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How to Repel Grain Moths with Bay Leaves

How to Repel Grain Moths with Bay Leaves

Tired of pouring out your cereal in the morning only to have a moth fly out?
Those pesky grain moths are often found in bags of
flour and box of rice.

I consulted with an expert at the King Arthur Flour Company. Operating a
flour mill he knew all about grain moths. He unequivocally recommended bay
leaves as the best grain moth repellent. Sprinkle bay leaves on shelves, or tape
bay leaves inside of canisters or cereal boxes. He claims that the bay leaves
won’t leave a flavor. Grain moths like warmth and moisture, so store grains in
airtight containers and in a cool place. The only other material he found to
work to deter grain moths is Bazooka Bubble Gum! (You follow the same directions
as with bay leaves.)

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4:02PM PST on Feb 19, 2013

sounds good, but does it really work?

3:50PM PST on Feb 19, 2013

Thanks, I guess the aroma of the bay leaves is what works, when they fade swap for new.

6:21AM PST on Jan 23, 2013

Thanks sound good!!

12:37AM PST on Jan 23, 2013


5:36PM PST on Jan 22, 2013

good to know

4:53PM PDT on Sep 19, 2012

wow interesting! :)

6:20PM PST on Dec 8, 2011


4:44PM PST on Nov 9, 2011

Thank you for the info and tips on getting rid of them!

10:45AM PDT on Oct 22, 2011

Thanks for the tip. Any guesses as to how often you should change your bay leaves?

7:34AM PDT on Oct 22, 2011

Thanks for the tip! Any guesses as to how often you have to change the bay leaves?

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I'm allergic to shellfish, but everything else is good to GO. :)

I don't understand the desire to go trophy hunting.


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