Indian Meal Moth Control

Indian Meal Moth Control

Where they live: Larvae can be found in and around a wide variety of foods like grains, cereals, seeds, crackers, and pest food. Larvae typically leave the food source to pupate into a moth.

Indian Meal Moth Control

The Indian Meal Moth is the most common food-infesting moth found in homes and businesses. They are general feeders upon grain and grain products, dried fruits, seeds, graham crackers, nuts, powdered milk, chocolate, dried dog food, bird seed, and cereal.

Process:

  1. Identify the pest species involved.
  2. Find the source of the infestation- where the pests are living. This is critical for control.
  3. Direct the control measures at the source where larvae are living.
    1. Targeted treatments with residual insecticides
    2. Physical Removal by vacuuming
    3. Dusting
    4. Insect Growth Regulators
    5. Monitoring
  4. Correct any contributing conditions
    1. Sanitation. Conditions that provide food and/ or water.
    2. Harborage. Items or areas that provide preferred shelter.
    3. Proper Product Storage. Prevent or limit infestations.
  5. Evaluate
    1. Our goal is complete eradication. We will perform follow up inspections and treatments to ensure the infestation was eliminated.