There is nothing worse than having to throw out food due to a moth infestation in the pantry. The best ways to keep the pests at bay in ensure that all your food items are stored in air tight containers once opened.
However if you suspect that you already have moths in your pantry you take the following steps to get rid of the problem ASAP -
1) Check all flours and grains in your pantry first as this is preferred breeding areas for moths, also check any sweets, dried fruit etc. You are look for moths, larvae and eggs which look like webbing or clumps of grains.
2) Remove any suspected moth infested food from your home.
3) Wipe down your pantry shelves with the following homemade natural moth prevention spray -
1/4 cup of vinegar
1/4 cup of distilled water
4 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil, 8 drops of Lavender Essential Oil and 10 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Add to a spray bottle
4) Add dry Bay Leaves to each shelf in your pantry to repel future moths.