Food Moth Control - How to Get Rid of Food Moths
There are many different species of Food Moths which have a habit of feasting on your stored food goods, such as cereals, rice and flour. Even though the various species can look different, and some can also feed on fabrics as well, they can all be treated in a similar manner. Pest Control Supplies offer numerous forms of control to eradicate Food Moth infestations and their larvae, and to help prevent further infestations.
Food moths are usually associated with factories and large food storage areas; however they are becoming increasingly more common in domestic premises.
Categories of Food Moth Control Products
- Food Moth Killer Kits are available from Pest Control Supplies. Kits contain all the necessary products to eliminate Food Moths from your home.
- Food Moth Killer Sprays are very effective at killing off these destructive little invaders. Sprays such as Pest Expert Formula C Spray can be applied to surfaces inside cupboards or drawers. Regular cleaning will gradually remove the treatment, so it will have to be reapplied from time to time.
- Food Moth Killer Powders can be sprinkled around the inside of cupboards or drawers, or applied directly to cracks and crevices where eggs could be hiding.
- Food Moth Killer Traps are ideally used in chemical sensitive areas such as kitchens and pantries where insecticides are not recommended. Traps such as the Demi-Diamond Food Moth Trap are filled with pheromone bait to attract male food moths to the trap; they are then caught on the glue inside.
Food Moth Identification
There are many different types of food moth; Indian Meal Moth, Mill Moth, and Warehouse Moth are the most common. It is not essential to identify the particular species as treatment for all food moths remains the same.
The Problem Lies with the Larvae
The real issue is with the larvae, as these are what eat your food produce. They will have a similar appearance to maggots and seeing these in your kitchen or pantry is a sure sign that you have a food moth infestation.
Signs of a Food Moth Infestation
Most people assume that a moth in the house flew in by mistake. The fact is that the moth may have lived its entire life in your home. At the first indication of a moth on the premises, you should look for other signs of an infestation. Seeing tiny moths or the maggot like larvae around you kitchen or any stored food would indicate a food moth infestation.
Preventing Food Moth Infestations
There are some simple food moth control steps you can take to avoid moth damage in your home. It starts with cleaning the home regularly. Food Moths larvae can crawl on ceilings as well as inside your kitchen cupboards, and can also be found in rooms other than your kitchen, clean these areas and inside kitchen cupboards regularly to remove the eggs and the larvae.
Treatment for Food Moths
Before treatment starts you must throw out all infested food, and any other food which has not been stored in a tightly sealed container. Food Moths are able to get into the tightest of areas, including loosely fitted plastic containers and zip-lock food bags, so these must be checked thoroughly or dispose of them.
Any drawers and cupboards that are infected need to be thoroughly cleaned paying particular attention to corners. All surfaces will need to be disinfected and any infected food stuffs discarded into an outdoor bin.
Affected areas should then be treated with a Pest Expert Formula C Food Moth Killer Spray
and a Pest Expert Formula P Food Moth Killer Powders in all the cracks and crevices, paying particular attention to all the corners.
Natural Food Moth Killer Spray Food Moth Killer Traps can be very effective especially in chemical sensitive areas such as kitchens; they will catch the adult moths before they have time to breed therefore preventing your stored food from getting infested.