PANTRY PESTS
NameIndian Meal Moth
Size3/4 inch
ColorBronze, off-white and brown
Location FoundStored Food Products

PANTRY PESTWhile most people have no idea that they have pantry pest until they start coming out of their stored food products. There are 3 common pest that most people encounter.  The Indian Meal Moth, Weevils, and the Cigarette Beetle.

Treatment for pantry pest can be a nuance.  All the stored food products need to be sifted through and examined for pantry pest. The cabinets need to be completely cleaned out so pesticides can be applied. Clean up and sanitize after the pesticides have applied. For more information on this process, please call Eric The Bug Guy.

INDIAN MEAL MOTHSIndian Meal Moths are probably the most common pantry pest found in kitchens and pantries.  Since they feed on any items containing grain or cereal products, the Indian Meal Moth alone is responsible for most of the insect problems associated with the natural food industry.

Indian meal moths have a wingspan of about 3/4″ when at rest, the wings are folded together-held tightly together by the body. The wing is a blend of two colors: front half of the wings-pale grey-pale tan, bottom half of the wings: a rust-bronze color.

WEEVILSWeevils are a small insect, about 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch long. They are mostly brown to black in color and can have spots on their thorax and abdomen. Weevils can be found eating just about anything in the home. More common food stuff they like include seeds of all types, dried beans, cotton, nuts, cereal, any wheat product, corn, flour, pasta, bread and other grain products found in any home.

CIGARETTE BEETLESThe most common food type infested by Cigarette Beetles is stored tobacco. However, the list of foods that the Cigarette Beetle will snack on while in larval form is almost endless. The Cigarette Beetle is about 1/8″ in length and shiny reddish- or yellowish- brown in color. Antennae are serrated. Larvae are creamy white in color with a brown head.

Eric The Bug Guy can treat your home or office for your current pantry pest problem and help prevent from future invasions.

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