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Do pantry moths go away after summer??!!

I am very interested to see what happens with pantry moth infestations after the hot summer months are over!  It seems like these things just flourish in the summer, but what happens in colder climates during the fall and winter?  I read that they can hibernate...but for how long?  Do they literally sleep all winter and then come out when it gets warm?
 
If anyone has had an issue with pantry moths during the winter I would love to hear about it.  It would be great if they just simply died out on their own when the weather got cold, but somehow I doubt it.   I am also happy to say that afterusing Aunt Norma's Pantry moth spray for my infestation at the beginning of the summer, I have not had any more problems!!  There IS hope, afterall.  I am still very careful to put newly purchased bags of rice and grains in the freezer for a week before I add them to my pantry, and I touch up with the spray every week or so, and I haven't seen a single moth.
 
I also have been finding some other interesting uses for the spray.  I bought and re-finished an antique dresser that had been in storage for a seemingly long time.  It was really dirty adn while I was cleaning it out, found a nest of spiders (YUCK!!!)  I sprayed the pantry moth spray in the drawers right on the wood.  It actually gave the wood a lovely aroma, it really soaked in and I haven't seen a single spider since- I guess they don't like the dpray much either.  Also, I was trying to slepp and had the windows open because of the heat, and was getting eaten alive by a mosquito.  It was such an aggressive assault that it woke me up- with 3 HUGE bites!  I didn't know where my DEET was (and honestly I hate using that stuff b/c of the chemicals, I htink it affects my sensitive skin) so I went to the kitchen and grabbed the pantry moth spray and misted my hair and my nightgown, went back to bed and slept peacefully the rest of the night!

6 Comments to Do pantry moths go away after summer??!!:

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Nancy on Monday, August 13, 2012 7:16 AM
Doubt away, my friend. I got moths in December and have been fighting them ever since, so I don't for a minute believe that they hibernate during the winter. 8 months of this nonsense is entirely too much. We had a warmer winter than usual in the Northeast this past year, but it was still cold enough for coats, so I'd think that if anything were going to happen, I wouldn't have seen the wee buggers until the spring sometime.
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ok-storereplica2u on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:32 AM
Hi.. I always use natural things for health, this is very useful for me.


heather on Thursday, January 10, 2013 4:34 PM
I have a huge infestation with larva and moths and eggs and I am beyond grossed out, organic food is expensive as is and now I have to throw it all away. It is middle of January and freezing in here so winter does not deter them from multiplying.
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Ginny on Friday, March 01, 2013 2:48 PM
I had a horrible infestation of pantry moths last year, but i thought we had really killed all of them by taking severe measures (putting everything in 100 percent contains, adding spearmint EVERYWHERE). However, this past week I saw two of them. Now I'm getting worried again.
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Karen on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 5:53 AM
Oh definitely...I live in the Toronto area and yes we are cold in the winter. I kill probably at least 3 per day which may not sound like a lot to some but my walls and backsplash are now covered in moths squished. I haven't grouted the backsplash yet and found the larvae stage there and they appear to be "in" the microwave...not the part where you put your food but underneath...how the heck I am going to clean that is beyond me.
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Connie on Monday, June 10, 2013 6:42 PM
I have these pantry moths and driving me crazy! Now they getting in my meds. How do I get rid of them?
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