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Birdseed Moths

Birdseed moths are the same moths that are often called flour or pantry moths An infestation by birdseed moths can be can be identified by the presence of the small flour moths (Indian Meal Moth, Mediterranean Moths, Almond Moth, or Raisin Moth) flying in or near the bird seed, or in the form of the small worm larvae within the seed. The larvae normally appear as small brown or yellowish worms, about 1 and ½ inches in length.

Recommended Control Steps

Dispose of or freeze for about 48 hours any birdseed that is infested. Store all birdseed in dry, tightly sealed plastic, glass, or metal containers. Use one of the listed pheromone-based Bird Seed Moth Traps to capture flying moths before they mate and for early detection of an infestation.