Indian Meal Moth
The bottom half of the adult moth's front wing is reddish brown/coppery. Overall color varies between dirty white, greenish, pinkish, or brownish, with a dark head. Adults have five hooked pairs of well developed prolegs on the abdomen.
Why be concerned?
The Indian meal moth is one of several moths that live on and in stored food. Similar to the cockroach, Indian Meal Moths result in a contaminated, devoured, and destroyed food products.
What You Can Do
Inspect food packaging, looking for small holes or webbing. Be especially careful with bulk food, dry pet food, and wild birdseed. If you see adult moths, check the 90-degree angles in your cabinets and ceiling for cocoons. Dispose of infested food outside.
What We Would Do
Your technician will identify and properly dispose of infested food. Further intervention may include minimal treatment to cracks and crevices and/or installing pheromone traps to capture adult males. Monitoring continues until the problem is solved.
Is The Treatment Safe?
The health and safety of our customers, their family or employees is very important to us and that is why we use products and treatments that are EPA registered for pest control use. All of our pest control professionals are registered and licensed by the state or local jurisdictions where we provide service to ensure proper application.
How Soon Can You Get Here?
At Eden we make every effort to be with you as soon as possible. In most cases we can respond on the same or next day.
How Much Do Your Services Cost?
Washington and Oregon offer a perfect environment to many different pests and species which all require a different treatment, and therefore a different price. Our contracts are customized to meet your needs and expectations so our prices reflect that. When you contact our office we can provide you a general price range and for many pests we recommend a free inspection, where one of our representatives will thoroughly investigate your concerns, give you our recommendation for treatment, and pricing information for the service.
How Do I Prevent This In The Future?
Pest problems can be difficult to prevent and that is why you should contact Eden at the first sign of a problem. Our fly control services are an effective way to resolve the fly problems you may be experiencing.