Meal Moths

ABOUT MEAL MOTHS

Meal Moths are considered pantry pests - greatest important is as pests of stored grain, damaging about 10% of the world annual production. They are usually found with spoiled food material. They will penetrate packages.

Meal Moths are brown and have a lifecycle of 35-70 days. They have two pairs of cellophane like wings covered with scales. Their antennas are long and slender. The life stages are egg, larva, pupa, adult.

CONTROL OF MEAL MOTHS

Control is based on correct identification. There is a six step process.

Prevention

Good Sanitation

Proper Storage

Stock Rotation

Ventilation

Control