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Pantry Moth Removal Gold Coast

With the warmer months in Queensland, we will usually see the rise of the Pantry Moth. Not to worries the for professional Pantry Moth Removal Gold Coast, Control Pest Management have experts to deal with any size infestation, protect your food today.

Pantry Month Infestations

Pantry moths are found throughout Australia and especially in the warmer months and eat a wide range of food including vegetables, cereals, pasta, rice, bread, dried fruit, nuts and spices. Without proactive measures and treatment, they can soon get out of control.

Pantry moth eggs can be laid as much as 400 at one time on suitable food surfaces, being easily identified as small, round white eggs, about 0.5mm in diameter.

The larvae or caterpillars are cream coloured with a dark head growing up to 2cm long and leave tracks across foods and containers. The adult moths usually fly around at dusk or during the night.

Other Pantry Pests:
The pantry has the potential to be an idea breeding ground for most household pest including:

Control Pest Management can help with all of these and more without General Pest Control Treatment.

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Pantry Moths Pest Control Gold Coast

Control Pest Management have commercial level pest solutions to deal with any level of infestation wiping out all traces from eggs to full-grown adult moths.

Specific chemicals will be applied to targeted areas, efficiently and speedily to remove this threat to your health and safety.

Our professionals will then implement an ongoing preventative program arming the household with the strategies to keep the pantry free from these destructive pests. Do not put up with those pantry moths a moment longer.


How do I get rid of pantry moths?

Getting rid of pantry moths is a hard and laborious task that needs to be done fast. Here are some steps to help you:

  1. Eliminate the main source of infestation – Empty your cupboard and find the source. Anything contaminated needs to be bagged up and thrown out. Wash your containers with hot soapy water.
  2. Clean the area thoroughly – In your pantry, remove all shelf, drawer lines and wash/wipe any items with water and vinegar to ensure unhatched eggs are kills and adult moths are repelled.
  3. Treat pantry moths – It is critical to have your home treated by a professional pest technician to ensure there is no infestation. Pantry moths can lay up to 400 eggs at a time and will hatch within a week.


Alternatively, you can call and let us professionally and safely use insecticides or fumigation methods to eliminate all moths.

How do I get rid of moth larvae?

The key here is to find them – generally they are hidden under food container lids, open food packets, they may have come in with your food shopping packages or can often be found around your ceiling architraves.


Once found, you can eliminate them by throwing the contents away in the rubbish and using hot soapy water to wash and scrub any areas you have found larvae or eggs.


It is vital you source all larvae because within a week, pantry moths can lay and hatch up to 400 eggs. For you, this means the cycle will start again.


Call us today to treat these areas to ensure pantry moths are completely eliminated from your home.

Do pantry moths eat clothes?

It is not common however pantry moths can eat your clothing. They generally come from your pantry and may fly further to search for another feeding ground. Usually your wardrobe is not one of them – unless you keep a stash of snacks hidden in your pocket!

Where do moths come from in the house?

Pantry moths generally come into your home via food packages and may continue to spread around your house such as your ceiling architraves. You may not realise they exist in your pantry however within a week, a pantry moth can lay and hatch up to 400 eggs.


Call us today to treat these areas to ensure pantry moths are completely eliminated from your home.

Call Control Pest Management today for peace of mind for your home and its occupants.

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