Indianmeal Moth Control and Extermination

Get rid of infestations and keep your home free of Indianmeal moths with professional pest control from Aptive Environmental.

Seeking help from a certified pest expert is the best way to ensure your entire home is free from indianmeal moth.
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Preventing Infestations

Your pest-free life begins with a thorough inspection of your home or business, inside and out. Our pest experts customize a moth control plan using eco-friendly and pet-friendly methods. Aptive’s Four Seasons Protection Plan guarantees that your property will be secure from Indianmeal moths and other pests year-round.

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Identifying Indianmeal Moths

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  • Indianmeal Moth Habitats
  • Behavior And Diet Of Indianmeal Moths
  • What Attracts Indianmeal Moths And Signs Of An Infestation
  • How To Remove Indianmeal Moths
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    Indianmeal Moth Habitats

    Indianmeal moths are extremely damaging pests because their larvae live in stored food items. Grains and seeds are the most common pantry foods in which these moths and their larvae are found.

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    Behavior And Diet Of Indianmeal Moths

    The larvae of Indianmeal moths feed on the pantry products they infest. Damage mostly comes from them living in the food, not eating it.

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    What Attracts Indianmeal Moths And Signs Of An Infestation

    Indianmeal moths are attracted by large amounts of stored, dry food items. Pantries usually maintain a relatively warm temperature, perfect for the moth’s survival.

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    How To Remove Indianmeal Moths

    Indianmeal moth infestations can grow quickly and become difficult to manage without help. Call Aptive Environmental to control a meal moth infestation quickly and effectively.

  • Indianmeal moths are extremely damaging pests because their larvae live in stored food items. Grains and seeds are the most common pantry foods in which these moths and their larvae are found. They also feed on dry pet food, bird seed, pasta, bread, spices, flour and similar products. Larvae can fit through miniscule holes in paper and plastic bags to infest pantry items.

    Adult moths are attracted to lights, so they might fly into bedrooms or bathrooms and be mistaken for another species.

  • The larvae of Indianmeal moths feed on the pantry products they infest. Damage mostly comes from them living in the food, not eating it. As they move around and leave behind silk threads, a web can accumulate throughout the food, catching the feces and egg casings of the moth larvae. Indianmeal moths don’t transmit diseases but this contamination can ruin large amounts of food.

    Infestations often begin when a food product that’s been infested with eggs or larvae is brought into the home accidentally. These moths have been known to access commercial foods at almost every stage of production, including processing plants and store shelves.

    Indianmeal moths can only live and reproduce in temperatures above 50° F. The moth’s life cycle can be completed in 28 to 45 days. Females lay hundreds of eggs at a time. These eggs hatch in less than two weeks and immediately start feeding on the food material in which they hatched. Newly born moth larvae are extremely small and able to fit through tiny openings in containers. Moths might remain in this stage for up to a year. Adults don’t feed and only survive for about 25 days to mate.

  • Indianmeal moths are attracted by large amounts of stored, dry food items. Pantries usually maintain a relatively warm temperature, perfect for the moth’s survival. Large-sized bags of food that aren’t touched for days or weeks are ideal habitats for these moths if not properly sealed.

    Unfortunately, the first sign of an infestation of Indianmeal moths might be finding them in a container of food in your kitchen. You might see the larvae inside the container. Or, you might notice the white, silky webbing in the food, along with the tiny specks of droppings or egg casings.

    Sometimes, larvae will crawl along walls, counters or ceilings looking for a place to pupate. If you see them doing this, the source of the infestation won’t necessarily be near where you’ve found them. Adult meal moths fly widely, too, so seeing one might not mean the larvae are nearby. However, seeing an adult meal moth flying around your house almost certainly means there’s an infestation.

  • Indianmeal moth infestations can grow quickly and become difficult to manage without help. Call Aptive Environmental to control a meal moth infestation quickly and effectively. The best way to control these pests on your own is to prevent them in the first place.

    Follow our tips to safeguard your food from Indianmeal moths:

    1. Remove all food containers from cabinets and inspect each one for signs of larvae. Check the corners of cabinets, too.

    2. Most importantly, store all food in tightly sealed containers to prevent moths from laying eggs and keep larvae from feeding.

    3. Storing food in the refrigerator or freezer will protect it.

    4. Buying smaller containers of food reduces the risk of an infestation.

    5. Don’t buy food with damaged packaging. Inspect any food items stored in your garage before bringing them inside.

    6. Call your local Aptive branch to discuss a customized Indianmeal moth control plan.

Smart Solutions

12 Month Plan - 5 Service Appointments

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  • Property Inspection
  • Pest Free Year-Round
  • Four Seasons Protection Plan
  • A Pest Free Home, Guaranteed
After our first visit, Aptive will return the following month to rid the exterior of any surviving pests and continue to treat your home on a quarterly basis. To ensure exterior treatments are convenient, customers do not need to be home while we work.
Service begins with a thorough inspection of your property by a certified pest specialist. Risk areas are identified and treated using a customized quarterly protection plan that keeps your property pest free year-round.
Aptive’s Four Seasons Protection Plan provides an environmentally responsible solution that keeps your indoor environment pest-free through quarterly applications once a season. Using the most progressive protection plan in the industry, our comprehensive extermination services and quality guarantee have made us the fastest-growing pest control service in North America.
Aptive Environmental knows that for most homeowners, it’s not if the pests will return, but when. When the pests come back, we do too— absolutely free!
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Indianmeal moths can cause significant damage in homes and commercial facilities. Their larvae can damage large amounts of food and spread quickly through cabinets and closets.

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Protect your home from these destructive pests with professional meal moth control from Aptive Environmental.

Our environmentally responsible methods remove moths and their larvae. Plus, our Four Seasons Protection Plan will secure your property from future infestations with quarterly treatments.