Understanding Moth Species
Different moth species can be harmful within households for different reasons. Some moths are well-known for eating away at fabric. During a moth infestation, people might find that their clothes and linens have been permanently damaged. However, moths can certainly cause other issues, especially under certain circumstances.
Indian Meal Moth Infestations
Many household pests can damage food supplies, and this is certainly the case with Indian meal moths. People who tend to buy food in bulk and who store a lot of food in their homes at any given point might be strongly affected by Indian meal moth infestations. These pests will have more to eat under these circumstances.
People might find that a lot of their stored food will be damaged because of the Indian meal moths, and they could lose hundreds of dollars in the process.
Indian meal moths can be introduced into people’s homes in many different ways. People might unknowingly buy stored food that was contaminated with Indian meal moths in the early stages of their lives.
Recognizing these pests at that point in time can be difficult, and it’s often challenging to thoroughly inspect certain forms of stored food. A population of Indian meal moths will often become established at that point. As the Indian meal moths mature, they can easily contaminate more stored food supplies.
Treating the Problem
Yes, you can use pesticides, but that alone wont solve your issue. You’ll want to take practical steps as well. Keeping things clean and getting rid of conditions that Indian Meal Moths thrive in will speed things along and prevent problems in the future.
- Remove dry foods from their boxes and put them in tight-fitting containers instead. (Cereal, pasta, etc.)
- Clean your pantry regularly and remove crumbs and pieces of food that Meal Moths use to survive.
- Clean our containers with soapy water before filling them with food. As gross as it is, yes, containers can be contaminated and cause new moth infestations.
- Keep your pantry and containers dry. Indian meal Moth’s like moisture. Keeping things dry can help to keep them at bay.
Recognizing the Associated Problems
As the infestation starts to get worse, people might begin to see more activity from the Indian meal moths. They might be particularly frustrating to deal with at night. These pests are drawn to light sources, which makes them difficult to ignore.
Many individuals will also start seeing the eggs and larvae of the Indian meal moths in their stored food. If they contact the pest control companies that are uniquely qualified to deal with Indian meal moths, they will be able to prevent these issues from getting worse.
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