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Best Moth Trap

Moths are not the problem they used to be, but they can still be a nuisance under the right circumstances. The types that is targeted with moth traps are both clothing moths or pantry meal worm moths. Clothing moths are attracted to natural clothing fibers, like cotton, fur, hair, silk and felt, to name a few, where they will lay their eggs. Pantry moths are attracted to wheat and flour sources. In both cases, it is the larvae that do the damage, since they feast on the natural fibers that clothing is made of, or the raw flour particles from grains and wheats.

The advent of synthetic fibers have been one of the largest deterrents to moth infestation in closets and storage trunks, since there is no nutritional value for the larvae. Likewise, sealable containers have replaced paper and burlap storage for flour, so moths cannot get at a food source and lay their eggs. But in any closet or pantry, there may be an opening for moth infestation, and that is where moth traps become valuable for eradication.

The top rated trap will be the most effective, safest and easiest to use, and price will be no object. All of these traps will be effective in controlling moths, with safety and ease of use in every situation, from pantries to closets.

Catchmaster Moth and Pantry Pest Trap

There is no safer or more effective moth trap than the Catchmaster Moth and Pantry Pest Trap. Designed for pantry moths, this glue trap uses a sexual pheromone to lure common pantry moths, like meal moths, raisin moths and all of the other most common types. Since it uses no toxic chemicals, it is safe for use around kids and pets. They are very easy to use. Open the package, spread the triangular trap open, place it on a counter and you are done. No muss, no fuss. Easy, safe and effective, moth traps don't get better than this.

Springstar S1524 Jumbo Clothes Moth Trap

For clothing moth infestations in closets or trunks, the Springstar S1524 Jumbo Clothes Moth Trap will work for you. It is a sticky glue trap infused with a sexual pheromone lure that targets male clothing moths. The traps will keep working for three to four months, and they can then be disposed of and new ones set. These traps come in multiples of two, and for best results, both of them must be used at the same time. This will ensure complete coverage in any confined space where clothing moths might be present. Safe and non-toxic, open the package, spread open the triangular shaped trap, insert the pheromone lure and place the trap on the floor or a shelf. That's all there is to it.

Terro 2900 Pantry Moth Trap

From one of the most respected names in insect control, the TERRO Pantry Moth Trap will get the job done. This sticky glue trap also uses a pheromone lure that is placed inside of the triangular folding trap. Easy to use and non-toxic, there is little difference between this trap and the top rated Catchmaster. They are both safe and non-toxic, so they can be used around kids and pets, and they are easy to set up. However, the TERRO trap may be a more expensive option, and although price is no object here, there is no more effectiveness to be gained by spending more. Rest assured that the TERRO trap will work, and as far as performance is concerned, it is second to none.

Pro-Pest Clothes Moth Traps

For a pheromone infused sticky glue trap that works as well as the top rated trap, get the Pro-Pest Clothes Moth Traps. Safe to use, easy to set up and effective, these traps only catch the males, but as we all know, it takes two to tango. The pheromone lure is placed inside of the trap, and the trap can be placed on the floor, a shelf or hung on a wall. The only reason this isn't at the top is because it costs a bit more for the same type of effectiveness. Otherwise, is every other aspect, it is good to go. Always use two at a time for maximum effectiveness.

Allure 6 Diamond Shaped Pantry Pest Moth Control Pheromones Traps

If you do not have any counter space, or space in your pantry is limited, try the Allure 6 Diamond Shaped Pantry Pest Moth Control Pheromones Traps. Using a pheromone attractant on a sticky glue board, these traps are made for hanging. They are a bit more complex to employ, since you have to bait the trap inside of the top folds, then hang the trap for maximum effectiveness. But in places where there is no counter space, this may be your only option. They last for up to three months, and once filled with moths or after 3 months of use, dispose of the trap and hang fresh ones.

Dale Y
Dale Y has been writing about home improvement and Do-It-Yourself projects for more than a decade, using his own hands-on maintenance, construction and facilities management experience as a guide. He has covered the gamut by writing about news and views, home and garden ideas, home and business maintenance, and property management. As an offshoot, he had his own sewing machine and small appliance repair business, and can tell an embroidery stitch from a stretch stitch, all the while cooking the best salmon fillet ever on a countertop grill, while making a smoothie in the latest bullet blender. In this capacity, he has used a wide variety of tools and equipment for every need, worked with products ranging from adhesives to solvents, sewed shirt sleeves with a #14 needle and finished leather appliqué with a #18 needle.
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