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.)


Terry V.
Terry V6 years ago

sounds good, but does it really work?

Melinda K.
Past Member 6 years ago

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

Tanya W.
Tanya W6 years ago

Thanks sound good!!

Aditya n.
Aditya n6 years ago


J.L. A.
JL A6 years ago

good to know

Carmely Guizar
Carmely Guizar6 years ago

wow interesting! :)

Jennifer C.
Past Member 7 years ago


Sherri Mowbray
Sherri M7 years ago

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

Dawn E.
Dawn E.7 years ago

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

Dawn E.
Dawn E.7 years ago

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