A pantry moth infestation can be identified by either the presence of the small flour moths (Indian Meal Moth, Mediterranean Moth, Almond Moth, or Raisin Moth) flying in or near areas where food is stored, or in the form of the small worm larvae in cereal and bread products. The larvae normally appear as small, brown or yellowish worms about one and a half inches in length. The larvae are attracted to damp or moldy grain products, but are also found in cereals, crackers, flour, and other products made from grain. The moths lay their eggs in cracks and crevices near food, such as shelving, cupboards, and pantries.
Recommended Steps to Control Flour and Pantry Moths
Dispose of any infested food and store all grain products in dry, tightly sealed plastic, glass, or metal containers. Clean all cupboards thoroughly. Treat cracks and crevices with Diatomaceous Earth to help control the spread of the larvae. Use the pheromone-based Aeroxon Pantry Moth Trap to capture flying moths before mating and for early detection of an infestation.