Indian Meal Moth Treatment and Elimination

Indian meal moths create waste and increase living costs for homeowners. You can identify them with their elongated oval-shaped body and rusty bronze wings. They usually enter homes via store-bought food products that are already infested with moth larvae.

This moth species are not known to sting or transmit any disease to humans. But you still wouldn’t want them living on your property.

Common Health Risks to Consider

Indian meal moths are not dangerous in and of themselves. However, the biggest threat these insects pose is infestation and food contamination. Indian meal moths tend to multiply incredibly fast, which can become a huge nuisance for homeowners.

They usually feed off grains, meaning they will infest the food in your pantry. Dried fruits, rice, pasta, nuts, powdered milk, candies, chocolate, cereals, and other stored food products, including pet food, can be contaminated by these insects.

The larvae of Indian meal moths can even bite through cardboard and plastic. Therefore, sealed containers can also be infested if you have Indian meal moths living in your home.

Signs of an Indian Meal Moth Infestation

Generally, seeing an Indian meal moth is a sign of infestation. Adult moths often fly to distant areas from the pupation site and can be distinguished by their zigzag flying pattern. Homeowners tend to mistake a lone Indian meal moth as a clothing or stray pest. But it should be a big red flag for a hidden infestation.

Other signs of Indian meal moth infestation include:

  • Adult moths flying around the kitchen
  • Clumps in the infested food
  • Larvae hanging from the ceiling
  • Small silken ‘tubes’ especially in the pantry or near food items

Indian Meal Moth Preventive Treatment and Elimination

If you are looking for a professional pest control company to remove Indian meal moths from your property, look no further than CT Pest Solutions. Our pest control experts have the complete skillset and tools to eliminate Indian meal moths and prevent them from coming back.

When choosing us for dealing with a moth infestation, you can expect:

  • Emergency pest inspection and removal services
  • Routine Indian meal moth preventive treatment
  • Guaranteed peace of mind and a pest-free property

Service Areas for Bed Bug Treatment and Elimination

We service most of Connecticut including:

  • Chesire
  • Hamden
  • Middlebury
  • Orange
  • Prospect
  • Shelton
  • Southington
  • Woodbridge

Dealing with an Indian Meal Moth Infestation? Call us now!