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Indian Meal Moths

Habitat

Attracted to the light, these bugs are found worldwide in areas where food is stored, such as grocery stores.

Habits

These moths like to feed on dried fruits, grains, seeds, nuts, chocolate, candies, bird seed, dog food, powdered milk, dried red peppers and candy.

  • Size: 5/8"
  • Color: Copper reddish coloring on outer part of wing
  • Legs: 6
  • Shape: Elongated Oval
  • Antennae: True
  • Control / Prevention

Dried food products should be inspected thoroughly for signs of moth infestations. Discard infested foods in outdoor trash bins. Clean infested cupboards thoroughly with a vacuum and soap and water. Store food in sealed containers.

Threats

Indian Meal Moths infest foods and can contaminate food products.

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