product! By mothfree

We have had a problem with pantry moths for awhile now and every day we probably killed 1-3. After just a few weeks, we had to replace one trap as it was filled with ~30 moths. This product really works!

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Review posted on
March 20, 2017
Moth Traps Work Great By Marian

These easy to use, odor free traps really do the job. We returned in mid-September from an extended boat trip and found moths flying out of the cupboards. Removing all items, cleaning with bleach, tossing our contaminated products, and spraying didn't get the job done. Pantry Pest does. We've followed the web-site advice and transferred dry products (cereal, rice, flour, etc.) to sealed plastic containers. Within a few days, the traps, deployed in two adjacent cupboards, separated by what we thought was a sealed wall , were full of moths. They also seem to like our guest bathroom, so we added a trap there, which is working quite well. We hoped the problem was solved, but since we haven't yet found the cocoons, the moths returned. Two more traps, already filling up, and we'll make moth traps a regular practice. They even seem to slow down moths we see flying around, making it easy to trap them with a tissue and obliterate them.

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Review posted on
January 8, 2017
It works By Dandaman
I have been using the Pantry Pest Trap for years. I set up one at each end of the pantry and then do nothing. Over the months the moths accumulate in the sticky trap, Once it is full I toss it and set up another. I'm bad on paying attention to the recommended replacement timing of every three months. I have left them for 6 months and they still seem to work.
How do I know they are effective? Before I started using the traps I would find the cocoons of the larvae at the corner of the ceiling and wall of the pantry. I haven't seen one in probably 5 years since I started using the Pantry Pest Traps. I ordered extra and gave them to my kids for Christmas. (No that wasn't the only present)
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Review posted on
November 23, 2016
Great service and products By Allee
Thank for your prompt service. Ordered the moth trap and they really work.
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Review posted on
October 19, 2016
Best on the Market By Ugud2me
I've used these Safer brand Pantry Pest Traps for many years and they are fantastic. You don't know you need them until after you've used them for a couple of months. Then you take one down from wherever you put it and take a look at all the dead moths inside the trap. When my favorite hardware store decided to carry a different brand, I was shocked to find out these new-on-the-market traps do not come with a lure and even more shocked to learn they don't attract the moths. So I'm now ordering the Safer brand on-line since I can no longer purchase them in the store.
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Review posted on
September 25, 2016
The Pantry Pest Trap By Kitty
This trap attracted many moths but will have to put more to help this problem.
Response From Havahart®
Tara : Consumer Relations Representative
We are happy to hear that the product is working so well. The lure for the pantry moth trap lasts about 3 months. We recommend to check the trap weekly to determine if it is full. If the trap is full then wrap the trap in newspaper and dispose in a trashcan.

Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team directly at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264) for additional assistance.
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Review posted on
September 18, 2016
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All About

All About Insects the Clothes Moth Trap Controls

The clothes moth is only destructive during the larval stage. Clothing, upholstery, curtains and other furnishings may be ruined by the holes created when the larvae feed. In fact, just about anything made of natural fibers is potentially susceptible to damage by clothes moth larvae.

Learn more about clothes moths as well as other common flying insects in the home:

Control Options

Control Options for Meal Moths from Safer® Brand


Natural & Organic Controls


Moth pheromone traps, often called pantry moth traps, can help in controlling meal moths. Insecticides are not recommended because of the dangers that could result from contact with foods.


Moth pheromone traps, either pantry moth traps or clothes moth traps, can be used to alert you to moth problems and to monitor the level of infestation. Male meal moths are attracted to the pheromone in the pantry moth trap and enter the trap where it is caught and cannot escape.

Pantry moth traps should be placed near the ceiling or area where the meal moths fly. Carefully read and follow all instructions completely for safe and effective use.


At the first sign of an infestation, place a pheromone trap in the home to monitor the level of infestation. Remember for every one male meal moth caught in the pantry moth trap, seven others have avoided it.

Why Choose a Natural Solution?

Natural solutions break down quickly to their natural elements. They are preferable to chemical pesticides that leave residuals where they are sprayed causing long-term detrimental effects on the environment.


Environmental Controls


Some of the best methods of controlling these food pests is through control of the environment that entices the meal moth. Observation, sanitation, disposal and proper storage are all ways that help prevent and control infestations.


Observation: Check packaged food to make sure there are no holes or other signs of infestation.

Sanitation: Clean up food and liquid spills. Vacuuming powder and granular spills and any larvae that are present will go a long way in helping to control meal moths.

Disposal: Dispose of any food products if any signs of infestation are present in the food. In lieu of discarding any exposed food that does not show signs of larval entry or infestation, you can use extreme heat or freezing to destroy any undetected moth larvae.

To use the heat method, heat food in a 120-140 degrees F oven for at least 20 minutes. To freeze, place food in freezer for several days. You may want to then sift the product to see if any larva are present and if they have been killed.

Proper Storage: Store loose foods in airtight hard containers. Larvae can eat through plastic storage bags.


Check packaged foods before taking them into your home. Clean up any spills and vacuum cupboards immediately. Dispose of any food products at the first sign of infestation. You can heat or freeze certain food products that have been exposed to an infestation. Place foods in airtight hard containers when you have brought them home from the store.


Indoor Moth FAQs

Q: My “baking” cupboard has tiny moths. How did they get there? How do I get rid of them?

A: They are most likely meal moths which feast on cereal, flower, seeds, grain, pet food and dried fruit. The

adult moths and their caterpillar larvae may have been carried inside your home in groceries. An open window may also be an entrance for an adult moth.

Once inside your home, they seek out food and lay their larvae inside food packages or in cracks and tiny spaces of the food cupboards, resulting in an infestation. Using a pheromone based pantry moth trap, you can readily be alerted to their presence.

To get rid of them, remove any food products and bags from the affected cupboard. Thoroughly vacuum your cupboard and caulk any cracks or similar small spaces of your cupboard. Either discard the contaminated food in a tightly sealed bag or container, or freeze the food for 1 week, thaw for 1 week, then freeze again for 1 week, killing both eggs and hatched larvae. Using our pantry moth traps, you can check if you have eliminated them.

Find out more about these bothersome kitchen pests in our section All About Meal Moths: Facts.


Q: Why are moths attracted to my clothes stored in my closet?

A: It is the larvae of the clothes moths that cause the damage. They feast on clothing, particularly wool and fur clothing, rugs, furniture. The female moth is attracted to clothing that has food stains or perspiration. She lays her eggs on the clothing and when they eggs hatch, the larvae feed on the fibers in the clothes.

Still want to know more? See our section All About Clothes Moths: Facts.

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