Getting rid of pantry moths - Any success stories? ((Sigh))
We've never had a problem before in the 28 years we've been married, but found some pantry moths a few days ago and are in the process of doing everything I read on the internet to get rid of them. I've read other people's stories about how even though they thoroughly cleaned everything, stored food in air tight containers, freeze dried foods for a few days etc. they've had them come back. I am horrified to think they could come back, especially after all we've thrown out, the cleaning, bleaching, and even exterminating we've done, and I'm not sure at what point we can rest easy (I've read the moth cycle can take from 30 to 300 days to complete!) I'm afraid I'll miss a crumb somewhere in the next 300 days and it will all start up again. Has anyone had long term success getting rid of these pests? Also, I've gotten rid of all dried foods, even those with no signs of contamination, but do I need to also throw out all spices, oils, extracts, molassess, Karo syrup etc. even if they show no signs of contamination? I'm afraid an egg could be on the container somewhere and hatch even if I wipe them down. Anyone with success eliminating them long term?