The Indian meal moth is a common pest recognized by its pale gray or coppery brown front wings. Similar to a small pinkish caterpillar in its larval stage, the indian meal moth hides within and feeds on stored food products.
The Clothes moth is considered to be a serious pest since they derive their main source of nourishment from natural fibers and dry food products that include: grains and pet food stored in homes or businesses.
Moths get inside a home or commercial location via open windows, doors or accidentally from infested plants or items - such as rugs, clothing or linens.
Moths are a problem for residential homes, bakeries, restaurants, grain industries and warehouses storing; grains, cereals and flour. Any dried food products should be checked regularly for the presence of moths. Bright outdoor lighting fixtures during the late evening hours is also a significant factor in attracting moths to a residential or commercial location.
Maintaining high standards of cleanliness in cupboards and food storage areas will help avoid infestations.