Size: 1/2” Shape: Elongated, oval Color: Dirty White (but may vary)
Indian Meal Moths are the most common stored insect in homes and grocery stores. The adult can be mistaken for clothes moths that will not cause damage, while the larvae wonder about finding places to feed and pupate. These larvae are surface feeders and like grains or grain like products, dried fruits, flour, cornmeal, powdered milk, chocolate, dried red peppers, dry dog food, bird feed, graham crackers and can breed in shelled or ear corn.
Indian Meal Moths are attracted to light where food is stored like restaurants and grocery stores.
Prevention: Storing foods in sealed containers, discard infested foods in outdoor trash bins, clean infested cupboards by vacuuming, cleaning with soapy water. Contact us for a free inspection.