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Pest Identification - Indian Meal Moth

What Are Indian Meal Moths?

Indian meal moths are part of the group of pests known as pantry pests because they commonly infest cereal, grain products and other foods commonly found in our pantries. In fact, almost all dry, stored human food and dry pet food can be infested by this pest. Adult Indian meal moths are about 3/8 inch long and have a wing span of about 1/2 to 3/4 inch. These moths are most easily recognized by their characteristic wing pattern, where the rear half of the wings is distinctly reddish brown or bronze colored.

Why Do I Have Them?

Bringing infested products into your home such as flour, cereal, pet food and bird seed is generally how Indian meal moths are introduced.

Are They Dangerous?

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.

How Do I Get Rid Of Indian Meal Moths?

Indian meal moths can be very difficult to eliminate because of the wide range of food products they infest. Also, female moths can lay hundreds of eggs within a few short days of emergence and mating. It is essential that a thorough inspection take place to determine the source of your Indian meal moth infestation. Contacting McCauley Services is the ideal way to get rid of Indian meal moths. We offer highly effective pantry pest control in Arkansas that is sure to eradicate your Indian meal moth problem.

Can I Do It Myself?

Do-it-yourself sprays and remedies to help you get rid of pantry pests are often ineffective and can potentially make the problem worse. Also, due to the close proximity to the foods we eat, it is not recommended that you try to eliminate these pests on your own. To effectively get rid of Indian meal moths, contact McCauley Services.

How Soon Can You Get Here?

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 very next day.

Is The Treatment Safe?

The health and safety of our customers, their families or employees is very important to us and that is why we use products and treatments that are EPA registered for pest control use. In addition, all of our pest control professionals are registered and licensed by the state or local jurisdictions where we provide service to ensure proper application.

How Can I Prevent This In The Future?

Indian meal moths and other pantry pest problems can be difficult to prevent, which is why many of our clients choose to continue service with our Prescribed Home Protection Program to keep pests out of their home or our Prescribed Commercial Program for commercial facilities.