Only someone who has opened the cereal carton after a few days without remembering it, and with it being poorly closed, and has found a nest of worms inside will know how truly important it is to prevent moths from accessing the kitchen. It is true that these insects do not pose a risk to people, but they are very annoying. And no one wants to find themselves in the situation of finding moth larvae in their food. Luckily, this can be avoided.
The moths that sneak into kitchens are nothing more than insects that access these spaces with the sole purpose of finding food. Although it must also be taken into account that there is a possibility that they do it through food that has already been infected by them. However, if one thing is clear, it is that there are certain types of foods that especially attract your attention. And you should be careful with them if you want to avoid having them as intruders in the kitchen.
Caution with kitchen moths is even more pressing considering that they are very attracted to various types of foods and that, in addition, some of them are used in the daily lives of many people.
A moth in the kitchen poses a risk to food, since they not only consume it, but they can lay their eggs in it and, in just a few days, they will be infected by moth larvae. That is the main risk of these annoying insects. Therefore, it is advisable to take precautions to prevent them from roaming freely around the kitchen. Above all, in the pantry, its favorite place and where they are usually found, either on its walls or on the inside of the door.
One of the keys is to maintain adequate cleaning of the kitchen and, in particular, the pantry. Cleaning the surfaces from time to time to prevent remains or to remove food that has been spilled, such as flour, for example. Another recommendation has to do with the storage of food, since it is important that it is closed hermetically. Which will also prevent infestations.
And, with respect to the latter, periodically checking foods that have been open for some time will be necessary in order to identify possible sources of moth infection in the kitchen. Especially in the case of those who are more prone.