Tag: moths

Indian meal moths

It is common in ordinary households to experience the occasional uninvited pest. Ants, flies, spiders, stinkbugs and many other types of insects all wreak havoc on homes by causing damage to building structures and eating human and pet foods. These pests can be a severe nuisance in the home and can... more
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Pantry-Proofing Tips to Prevent a Stored Product Pest Infestation

As people dig through their pantries in search of ingredients to bake pumpkin pie and cookies for the holidays, A1 Exterminators, a local pest control company, encourages them to keep their eyes peeled for insects that could be hiding in the bag of flour, chocolate or spices. These insects are... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Pantry Moths

What are pantry moths? Also known as Weevils, Flour Moths, Indian Meal Moths or Kitchen Moths, pantry moths are small moths commonly found in grains. How do they get into the food? Pantry moths are usually brought into the home via  food purchased. Grains are not their exclusive food source,... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Decor Storage

Have you begun decorating for the holiday's? Carefully check items that weren’t sealed and stored properly—they may be harboring pests! Then for next year, store your décor in hard, plastic bins with tightly sealed lids that can’t easily be chewed... more
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It’s Moth Season

Fall is the prime season for moths.  Since many homes now have walk-in closets, this give moth far m ore space to access clothing and remain hidden. Here are some tips on keeping moths at bay this season. DEEP CLEAN The best thing you can do to prevent a moth attack is to put your clothes away... more
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Indian Meal Moths | Pantry Pests

Pantry pests, or stored product pests that tend to gather around food stowed in pantries and cabinets, can quickly become a hassle for homeowners during the fall months. A variety of critters fit into the category of pantry pests including beetles, ants, earwigs, but the most common species are the... more
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Indian Meal Moth Control

Indian meal moths are one of the most common stored product, or pantry, pests found in homes. To effectively control a stored product pest/pantry pest, it is important that you first properly identify it. Once you have identified the pest as an Indian meal moth. Inspect foods for evidence of Indian... more
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Tell Us Your Pest Related Stories

Has a bug ever made its way into your box of chocolates? Moths in your cabinets?  Maybe a mouse scurried across your floor during dinner? If you have a cringe worthy pest-related stories, we want to hear from... more
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Pantry Moth Control

The pantry moth or Indian meal moth is considered to be the most troublesome of the moths infesting stored products in the United States. They attack all cereal products, whole grains, dried fruits, pet foods, bird seed, dried milk and nuts. Damage is caused by the larvae spinning silken threads as... more
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Winter Moths

Adult winter moths emerge from the ground in November or December, but only the male is able to fly. The female climbs to the base of a tree or building and attracts the male. After mating the female lays a cluster of approximately 150 eggs under tree bark or in tree crevices.  Then the female... more
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