The adult Meal Moth is about 3/8 of an inch in length. They have brownish-red bodies and bronze tipped wings. Meal Moths can live up to 300 days and the females lay between 60 and 400 eggs at a time.
Inspection To Eradicate Meal Moths
Meal Moths can fly into your home through any opening – doors, windows and holes in screens. Most commonly, however, they are carried into your kitchen in your own grocery bags. Meal Moths usually fly at night and lay eggs on dried foods, yours and your pet’s. They are particularly attracted to spilled and exposed food and can easily get into containers of rice, pasta and cereals that have not been properly sealed. Meal Moths will also not necessarily confine themselves to areas where food is stored. They can crawl on ceilings and spin cocoons in any room in your house so inspections should not just be limited to the kitchen.
Damage By Meal Moths/Worms
Once Meal Moths have gotten into your pantry it is important to immediately get rid of any potentially infested food. Meal Moth eggs are only about .5mm in circumference and can take up to 14 days to hatch which means it may not be evident that the food has been infested until it’s too late. They are able to work their way into surprisingly small openings so even things stored in Ziploc bags or Tupperware may not be safe.
Treatment To Eradicate Meal Moths
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