How to get rid of Moth Infestation UK

How to get rid of Moth Infestation UK

Infested With Indian Meal Moths?

If you have a Indian Meal Moth infestation don’t panic!

Indian Meal Moths are a common stored product pest treated by DKG Pest Control. They are usually found in kitchens or food storage areas. The moths usually gain entry into a property in infested food stuff or packaging! While food manufacturers try there best to sell completely pest free produce, sometimes this is not always possible. it only takes a few moth eggs to start an infestation! The most commonly infested are dry dog / cat food and bird seed! These don’t have to meet such strict quality controls as human food stuffs, as a result some may be infested! Indian Meal Moths can also be brought into the home in dried flower decorations.

The moths themselves as adults are fairly small about 8mm-10mm in length, they have a Orange / Brown head – Cream / Light Brown band on brown wings. The adult moths may be found throughout the house as the moths will be more active at night and fly towards any source of light! The caterpillars will be commonly found around the rims of food jars etc!
Although it is not nice to have an infestation of moths, there are no worries of illness or diseases being caught from the moths as they don’t come into contact with diseases.

If you have a Indian Meal Moth Infestation then the main battle is finding the source (as there will always be an egg laying site) this is usually a packet off food stuffs dropped down the back of cupboard, or food stuffs in a cupboard or rat or mouse bait / food, that the rodents have stored!

For more information on Indian Meal Moths please click here.

Once this has been found, contained and local area treated the moths should slowly disappear! I have attached some images from a recent moth infestation in Finchampstead, Near Wokingham in Berkshire.

 

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Indian Meal Moth Adult

 

Indiam Meal Moth Infested Food

Indiam Meal Moth Infested Food

 

Indiam Meal Moth Eggs

Indiam Meal Moth Eggs

 

 

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