Auuuugh! I hate pantry moths so much. Vile little things, fluttering around, getting into everything, and ruining it.
There is nothing that makes my skin crawl more than opening a jar from the pantry and finding it’s contents squirming with the little bastards. I’m shuddering just thinking about it.
The front line of my defence against these beasts is a botanical one, and it goes like this:
1. Collect some fresh bay leaves and rosemary sprigs (we have these growing in our garden, but they’re easily obtainable from markets).
2. Divide these into mixed bunches.
3. Tie them up with twine.
4. Hang them in your pantry.
Refresh them every few months as they dry out – it’s those lovely resinous, volatile oils that those moths really hate.
Go get ’em.
If herbal remedies are your thing, you might also be interested in:
- Chamomile for conjunctivitis.
- My three most indispensable herbs…
- … and then three more.
- And our family’s “special drink” for soothing the symptoms of colds and flu.