Here at Chez Beloved, we’re fighting a (losing) battle against these rotten little buggers:

!)@*(#&@*& PANTRY MOTH!!

!)@*(#&@*& PANTRY MOTH!!

They are EVERYWHERE.  And it’s going to be very expensive to get rid of them – not because it’s an expensive process per se – just some pheromone based traps from the supermarket, and a good wipe down of everything – but because you have to THROW OUT EVERYTHING THAT MIGHT BE INFESTED.

Oh sure, some of the food can be frozen, that kills the blighters. Unfortunately, even though we have an insanely large fridge/freezer, there is NO space in the freezer section at all.

So MOST things  –  like flour, spices, rice, pasta, etc etc etc – basically anything not in a TIN (although I believe the moths are secretly breeding a mutant SUPERMOTH to even get around that difficulty) have to be tossed.  *fume*



And the moths are, of course, in my sewing room as well.  Which is why my grabbing the lidless can of this

Spray Starch

Spray Starch

and attempting to spray it around the room -INSTEAD OF THIS



was inevitable.

However, those moths have the CRISPEST, MOST CREASE FREE WINGS you ever saw…..


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  1. Becky’s avatar

    Ewwww. Sorry. Maybe you can call in Godzilla to help with the supermoth? 😉

  2. Warty Mammal’s avatar

    Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. When I separated from Mr. Wrong, he lived in the house (which I had paid off while he sat on his butt and masturbated to internet porn, but that’s another story) for a year-and-a-half. When I finally returned, after having been relieved of half of my net worth and his slimy tentacles, I found all of the cabinets in the kitchen and pantry crawling with larvae. (There were other issues as well, but I’ll spare you a list.)

    I was seriously impressed, and not in a good way.

    If you have a compost pile, I’ve found that the infested things work pretty well for layering with green matter. Of course, given that your area is having a hideous drought, there probably isn’t any green matter. Never mind …

  3. Naiiad’s avatar

    I’ve been fighting them for years. We keep getting reinfested and if it isn’t them, it’s weevils *shudder*

  4. Brenda’s avatar

    We have these pesky little blighters as well. Venturing into the pantry is sometimes akin to a scene from the Birds.

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