INDIAN MEAL MOTH
The Indian meal moths are commonly called pantry pests and they develop in numerous kinds of stored food. These moth’s in caterpillar-form have a wide variety of tastes. They can infest grains, cereal products, dried herbs, dried fruits, nuts, dried dog food, bird seed, flaked fish food, dried flowers or seeds. From eggs, they develop into caterpillars that seek out foods.
As long as the food environment is above 50 degrees, the indian meal moth can survive and reproduce. They can have up to 9 life cycles per year and their rate of reproduction and development and directly related to temperature and quality of food.
What we do
A-1 Bonded Termite specializes in safe and effective pantry pest removal treatments. When taking care of your Indian meal moth problem, you can expect the utmost care and professionalism by our certified team of pest removal specialists.
A-1 Pest Control thoroughly inspects your property to properly establish what pests we are dealing with, and their colony size.
Once the pest is isolated we find ways to effectively remove the pest from your living area.
Once your pests are eliminated, we ensure they don’t come back.
MOTH PREVENTION TIPS
If you suspect a Indian meal moth infestation, it is important to hire a pest control professional to rid your home of moths as soon as possible. The most effective way to get rid of bed bugs is to call A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. for a free inspection*.
Your inspector will make recommendations to eliminate the infestation and make suggestions on how to correct conditions that may be conducive to re-infestations.
INDIAN MEAL MOTHS
Indian meal moths like to feed on grains, cereal products, dried herbs, dried fruits, nuts, dried dog food, bird seed, flaked fish food, dried flowers or seeds, chocolate, powdered milk, dried red peppers and candy. They are attracted to a wide variety of foods and due to their small size, the larvae are very difficult to see without a microscope.
copper, reddish coloring on outer wing
Indian meal moths are found in warehouses where affected products are stored in packaged and unpackaged form and distribution environments such as grocery stores. They are attracted to the light.
PEST THREAT LEVEL
Indian meal moths infest foods and can contaminate food products.
They cause ongoing issues for the food industry of the affected products.