Moths

Control Moths in Vancouver - Indian Meal Moth

INFORMATION

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Indian meal moth is an elongated oval, 5/8 inch in size, six legs and copper reddish coloring on outer part of wings.

The Indian meal moth was given its name after an insect scientist found it feeding on a corn meal, also known as an Indian meal. From wing tip to wing tip, adult moths measure from five-eighths of an inch to three-fourths on an inch long.

Habits

These moths like to feed on diried fruits, grains, seeds, nuts, chocolate, candies, bird seed, dog food, powdered milk, dried red peppers and candy.

Habitat

Attracted to light, these bugs are found worldwide in areas where food is stored, such as grocery stores.


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Indian Meal Moths infest dry food sand can contaminate food products.

Indian Meal Moths can be found in all Provinces of Canada.

Prevention

Dried food products should be inspected thoroughly for signs of moth infestations. Discard infested food in outdoor trash bins. Clean infested cupboards thoroughly with a vacuum and soap and water. Store food in sealed containers.

Contact us today and let our moth exterminators help with a moth infestation in your Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey or Burnaby, BC home or business.

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