I guess the warning signs were there. We had the occasional moth flying around. They’re pretty slow and we’re pretty good at squashing them if I do say so myself. (Catching one of those moths with a clap of the hands does something good for your self esteem – such a sense of satisfaction). Yet they continued to multiply. It seemed like for every 1 we killed, 3 more would come as replacements.
One evening we arrived home after spending a glorious day on the beach only to find that while we were away we had been invaded by these moths. I don’t know if having the house shut up all day encouraged breeding and birthing or what, but they were ALL over. At that point you have no choice but to take some serious action. No amount of zapping these bugs with a clap of the hands was going to work.
So what did we do? We spent our Saturday night taking every single thing out of the cabinets and pantry, killing moths and larva (is that what it’s called?) along the way. There’ still an occasional moth flying around, but nothing like it was! We read online it could take 6 months to fully get rid of them. Yikes! At least the pantry is nice and organized now…. And it’s probably good preparation for moving overseas where there’s all sorts of insects fluttering and crawling around. Never a dull moment around here!