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Phantom Aerosol Spray has changed to Phantom II. Phantom insecticide in a convenient and easy-to-use aerosol can. Effective on pyrethroid-resistant strains of bed bugs and cockroaches. Excellent for ants too.

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Suspend Polyzone
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Nuvan ProStrips
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Tempo Ultra WSP Insecticide
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Temprid Ready Spray
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The superior performance of Temprid combined with new Bayer Ready-to-Spray technology.


Evergreen Pyrethrum Concentrate
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Tri-Die - 8 oz.
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Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust 1%
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Compare to Drione Dust, Evergreen is a botanical insecticide dust labeled for 230 insects including bed bugs.


PI Aerosol - 18 oz.
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Containing 0.5% natural Pyrethrin (a botanical extract) and 4% PBO this aerosol contact insecticide provides excellent knockdown and killing results.

Demand G Granules
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ULD BP-100 Fogging Concentrate
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Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide
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PT 221L Residual Aerosol - 17.5 oz. can
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Microcare Aerosol
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An aerosol insecticide non-residual pyrethrum spray that kills flying insects, lice and eggs, fleas and ticks, and no-see-ums.


NyGuard EZ1
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Pro-Control Total Release Aerosol Insecticide 6 oz.
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This easy-to-use aerosol insecticide guarantees to provide an effective control and quick knockdown of flying and crawling insects.

FMC Residual Fogger
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Features esfenvalerate and provides 30 days residual.


Transport GHP Insecticide
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Southern Ag Natural Pyrethrin Concentrate
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ULD BP-300 Fogging Concentrate
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A oil based fogging concentrate that can be used with ULV, thermal and propane fogging equipment or other fogging systems for treating a broad-spectrum of insects.


Malathion 57%
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A professional insecticide that controls insects for commercial & residential ornamentals, trees, fruits & vegetables, fruit & nut trees, and agricultural.

Alpine PT Insecticide Aerosol
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This contains the active ingredient of Dinotefuran, the same as in Alpine Dust that controls many crawling and flying insects.

Hi-Yield Indoor/Outdoor 10% Permethrin Insecticide
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A professional insecticide with 10% permethrin that controls insects on commercial & residential indoor & outdoor lawns, gardens and ornamental plants.


Pivot 10 IGR Concentrate
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A professional insecticide that is an IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) for commercial & residential and indoor & outdoor applications including lawns and landscaping.

Tempo SC Ultra - 32 mL
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Ultra effectively controls a broad spectrum of indoor, outdoor, and turf and ornamental pests. - Only for professional use

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A professional insecticide that is an IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) for commercial & residential indoor & outdoor applications including lawns.


FenvaStar Plus Esfenvalerate 8.4%
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Mavrik Perimeter
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A professional insecticide that controls insects for commercial & residential outdoor landscape ornamental flowers, shrubs and trees.

On Time Metered Aerosol
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On Time Metered Aerosol is a more economical version of Clean Air Purge III.


Bonide Pyrethrin Garden Insect Spray
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A natural insecticide that kills aphids, beetles, webworms, leafhoppers and many other lawn and garden insects.

Acephate 97UP Insecticide
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Harmonix Insect Spray
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A natural biological insecticide with residual control for residential and commercial indoor and outdoor applications including lawns and landscaping.


PyGanic Crop Protection EC 1.4 II
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An professional organic compliant insecticide that is OMRI Listed for use in greenhouses and all outdoor growing crops and ornamentals.

MotherEarth 2% Py Contact Aerosol - 17.5 oz.
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This contact aerosol is a proven crack, crevice, spot, and space insecticide that targets a wide range of insects including ants, bedbugs, cockroaches, fleas and more.

Clear Zone Double Impact Farm Fly Spray
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A farm fly spray that is formulated with two active ingredients and a synergistic to provide a quick knockdown of flying insects and residual activity that lasts for hours.


Southern AG Thuricide BT Caterpillar Control
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A thuricide insecticide that protects ornamental flowers, shrubs & trees, and fruit, nut & vegetable gardens from caterpillars and worms.

Conserve SC
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A professional biological insecticide with Spinosad for commercial & residential fruits & vegetables, fruit & citrus trees, ornamental shrubs & trees.

Hi-Yield Bug Blaster Bifenthrin 2.4%
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An insecticide that controls over 75 insects for residential indoors & outdoors in turf-grass, ornamental plants, shrubs and trees.


Stryker Multi-Use Insecticide
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A professional insecticide for commercial & residential indoor & outdoor applications for ornamental plants, shrubs & trees, including livestock.

PyGanic Crop Protection EC 5.0 II
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A professional insecticide with pyrethrins that is OMRI Listed for commercial & residential indoor & outdoor on crops, livestock and ornamentals.

PFT Yellow Hanging Station - Single
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Economical trap that can be used for trapping or baiting flying insects.


D - Sect Clear IPM Station - Single
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A perfect solution for baiting, monitoring, capturing and killing crawling insect and some flying insects.

Clear Zone Metered Aerosol - CASE (12 cans)
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An insecticide spray can that is a one month supply in a wall dispenser and treats up to 6,000 cubic feet for flies, gnats, mosquitoes and small flying moths.

VamPyre Misting Concentrate
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A water-based micro-emulsion pyrethrum insecticide that provides control of over 85 insects for commercial & residential indoors.


EcoTreat - Natural Outdoor Insect Control
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A Natural & Organic insecticide that controls indoor and outdoor insects that is natural, safe, and powerful.

PermaCap CS (Controlled Release Permethrin)
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A professional insecticide for commercial & residential indoor & outdoor applications including lawns and ornamental plants.

InVite Moth Lure Gel
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A 12-dose gel bait that is designed to lure ephestia, Indian meal, plodia, almond, tobacco, Mediterranean flour and raisin moths.


PROKoZ Sevin SL Carbaryl Insecticide
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A professional insecticide for commercial & residential outdoor applications on ornamental plants, shrubs & trees, turf-grass and fruit & vegetables.

Maggies Farm Pantry Moth Trap
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An effective way of eliminating moths on cupboards, pantry and garage.

Luralite Cento Plus
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Luralite Cento Plus, the 18 watt model, is a compact and reliable insect catching system, designed as the discreet solution to front of house applications - bars, cafes, restaurants.


WCM Black Stripe Delta Kit
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A monitoring trap kit that contains black stripe triangular (delta) trap and pheromone lure which is designed to attract and catch clothes moth.

Naprovit PRO Plus
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A natural insecticide for misting systems in residential & commercial indoor & outdoor applications that is environmentally safe for livestock and domestic animals.

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An effective spray aerosol pesticide that will help kill insect pests on contact and through vapor action.


Optimate CS
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A professional insecticide for commercial & residential outdoor applications including lawns, ornamental shrubs & trees along with livestock.

XLure RTU Fabric Insect Trap
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A pheromone insect trap that easily catches Webbing and Casemaking Clothes Moths, Brown House Moth, Varied and Black Carpet Beetles

Country Vet Metered Fly Spray
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Metered spray that effectively kills and repels unwanted flies, mosquitoes and other flying insects.


Essentria All Purpose Insecticide Concentrate
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A professional all-natural & organic (NOP) insecticide for commercial & residential indoor & outdoor applications including lawn & garden and ornamental landscaping.

AzaGuard Insecticide Nematicide
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An organic insecticide nematicide that is an insect growth regulator (IGR) that controls and repels over 300 insects in commercial & residential applications.

OMRI Natural Insect Control Kit
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OMRI listed products that controls insects while complying with the USDA Natural Organic Program Rule.


FMC Astro Insecticide
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A professional insecticide for commercial & residential indoor & outdoor applications on lawns, ornamental shrubs & trees, and greenhouses.

Pyronyl Crop Spray
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A professional insecticide pre-harvest spray for commercial minor crops, animal feed crops and ornamental shrubs & trees.

GreenWay Food Moth Traps
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GreenWay Food Moth Traps captures male and female food moths.


Prescription Treatment 4 Allure Moth Kit 24 pack
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Capture and eliminate moths and other stored product pests in any area of infestations using this effective trap board.

Alpine TR Aerosol
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A total release insecticide fogger that kills all of the most common insects and many others.

Orthene Turf Tree and Ornamental WSP
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A professional water soluble systemic insecticide that controls insects on ornamental plants, trees and turf-grass.


Orcon Beneficial Nematodes (7 million nematodes) (GC-R7M)
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Overture 35 WP Insecticide
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BaseLine Insecticide
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Microcare 3% CS Controlled Release Pyrethrin
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ULD HydroPy-300 Pyrethrin
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A special 3% pyrethrin formulation that kills insects fast and is for fogging and misting systems for controlling mosquitoes and many other insects.

Martin's Permethrin 13.3%
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EcoVia WD
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Manna Pro Pure Defense
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An all-natural Diatomaceous earth that naturally kills many common and crawling insects for commercial and residential areas.

Bayer Home Pest Bed Bug and Flea Killer 15 oz.
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An effective bed bug and flea killer with great residual control. Aerosol sprays at any angle, even up side down!


Troika Misting Concentrate
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Bayer Advanced Dual Action Rose and Flower Insect Killer Continuous Spray
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Kills on contact and protects up to 30 days.

SPM Black Stripe Delta Kit
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Pantry moth / IMM trap with pheromone attraction system for monitoring and trapping pantry moths / Indian Meal Moths.


Arena 50 WDG Insecticide
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Broad spectrum insecticide to control insects for ornamental plants, interior plantscapes, turfgrass, and non-bearing fruit and nut trees.

Citation Insecticide
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Koppert Pherodis Clepsis Spectrana - Cyclamen Totrix (8050)
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This pheromone lure consists of Clepsis Spectrana to attract moths.


OHP Discus N/G Insecticide
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OHP Decathlon 20 WP
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CideTrak IMM Moth Lures
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A mating disruptant lure for the prevention and control of the Indian Meal Moth (IMM) and related moths.


Orcon Green Lacewings
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A great alternative to chemicals and the perfect predator of aphids, scale, thrip and other soft bodied pests.

Orcon Ladybug and Lacewing (500 adult ladybugs 1000 lacewing eggs)
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A power pack that helps in eliminating aphids, leaf hoppers and other destructive soft bodied pests.

Quali-Pro Lambda GC-O
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An emulsifiable water-based insecticide designed to provide long-lasting insect control on turf and ornamentals.


Koppert Chrysopa (Chrysoperla carnea) 500 ml
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Targets aphids and many other pest insects, like whiteflies, thrips and moth eggs.

Koppert Rollertraps 15cm - Yellow
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Effectively traps damaging pests like fungus gnats, thrips, aphids, leafminers and whiteflies.

Koppert Delta Trap
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Monitors butterflies, moths or male alate mealy bugs inside or outside the greenhouse.


Koppert Delta Trap Sticky Plates
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Placed inside the delta trap to monitor butterflies, moths or male mealy bugs inside or outside the greenhouse.

Koppert Miglyphus (Diglyphus isaea) 100 ml
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This bottle contains 500 Diglyphus isaea adults (Parasitic Wasps). These live organisms effectively controls leaf miners in warmer temperatures.

Koppert Pherodis Cacoecimorpha Pronubana - Carnation Tortrix (8090)
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This pheromone lure consist of Cacoecimorpha Pronubana or commonly known as Carnation Tortrix to detect moths.


Koppert Pherodis Chrysodeixis Chalcites - Tomato Loopers (8020)
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This pheromone lure consists of Chrysodeixis chalcites or commonly known as Tomato Loopers to attract moths.

Koppert Pherodis Duponchelia Fovealis - European Pepper Moth (8080)
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This pheromone lure consists of Duponchelia fovealis or commonly known as European pepper moth to attract moths.

Koppert Pherodis Spodoptera Exigua - Beet Armyworm (8030)
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This pheromone lure consist of Spodoptera Exigua or commonly known as Beet Armyworm to attract moths.


Organic Diatomaceous Earth
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Organic Diatomaceous Earth Insect Dust made from all natural ingredients and OMRI listed for organic production and kills insects for nine months.

BioDefense Indoor Insecticide - Lemongrass
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A natural and organic insecticide that kills and repels insects and parasites that is 100% safe for indoors and kills on contact.

EverGreen Crop Protection EC 60-6
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A professional insecticide for commercial outdoor use on growing crops, ornamentals, stored products, livestock and fruit fly control on harvested fruits and vegetables.


Amdro Quick Kill Lawn & Landscape Ready-To-Spray
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Amdro Quick Kill Lawn & Landscape Ready-To-Spray controls over 200 insects.

Cyhalocap CS - Lamda Cyhalothrin
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A professional micro-encapsulated insecticide for commercial & residential indoor & outdoor applications including landscaping & lawns.

Custom Glueboard for D - Sect Station - single
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Used for professional monitoring of large number of insect pests for D Sect Stations


Koppert Minusa (Dacnusa sibirica) 100 ml
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This bottle contains 500 Dacnusa sibirica (Parasitic Wasps). These live organisms effectively controls leaf miners in colder temperatures.

 

Buy professional grade moth control and moth killer products to help keep your home moth-free. Each product sold on this page is specified for moth control and will provide you with in-depth instructions on how to get rid of moths effectively, so they stay away and don't come back.

Much like butterflies, moths are generally regarded as benign. Usually, it’s the caterpillars that cause problems for most gardens and landscaping. Sometimes, though, you need to get rid of moths. Whether you’re dealing with a pantry moth or clothes moth infestation, or are just annoyed with the few you find around your home, controlling moths can be easy with the right information, tools, and products.

Moth Control Basics

Moths aren’t difficult to control, but it is important to understand what you’re dealing with when it comes to moths. There are only a handful of moths that homeowners have problems with. Clothes moths, which are destructive to stored wool and fur products, pantry moths (or Indian meal moths) that are destructive to stored grain products, and gypsy moths, which are heavy defoliators. Below are steps to take when dealing with a moth infestation based on the three moths mentioned above. While other moths may become nuisances, the basic control principles remain the same for all types of moths.

Damage: The three moths discussed in this article can cause significant damage. All moth larvae, or caterpillars, can cause damage to plants, but the moths discussed here cause specific damage to specific items, or are especially damaging.

  • Clothes moths: The larvae of these moths will eat through stored woolen clothing, damage furs, eat through felt pads in pianos, and cause general damage to any animal-based clothing, and may congregate where hair collects (baseboards, etc).
  • Pantry moths: This species of moth feed on stored grain products and other foods and can chew through cardboard and plastic packaging. They infest products and render them unusable, and these food products include: dried fruit, cornmeal, cereals, chocolate, crackers, dry pet food, etc. They can spin a silken web-like material as they feed and cause unpleasant odors.
  • Gypsy moths: Gypsy moth caterpillars cause serious economic damage by heavy defoliation of many types of trees.
  • General moth damage: Adult moths are rarely the cause of the damage. Caterpillars, or moth larvae, are voracious eaters and can cause significant damage to their preferred food source, be it

Monitoring: This is a key step in moth control because it will help you determine whether you have an infestation, the scope of the infestation, and lets you take inventory of the damage. First, you’ll want to check for any visible damage.

  • Clothes moths: Larvae feed on wool clothing, carpets, rugs, stored wool items, furs, fish food, felt pads in pianos, and any other stored organic materials. You will need to inspect all of these products, including beneath clothing cuffs and collars, cracks and crevices of furniture, and underneath furniture especially where carpet is present. Some species create silken webbing, so keep an eye out for that as well. Inspect all stored susceptible clothing, as well as where hair collects. Look for live moths and larvae, eggs, etc.
  • Pantry moths: These moths are found anywhere that grain-based food products are stored. Indian meal moth larvae, the most common type of pantry moths, will feed on any product they can find, even traces of flour. Look for larvae, eggs, and the small adult moths in areas where grain-based food is stored. When the larvae feed on the material, there will be feces present and the food can take on an unpleasant odor that you may notice.
  • Gypsy moths: Gypsy moths use a wide variety of trees as hosts. Egg masses, which look like tan or gold colored patches on tree bark, are an early indicator of an imminent gypsy moth problem. Seeing adult moths in your area previous to the egg masses, and having experienced the defoliating larvae in the past are good predictors of an infestation. Keep an eye on trees in your area.

Prevention: Prevention techniques for almost any indoor pest are very similar. Simply put, you need to ensure that the susceptible area or item does not offer food, water, or shelter to discourage inhabitation. If you don’t currently have an infestation, or are trying to get rid of one now, these steps are important to follow when avoiding or getting rid of moths.

  • Clothes moths: To prevent a clothes moth infestation, it all comes down to proper storage. Susceptible clothing must be kept in mothproof containers, such as wood or hard plastic, that can’t be chewed through. The containers should be properly sealed. All clothes must be washed or dry-cleaned before storage, as soiled clothing or fabrics are more susceptible to damage. Keep storage area clean, free of cobwebs, etc.
  • Pantry moths: Pantry moth prevention starts at the grocery store, checking vulnerable food for any signs of insects. Look for eggs, larvae, and adult moths. Make sure you keep your pantry or food storage area clean and free of spills, and that all food is in tightly sealed containers, preferably glass or hard plastic. Keep your food in a rotation: older food to the front, newer food to the back, and try to only buy what you will use in a few months.
  • Gypsy moths: A big part of prevention efforts for gypsy moths begins with the eggs. Egg masses on trees should be removed and placed in a bucket of soapy water. Very cold temperatures can kill the eggs. Keeping trees healthy can help trees bounce back from any insect damage, including gypsy moths.
  • General moth prevention: Make sure your home is well sealed against insect intruders. Moths are often attracted to lights, so keeping shades shut can decrease moths gathering near your windows. Keep any possible food sources out of reach of moths, and reduce any possible shelter for the moths and other insects, indoors and out.

Trapping: Moth traps can be used for reduction of populations (if populations aren’t too large) and to help monitor your current situation. Placing traps in susceptible areas before an infestation will help you detect the first signs of any moths in your area. All moth traps use pheromones, or sex hormones, to trap one half of a moth population. They help you to pinpoint the “hot spots” of an infestation. Always read instructions carefully and thoroughly before use.

Insecticides: For indoor moths, aerosol insecticides formulated for moths will work great, but you will want to look for long lasting products that continue to work after you spray. This helps to continue control for weeks or months between applications. Outdoors, look for residual products to spray on susceptible or moth-heavy areas. Gypsy moths are susceptible to insecticides and natural predators, like birds and bats, that can help to keep populations at a minimum. We carry kits for clothes moths and pantry moths, and many products formulated to work on gypsy moth caterpillars and a wide range of other nuisance moths.


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