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Waltham Pest Control provides indian meal moth control services to home owners throughout Greater Boston Massachusetts. If your home has been infested with indian meal moths, call Waltham Pest Control today and we will provide you with a free estimate to treat your indian meal moth infestation.
The Indian Meal Moth was given its name after an insect scientist found it feeding on corn meal, also known as Indian meal. From wing tip to wing tip, the adult moth measures between 5/8” – 3/4'” long. The forewings are pale grey with the outer portion of the wing a reddish-brown to copper color. The adults are often seen flying around lights in the house in the evenings. The female moths lay up to 300 eggs just below the surface of stored grains and other food materials. Indian Meal Moths may live as little as 27 days to as many as 305 days, depending on environmental conditions. These moths like to feed on dried fruits, grains, seeds, nuts, chocolate, candies, bird seed, dog food, powdered milk, dried red peppers and candy.
Once you've located and removed the source of the infestation, an application of residual insecticide may be applied to areas such as the corners of cabinets and other storage areas to help eliminate the larvae during the crawling stage of this pest’s life To help control the moths, we can use glue traps which utilizes a male sex attractant. Although this may be somewhat effective, the females will not be lured to this trapping method. Room foggers may be used to control moths. This method will kill moths that are present at that time but not those that may hatch later.
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