This result is consistent with previous studies for the Indian meal moth
life cycle in the ROK.
Furthermore, an Indian Meal Moth
simply could not survive the mixing and baking process.
These results indicate that if corn is cleaned to remove broken kernels before it is stored, the likelihood that stored-grain insects like Indian meal moth
will become a problem in the storage bin is much less.
ATLANTA -- Indian meal moths
, merchant grain beetles, ants and mice are common intruders this time of the year, invading pantries just as homeowners are stocking up for one of the biggest feasts of the year - Thanksgiving.
The female Indian Meal Moth
can lay up to 300 eggs, which hatch in 1-18 days.
If Indian Meal Moths
are a concern, install a mating disruptor OR pheromone monitoring grid before it warms up; both have their own virtues.
They were later identified as being Australian spider beetles, a common dried food pest, along with Indian meal moths
and casings from hide or leather beetles.
Through testing, a wide diversity of insects were shown to be more attracted to Synergetic light, including greenhouse whiteflies, silverleaf whiteflies, thrips, leafhoppers, Indian meal moths
, Mediterranean flour moths, tropical warehouse moths, warehouse moths, plus many more
Health food shop Nature's Table in Tyndall Street sold sesame seeds containing Indian meal moths
and left three dead mice and rodent droppings lying in its warehouse.
Indian meal moths
can quickly contaminate pantries and are most often lurking in dried fruits, flour, powdered milk, dry dog food and corn meal.
According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), Indian meal moths
, part of a group of insects referred to as "pantry pests," can infest common kitchen pantry items such as flour, dry cereal, spices, candies and chocolate.
The most common pantry pests include beetles, ants, weevils and Indian meal moths