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!