I have my trap out. The moths fly in and out of it, but don't get stuck. What am I missing?
There is a protective layer of wax-like paper over the glue. Once you remove it, the glue will be exposed and the trap will have its maximum effect. See the instructions on the back of the box for more instructions.
Will the pantry moth traps work in my closet for clothing moths?
Probably not. Different moths are attracted to different pheromones. Pantry moth traps work specifically on moths attracted to food. Verify that your moths are Indian Meal Moths (Plodia Interpunctella). These are the most common pantry moths. The two most common clothing moths are the web-spinning clothes moth (Tineola Bisselliella) or the case-making clothes moth (Tinea Pellionella).
I touched the glue on the trap. How do I get it off my skin?
The glue is non-toxic and not harmful, but you do want to avoid contact with it because it is very sticky. If it gets on your skin, gently rub it with vegetable oil and then wash with soap and water. Repeat if necessary.
My traps have lots of moths, but I still see them flying around. What else can I do?
Placing moth traps in your kitchen, pantry, and cupboards will stop the mating process by trapping males. In order to eliminate the overall problem, (females and juveniles included), it is critical to find any contaminated food sources. Look inside plastic bags, cereal boxes, and in the corners of your pantry and cupboards. Look for small globs of webbing with tiny black dots of feces. Remove any contaminated food sources immediately, and dispose of them in a sealed bag in your outdoor trash receptacle. Then clean all areas of your kitchen, pantry, and cupboards with a simple cleaning mixture of vinegar and water.
My traps are out, but they don't seem to be catching many moths. What should I do?
First, ensure that the protective layer is removed from the glue. Next, change the location of your traps to find the ‘sweet spot’. Due to varying airflow in a home, changing the location of your traps to help maximize its trapping efficiency is highly recommended.
How long do these traps last? When should I replace them?
The pheromone attractant is effective for three months once they have been removed from the foil wrapper. After that, they start to lose potency. Dispose of them sooner if they are full of moths. Unopened, these traps will keep their potency for three years after the manufacturer date.