Indianmeal Moth
(Plodia interpunctella)

Introduction

The Indian meal moth and its larvae can be very destructive to farms, food store places, they will eat on grain, dried fruits and varied processed food products.

Description

Greyish white colour, lower half is a rusty red-brown color

Biology

Can lay up to 100-300 eggs after mating
Larvae hatch between 2 - 14 days, Average life span of 30- 300 days

Food

Meal moths will eat bread, cereals, fruit, grain, pet food such as bird seeds and other food products you may have in your home.

Habitat

Anywhere you store foods is a potential spot for meal moths, with the larvae capable of biting through cardboard and even plastic.

Reasons for control

Nuisance:

Food safety:

Detecting an infestation

Detecting what and where your pest coming is from is key to any pest prevention.
If you are coming downstairs every morning to a fresh batch of droppings in the kitchen but have no idea where they come from, it could be a long while before you get rid of them. Identification is important, what to look for and to react quickly will greatly benefit you in the long term.

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Do It Yourself

Let us not play around, doing it yourself is not always easy. But it can be cost-effective even if you end up hiring someone else to complete the job. If you are coming downstairs every morning to a fresh batch of droppings in the kitchen but have no idea where they come from, it could be a long while before you get rid of them. Identification is important, what to look for and to react quickly will greatly benefit you in the long term.

Pest Control Company

In truth, most pest companies give a good image of themselves and do a good job. Like any industry, you will get your good companies and not so good. Like any trade, we would suggest someone who comes recommended. Failing that, you can search through our directory to find a registered pest control company. These will be licenced pest controllers that go by a standard of guidelines. You can find their address here and much more at our website: http://baitpoint.co.uk

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