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:
- Place the pantry moth trap near the moth infested area, generally where dried foods are stored, including the basement, pantry, kitchen, or garage.
- 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.
- 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.
- Discard when full. To discard, wrap trap in newspaper and dispose in a trashcan.
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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
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review Rateproduct not as good as it used to be
I have been using these for years and they have always worked GREAT. I recently bought 3 boxes and they have only caught a few . I agree the traps are not sticky and the moths fly out. I don't know if this is out stock or not, or a redesign problem. All I can definitely tell you is that they do NOT work as effectively as they use to! Guess its time to try another brand.Response From Havahart®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience. Our Consumer Relations Team will be glad to assist. Please contact us directly at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264) so we can learn more and make this right.
Review RateSome traps do not catch any moths
When it works, it's great, but some traps catch no moths at all. I put out a fresh trap this morning. Moths were immediately attracted, but flew in and out of the trap without being caught. This has happened before with traps out a while, but I didn't observe the problem until today. Does the glue dry out?Response From Havahart®Susan : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this valuable feedback.
We apologize for this experience and would like to learn more. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team directly at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264) for additional assistance. We look forward to hearing fro you and working with you to make this right!
Review RateLures great, traps, not as good.
I have used 'Pantry Pest' traps for over 3 years, usually purchased at my local Westlake hardware store. Recently, in the past year I have experienced the sticky glue part of the traps are old and dried out to a point where the moths go into them, but are not caught. I assume this is because they are sitting on the shelves too long. I suggest using a trap pad like the ones used to trap spiders and mice with a thin layer of removeable plastic that keeps the glue fresher. I have used the lures from your product, and even the plastic bag the lure are packaged in as another lure, on these 'fresher' glue pads and theyt work great. Thank you! Mark in Kansas
Review RateGot a bad (ineffective)batch of two traps just recently.
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
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.
Review RateDoesn't work like the traps I used to buy.
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
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.
Review RateI can count on Safer traps
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!
Review RateGreat product!
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!
Review RateMoth Traps Work Great
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.
Review RateIt worksI 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)
Review RateGreat service and productsThank for your prompt service. Ordered the moth trap and they really work.
- 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.
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.