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.)