We have a minor infestation of what appear to be pantry moth larva in the kitchen. I’ll go through the pantry, toss anything they might eat that isn’t sealed, clean the shelves, etc. No problem there.
However, this is the gross bit - we’ve got the little bastards somewhere up in the range hood. I found a dozen or more wiggling around on the stove when I got home last night. I sealed up all of the cracks I could find and pulled the filter off…frankly I was expecting to find a writhing mass of the creepy things but only saw about a half-dozen.
I ran the fan at full speed for a while and that caused a dozen or two to appear in a cabinet above the range (the vent for the hood goes up through that cabinet). I had sealed up all the cracks I could with caulking and foam earlier but there may be some little hole that I missed. I’ll take care of that but this still points to them being up in the vent someplace…
So how can I eradicate the things? They’re evidently not good with temperature extremes so tonight I’m going to get a big pot of water boiling and run the fan to try and steam 'em to death up there, or at least make them come out where I can mop 'em up.
Does anyone know if it’s safe to spray something like Lysol disinfectant up into the vent? I’d be careful about doing this with the fan running since the spray contains a lot of alcohol, don’t want a fireball, but if I shoot it up there, let it sit for ten minutes and then run the fan is there any likelihood of that causing any problems?