The most common type of pantry pest is the Indianmeal moth. You’ll likely first spot them when they fly around your kitchen. You may even mistake them for a clothes moth. However, you need to look out for the larvae. They feed and build webs in your stored pantry foods. An adult Indianmeal moth is 3/8 inches long with a wingspan of 1/2 inch. They have grayish legs, reddish-brown wingtips, and are light gray near the head. Indianmeal moth larval worms have a dark brown head and are dirty white-colored. If you suspect an Indianmeal moth infestation, and you need exterminators in Rockville, look no further. Raven Termite and Pest Control eliminates pest infestations of all kinds from your home.
Signs of an Indianmeal Moth Infestation
First, inspect the food in your pantry for these critters. Do you see white worms with black heads? Is there sticky webbing over food or the packaging? See any fecal droppings and cast skins? Next, clear out the pantry and cabinets to look for these pests’ presence. Any foods that have been tampered with by these moths must be discarded immediately.
Vacuum the shelves and floor of your pantry. Additionally, you should also vacuum kitchen floors, counters, cabinets, behind the stove, and refrigerator. Keep all of your food sealed tightly in containers or in the freezer or refrigerator to make sure the infestation is eliminated. Avoid leaving loose food and crumbs around and clean up spills as soon as they occur. If you have birdseed or pet food, store these items away from your food, like in the basement.
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