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How to get rid of food moths

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Discover how to get rid of food moths.

At first glance, they look like moths. Yet there is nothing graceful about food moths. On the contrary, you must eradicate them from your kitchen or risk being the victim of an invasion. Our natural methods to get rid of it.

If you see species of moths flying in our kitchen, be careful! It could well be the famous food moths. These voracious little creatures attack flour, pasta, rice, oats, quinoa, sugar, chocolate, dried fruits… How to get rid of food mothsHow to get rid of food moths

They are a different species from moths attacking clothes. Like their cousins, food moths should not interfere in your home. Indeed, when they contaminate food, these are unfit for consumption. All the more reason to open your eyes! Especially since they reproduce at high speed.

In case of infestation by food mites

The first reflex is unfortunately to throw away all the food that is in unclosed bags/containers, also checking that the closed bags have not been attacked. Be careful to throw unsuitable food in a garbage bag that you close carefully. Then, clean all your cupboards with white vinegar added to a few drops of essential oil ( tea tree, lemon, thyme ), not forgetting the corners.

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Another trick: if you have any doubts about the disappearance of moths, buy traps. These are plaques soaked in pheromones. The males are attracted and stick to it. The females can no longer be fertilized, so there will be no more eggs and therefore no more invasion. These traps can be sold in some organic stores.

Prevent the invasion of food moths

Once you’ve gotten rid of food moths, be sure to always put your food at risk in airtight containers, especially in good weather. For sugar, for example, do not leave it in its cardboard packaging.

Also, opt for an airtight jar or box. If in doubt, place your food in the freezer, which will kill the eggs. Good news, there are also natural repellents, including bay leaf (to place in your food jars), garlic, clove, or lavender essential oil (to diffuse in your kitchen).

Also, remember to put salt in your jars of rice or pasta. Finally, as soon as you find whitish worms, know that they are indeed the larvae of food moths. We throw away all the food, 

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