Indian Meal Moths
Indian meal moth overview
Indian meal moths are part of the group of pests known as pantry pests. This group of pests infest cereal, grain products and other foods often found in pantries. In fact, almost all dry, stored human food and dry pet food could be a target for this pest. Adult Indian meal moths are recognizable by their characteristic wing pattern. The rear half of the wings are a distinct reddish brown or bronze colored.
You may develop a pantry pest problem by bringing infested products into your home such as flour, cereal, pet food and bird seed.
Indian meal moths, along with other pantry pests, do not cause harm to people or pets. The threat from Indian meal moths is from the loss of food products from contamination making the food unsafe to eat.
You can vacuum up pantry pests and discard infested foodstuffs. That may resolve the pest problem but may not be thorough enough. Contact McCauley Services to protect your food and family from Indian meal moths and other household pests.
Use caution when applying do-it-yourself sprays and products around food and people. They can be ineffective and could make the pest problem worse. to To get rid of Indian meal moths, contact McCauley Services.
At McCauley Services, we make every effort to be with you as soon as possible. In most cases, we can respond on the same or next day.
Safety is important to McCauley Services. We use products and treatments that are EPA registered for pest control use. We only send out registered pest control technicians who are licensed by the state or local jurisdictions. This ensures proper application and protects our customers, their family or employees.
To keep Indian meal moths and other pantry pests away you must be vigilant at the grocery store. Inspect store goods and pass on boxes or packages that have tears, openings or other signs of damage. You can also sign up for home pest control services that offer year round pest protection.