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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. Pyronyl 1% Pyrethrin

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    Pyronyl Oil UL-100,(formally Prentiss brand) is a synergized pyrethrin concentrate with a mineral petroleum distillate base for use in ULV equipment for fogging.

    Active Ingredient in Pyrony Pyrethrinl Oil Concentrate 1% is 1% pyrethrin with a 4.94% dual synergist . It can be mixed with oil; cannot be mixed with water.

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    Pyrocide 100, with 1.00% pyrethrin and 4.87% dual synergists is a oil based solution providing a quick knockdown and a flushing action against listed pests. Pyrocide 100 may be used as a an ULV, area, space or contact spray. It kills a wide variety of insects including store product pests, roaches, flies, mosquitoes, and more listed insects by disrupting the insect's nervous system.

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  3. Sector Misting Concentrate-64 oz

    Starting at: $78.50

    Sector Misting Concentrate with two powerful active ingredients, Permethrin and PBO provides a quick kill and a residual control of tough flying insects such as flies, gnats, biting midges, no-see-ums and mosquitoes. Sector Misting Concentrate is a water based polymeric surfactant system that is stable in solution. It will not harm most ornamental plants; safe to use in landscape areas and lawns.

    Sector's Uses and Application

    Sector may be used in automatic misting systems, outdoor premise spray, surface spray on animals and animal premises, and indoors as a surface spray in non-food areas.

    Method of application includes, automatic misting systems, compressed air sprayers, ULV cold foggers and power sprayers.

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  4. Cy-Kick CS

    Starting at: $47.50

    Cy-Kick CS liquid concentrate insecticide: Cy-Kick (Cy Kick, Cykick) provides 60-90 days residual, controlling a broad spectrum of insects indoors and outdoors. Cy Kick CS is known for its Cool Cap microencapsulation technology, which increases the number of microcapsules while decreasing their size, providing superior surface coverage. Cy-Kick CS leaves no visual residue.
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  5. PI Contact  Aerosol

    P.I. Contact Insecticide is an aerosol that will give you a extremely quick knockdown and kill with its synergized pyrethrin. It kills a multitude of insects including bed bugs, roaches and flies. Pyrethrins are a naturally occurring substance that comes from chrysanthemum flowers. P.I. Contact Insecticide is also ideal to use as a flushing agent, because it drives insects out of their hiding places. It also may be used inside, outside and in food handling areas and has USDA approval.

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

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  6. Tri Die Aerosol

    Combine Quick Knockdown + Long Term Residual + Repellency in one ready to use product. With Tri-Die, you get a quick kill with the synergized pyrethrin, repellency, and long term dust residual of silca dust in a convenient aerosol can.

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

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  7. Transport GHP Insecticide

    Transport GHP Insecticide is known for it''s quick knockdown (within 24 hours) and long residual pest control for perimeter insect pests such as ants, cockroaches, springtails, earwigs and more insects (over 30 insects pests). Transport GHP Insecticide residual lasts for 90 days or more on most targeted insects.

    There have been reported outstanding results combating massive ant colonies, such as the Caribbean Crazy Ants with Transport GHP Insecticide. Pest Management Professionals have noticed less call backs and less re-treats on some of the toughest pests. As with Transport Mikron, Transport GHP is also an excellent product for fighting bed bugs.

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  8. Bedlam Plus Aerosol

    Bedlam Plus Aerosol Insecticide - Kills Pyrethroid Resistant Bed Bugs

    Bedlam Plus Aerosol Insecticide is an updated version of the current Bedlam Aerosol. Bedlam Plus, as formulated provides an excellent tool against bed bugs.

    Bed bugs have been developing resistance against a wide range of pest control products, mainly the pyrethroid line of products. Bedlam Plus will by pass the resistance and kill the bed bugs quickly.

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

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  9. Talstar Aerosol
    $26.90

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    Talstar Insecticide not only has a broad spectrum label (kills over 50 pests), but is easy to use since it is in an aerosol form. It may be used as a crack and crevice treatment or spot treatment. It is a convenient way to use a trusted insecticide like Bifen IT or Talstar with Bifenthrin.

    Talstar Insecticide is an extremely versatile insecticide aerosol. It can be used in homes, businesses, and even in food handling establishments. Because it is water based and non flammable, you can apply it to several types of surfaces without leaving an oily residue mess.

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

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  10. Gentrol Aerosol

    The active ingredient in Gentrol Aerosol is Hydroprene 0.36%.Gentrol Aerosol is an insect growth regulator, a non-repellent, long term, and compatible in baiting programs. Dissipating foam assures complete coverage. 16 oz. can cover 1200 sq.ft of surface area.

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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.