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Pantry Moths and Pantry Pest

The most common pantry or grain moth found in homes and kitchens are the Indian Meal-flour Moth, Mediterranean Meal Moth and the Angoumois Grain Moth. One of the most common panty moths is the Indian Meal Moth. The Mediterranean Flour Moth and Indian Meal Moth are larger than cloth moths, but the Angoumoise Grain Moth is close to the same size as a cloth moth.

 

How Do You Get Pantry Moths?

These pantry moths such as the Indian Meal Moth are commonly carried in from grocery products.When you store these items, they can contaminate other foods.

Pantry moth infestations in kitchens may be missed at the beginning because these pantry moths are very small, especially the egg and larval stages.

One of the first thing to indicate their presence are small flying moths near any food package, particulary grains, cereals, pet food, seeds or nuts.

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  1. Indian Meal Moth Pheromone Trap

    Insect Limited's Indian Meal Moth Traps( No Survivor Hanging Traps and Pheromone Bullet Lures)

    No Survivor Indian Meal Moth Pheromone Traps catch Indian Meal Moths and Mediterranean Flour Moths; both of these moths are found around pantry items. These diamond shaped traps have a very sturdy design that can be hung. If you hang the trap, hang it about five feet above the ground. Each trap comes with a pheromone bullet lure. This lure is a pheromone lure that contains a powerful female sex attractant, capturing the male moths. The female will look for food sources to lay her eggs.

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  2. Propest Pheronet Pantry Pest Trap

    ProPest Pheronet Pantry Pest Moth and Beetle Traps lure moths by using special moth pheromones that attract male moths and male cigarette beetles. These pre baited triangular traps attract and kill male moths, disrupting mating and eventually controlling the pantry pest problem. The traps are designed to capture pantry moths including Plodia, Ephestia, & Lasioderma :Indian Meal Moths, Tobacco,Mediterranean Flour Moths, Almond Moths, Raisin Moths and Cigarette Beetles.
    Pantry Pest Traps protect grain based foods such as cereals, flour, meal and pasta, pet and bird food, popcorn and more.

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  3. Propest Pheronet Pantry Pest Moth Trap & Alpine PT Kit

    This kit combines 6 Propest Pheronet traps and one Alpine PT aerosol, saving you money.

    After inspecting your pantry and discarding food items that are infested. Spray Alpine PT in cracks and crevices and void areas. Place 2-3 Propest Pheronet traps in the room. These pheromone traps will catch the male moth. This wil serve to cut the reproduction and as a monitoring tool of pantry moth infestations.

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  4. Revenge Pantry Pest Traps-1 Box: 2 Traps

    These are powerful pantry pest traps to place in areas where pantry moths appear. They will attract Indian meal moths, Mediterranean flour moth, almond moths and raisin moths. The traps are odorless and not-toxic so they can be safely placed next to foodstuffs.

    Packaging: One box contains 2 traps/2 lures

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  5. Pantry Pest Trap  1 Box -Safer Brand

    The Pantry Pest Trap (Safer Brand) 05140

    The Pantry Pest Trap (Safer Brand) uses a powerful attractant that has a strong effect on certain moths. It has been used in commercial pest control applications to trap a variety of pantry moths. These include many different species of pantry moths; Indian Meal Moths, Seed moths, Raisin moths, Almond moths and Tobacco moths. All these pantry moths are small and narrow (3/8" to 1/2" ). They vary in color from a coppery brown to a mottled gray. These pantry pests are found world wide around dried goods and foods, including, wheat, cornmeal, dried fruits, seeds, crackers, biscuits, nuts, powdered milk, dried pet food, bird seed, chocolate, red peppers, tobacco, and cocoa beans.

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  6. Pantry Pest Kit
    $33.88

    Pantry Pest Kit contains Pantry Pest Traps Safer Brand 2 Boxes (4 Traps) + 1 Phantom Aerosol

    • Place the Safer Pantry Pest Traps (no more than 2 per room) where you have seen the pantry moths. Make sure to begin the whole process with cleaning out your pantry of the moth infested goods.
    • Phantom Aerosol is one of the better aerosols to spray cracks and crevices and void areas where the pantry moths have been crawling.
    • See:  How To Get Rid Of Pantry Moths
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  7. Greenway Pantry Patrol 1 Bx ( 2 traps and 2 Lures)

    New and Improved Pantry Patrol Trap (Greenway) has five Pheromones in one lure and can lure and capture both male and female beetles. This pheromone-based trapping system utilizes powerful sex-attractant and aggregate pheromones mixed in a natural grain oil. This food attractant is designed to lure and capture a variety of beetles and moths that attack your stored food. It is completely non-toxic, child and pet safe, long-lasting and ready-to-use.


    Packaging: Each box contains 2 pitfall traps and 2 liquid pheromone lures
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  8. 221L Residual Insecticide

    PT 221L Residual Insecticide Aerosol is a broad spectrum product containing Lambda Cyhalothrin. It can be used in many sensitive areas, due to its low concentration of active ingredient. Don't let this low toxicity fool you, PT 221L Aerosol is a powerful tool; a perfect choice for a variety of pests such as bed bugs, roaches, ants, silverfish, carpenter ants, ticks, wasps and many more. Learn More
  9. NyGuard EZ1

    Starting at: $39.60

    Nyguard EZ1 is an insect growth regulator with pyriproxyfen, that cuts the reproductive cycle of fleas, roaches, ants, and flies. Pyriproxyfen not only breaks the life cycle of these insects, but prevents re-infestation by interfering with their growth process. The active ingredient, Pyriproxyfen can be found in both NyGuard EZ1 and NyGuard IGR, but with different formulas. Both of these formulations of NyGuard are photostable in sunlight and can be used outdoors in yards to control fleas.

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  10. Alpine Aerosol PT

    Alpine aerosol pressurized insecticide with Dinotefuran  is not only a very safe insecticide (reduced risk ) but is a nonrepellent aerosol(insects don't know it is there) for residual control of crawling and flying insects. Alpine works great on insecticide-resistant bed bugs.
    Also labeled for ants, beetles, flies and more. 
    Three  great features: Reduced Risk , Non Repellent (insects don't know where it is) and residual(keeps working).
    Alpine Aerosol is approved for use in New York.

    Can not be shipped by expedited choices, per air regulations.

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How To Get Rid of Pantry Pest Moths

 

Inspection and Cleaning

  • The first order of business is cleaning out the source of these moths. Remember that these moths feed on pantry items like dry pasta, cereal, grains, pet food, crackers, etc. They can be found even in seasonings. Look for webbing in the foodstuffs. Many times the larvae will migrate to other areas, so inspect all possible sources.
  • After isolating source infestation of pantry pests, store products in tight fitting containers. As a prevention measure it is advisable to store food grains like cereals, flours, nuts, oatmeal, etc in air tight containers.
  • Clean cracks and crevices in shelves. Even small samples of food are enough for pantry moths to survive.
  • Make sure that old foodstuffs is free of any pantry moths before combining them with new products from the grocery store. Never mix the older foodstuffs with newer foodstuffs.

 

Traps & Trap Placements

Place out Pantry Pest Traps such as Propest Pantry Pest Trap and Revenge Pantry Pest Traps. The pantry pest traps consist of cardboard, glue and pheromones. These traps have a pheromone placed on the glue or the pheromone is impregnated in the glue part of the trap. The pheromones will attract the male moths to the traps, cutting down on reproduction.

  • Remove any release paper on the glue to expose the glue. These traps can be formed into a triangle or box form. You can secure it on a wall surface with double wide tape, or the Propest trap comes with hangers.
  • Never place more than a couple of traps in the kitchen at a time. Too many pheromones will confuse the male moths.

 

Aerosol Usage

Phantom Aerosol, Microcare Aerosol or Alpine PT Aerosol may be used as a crack and crevice treatment in the corners, and cracks and crevices of the pantry and cupboards to kill the adult moths and prevent further infestations.

 

 

Types of Pantry Pest Moths

 

 

Indian Meal Moth
Indian Meal Moth

Description

The Indian Meal Moth is a combination of gray and brown-tan colors. The front half of the wings are grayish with black lines across them, and the bottom part of the wings are a coppery-rust brown. The adults are about 3/4" when at rest. The larvae can have pale tones of off white, green or pink hues.

The larvae forms look like grubs or caterpillars.

Behavior and Infestation Signs:

These pantry-kitchen moths fly at night. When disturbed, they will fly in a random pattern. During the day, they remain in dark hiding places. This pest can enter packages thru tiny holes or already may be present in foods bought from the grocery stores. Signs of infestation include silky webbing and excretion from larvae.

Damage Done

Indian Meal Damage To Grain

They feed on stored food products such as bread, grains, seeds, powdered milk, flour, nuts, dry pet food, and cereals. Once these moths have entered the home in a food product; they can multiply.

After they multiply, they can spread and contaminate uninfected products.

 

 

Mediterranean Flour Moth (Mill Moth)

mediterrean flour moth

Description

Mediterranean Flour Moths are pale gray with wavy black zigzag lines across them. The hind wings are an off-white color. The Mediterranean Flour Moth is slightly larger than the Indian Meal Moth with a life cycle of ten weeks. One female Mediterranean Moth can lay between 110-675 eggs in food sources. The eggs will hatch into larvae that spin into silk tubes, feeding in these tubes. They will often leave their food source to pupate. They can pupate in cracks and crevices.These moths may be found in homes, grocery stores, mills and warehouses.

Behavior and Infestation Signs

At rest, this moth is very easy to identify. It has a sloping appearance; it raises its head and extends its forelegs. It prefers flour products but will eat grains and cereals. It will also eat pollen in beehives.

Damage Done

These moths feed on stored foods producing damage to foodstuffs. They can choke machinery from the silken tubes that form balls. The silken threads that the larvae spin will mat the food together.

 

 

Angoumois Grain Moths

Angoumois Grain Moths

Description

The Angoumois Grain adult moth is small with a wing spread of about 2/3 inch. The adult is a yellowish white color with pale front wings. The hind wings are pointed and fringed.

Behavior and Infestation Signs

This moth feeds on whole kernel grains. Eggs are laid on or near grain either in the field or after harvest. After hatching, the small , white larvae bore into the kernels of grain and feed on the inside. When they mature, the larva eats its way to the outer portion of the grain. The Angoumois Grain Moth can be a common household pest infesting popcorn and any corn products used for decorative purposes.

Damage Done

Bird seed may get attacked if they have whole kernels.The emergent holes made by this moth on the corn kernels have a circular outline.