Indian Meal Moths are the most common pests of stored food in the world. The wings are held back over the body when it rests on a surface. The outer half of the forewings is a coppery-red color, while the half closer to the body is creamy-white.
Call Bliss when you have a moth infestation, especially in a food preparation area. As an experienced company with entomologists on staff, we have a program specially designed for moth problems in kitchens and other eating areas. It is a vaporless, odorless solution that is appropriate to deal with this specific issue.
Moths go through what is called ‘complete metemorphosis’. The adult moths lays eggs which develop into larvae.
The larvae (and not the egg or the adult) feed on foods in your home. The presence of adult moths indicates have some infested food somewhere. The laundry list of possible foods that these moths can attack includes just about - grains, nuts, fruits and other products from plants.
The adult meal moth generally avoids lights, so you won't find it at the porch light or banging into your reading lamp.
They will infest:
The larva of the Indian Meal Moth has no spots on its body but is smooth, white, pinkish, cream colored, or even with a greenish tint.
It sometimes will leave the food it is infesting and move to a quiet place to weave a cocoon called the pupae.
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