Pantry moths and clothes moths
Have you already tried everything to get rid of pantry moths and their whitish larvae, or of clothes moths?
But the fluttering moths always re-emerged?
Would you like to know why conventional methods do not help you to rid your home of moths, and how you will be freed of moths.
How does it work?
Clothes moths and pantry moths (food moths, Indian meal moths or kitchen moths) can be fought and destroyed by their natural enemies, so-called trichograms: The almost invisible trichograms which are also known as "micro-wasps" normally occur in the wild or in your garden.
These microscopically small enemies of pantry, food, meal and clothes moths will seek and find the eggs of the moths and destroy them. Thus no new moths and larvae (the little white "worms") will develop and finally you will be rid of the moths. Once all moths are eliminated, the trichograms will die of lack of food and simply turn to dust.
You can hardly see them: the parasitic trichograms are only 0.03 mm in size (about as big as a comma or the dot on the letter i). Thus they get into every little hiding place where female moths lay their eggs.
Why nothing else has helped so far against pantry, food or clothes moths:
Neither discarding all the food, nor the most thorough scrubbing of the kitchen or the wardrobe helps to permanently ward off the moths - just when you thought they were gone, you see one fluttering by.
Moths and larvae even survive the use of insecticides and pesticides, because they hide their eggs in small cracks and their larvae are very resistant to these agents.
Though many of the flying moths will die, after a few weeks the pantry moths and clothes moths will reappear.
Extremely toxic insecticides and pesticides cannot be used in or around any area where food is prepared or in places where food supplies are stored. In the bedroom insecticides are not recommended, either.
The pheromone trap: Lures in only a few males, never any females - many female moths are already impregnated and therefore continue to lay their eggs in small hiding places. By the way: a single female lays up to 300 eggs, distributed one by one over a period of a week to 10 days.
Pheromone traps have a very specific effect: one kind only works for food moths, the other clothes moths. By using the trap you can establish which pest you are dealing with.
Your benefits regarding the treatment with trichograms:
- Complete extermination of pantry, food and clothes moths
- Natural, hygienic and biological - no side effects
- Easy to use
The best solution for pantry moths and clothes moths:
Trichogramma evanescens - a completely harmless micro-insect, almost invisible.
This tiny insect (size about 0.3 millimetres) searches out the eggs of your pantry moths. Once it has found an egg, the trichogram parasitizes the moth egg, i.e. it lays its own egg into the eggs of the moth. In this way, a new trichogram is created rather than a new moth.
Since trichograms have excellent olfactory sensors, they find the entire brood of moths.
As a result all moth eggs will be destroyed and no moth generations can develop.
Once the eggs are destroyed, the trichograms cannot live any more either and will die or fly out of the window.
Dead trichograms leave only minimal traces: they turn into dust. After the treatment with trichograms you will find about one additional gram of dust in your apartment.
You will receive the cards containing the trichograms by mail.
On arrival, immediately place the cards in your kitchen cabinets, storage racks, shelves or in the wardrobe to enable the trichograms to search the eggs of moths.
After 8 weeks, the pantry moths will be gone (this period is necessary to ensure the complete extermination of those moths because it takes 8 weeks for pantry moths to complete their life cycle). After 16 weeks you will be rid of the clothes moths.
Trichogramms free you from
- Pantry moths/food moths/kitchen moths
- carpet or clothes moths
- flour moths
- and other variants such as pyral moth, plodia interpunctella, rice moths, textile moths, etc.
Larvae of the food moth
Suggestion of the week: Pantry moths can be found in products that contain dry food. Nuts, flour, cereals, etc. are particularly infested. When buying food, look for cobweb-like substances, grains clumped together with sticky secretions, or small holes in the packages. Discard such packages and place them in a bin outside! Webbing in corners is also sign of moth infestation.
These days, food moths are present everywhere. It is of utmost importance, therefore, to check stored provisions regularly to detect problems and discard affected products. Cupboards should be cleaned regularly, and crumbs removed so that the moths do not find any food and secretly become established.
After treatment with trichograms, avoid re-infestation (e.g. by purchasing the same "contaminated" products). All foods should be checked immediately.
For companies, producers, manufacturers, commercial use, etc. a continuous use of trichograms is recommended due to the high risk of re-infection from food deliveries.
Our weekly suggestion:
Foodmoths always lay their eggs in the vicinity of dry foodstuffs. This is where the cards with trichograms must be placed. Don't forget: Dried "real" flowers, straw decorations, ornaments using items such as dried slices of oranges (potpouries), straw stars or warming pillows filled with grains are also very popular places for moths to lay their eggs.
In your household, you'll achieve an effective extermination of existing moths after thorough cleaning and discarding foodstuffs affected by the moth larvae, and the usage of the beneficial insects (?) against the egg-laying moths. After using the cards, care must be taken not to introdyce the moths again, for example by buying contaminated products. All food should be checked immediately and stored, if possible, in airtight containers.
Using pheromone traps, and checking them regularly, facilitates early recognition of moth infestation and the timely employment of trichograms. Thus an extensive development of moths can be avoided, and greater damage in the company can be averted.