Where Did These Pantry Moths Come From, And How Do I Get Them Out Of My Spring Home?
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Where Did These Pantry Moths Come From, And How Do I Get Them Out Of My Spring Home?

Would you ever eat a bug? Most people wouldn't even consider consuming bugs, even if they were starving, and for good reason. Bugs are gross. However, one particular bug in Spring makes it difficult for residents to avoid eating them. We are talking about pantry moths. 

Pantry moths are flying insects that like to lay their eggs inside boxes of food. Assuming you don't want to munch down on these pests accidentally, we have some things for you to think about today. 

In this article, we'll review things you should know about pantry moths in Spring and how to get and keep these pests out of your home. Call Modern Pest Control for immediate options to handle these or other local insects. We will provide a fast response professional Spring pest control services and put you on a quick path to pest freedom.

What Do Pantry Moths Look Like?

There are a few different types of pantry moths that live here in Spring; the most common species is the Indian meal moth. This 5/8 of an inch long insect has large wings that are a mix of copper, rust red, and black. 

In the case of pantry moths, you are much more likely to see their larvae than the pests themselves. If you see little wriggling worms in your food, this could signify early infestation. The same is true for their tiny eggs. Bring in our team if you notice anything that might be a sign of pantry moths inside your home. We will perform a detailed inspection and help you understand your risk.

What Could Be Attracting Pantry Moths To My House?

Pantry moths are not like other pests that invade homes. Although they might invade through exterior gaps and cracks, they are equally likely to get indoors by laying their eggs inside food boxes and using them as trojan horses. 

We recommend you turn off exterior lights at night as they can draw moths and other pests closer to your home and increase your chance of ending up with an infestation indoors. 

Before we take the time to talk about pantry pest control, here is what you can expect from these pests when they are inside your home.

Can Pantry Moths Eat Through Plastic?

Indian meal moths are clever and talented pests. They are not, however, capable of chewing through things like plastic. These insects rely on opened or damaged food boxes to access food for their eggs and larvae. 

We highly recommend storing all your food inside airtight plastic, metal, or glass containers. Other prevention tips for pantry moths include:

  • Sealing entry points around your home's exterior.
  • Turning off exterior lights at night.
  • Checking boxes of food for damage before purchasing them.

For more help dealing with Indian meal moth larvae, eggs, and adults, we'll go over some things you should know about professional pest control.

How Can I Get The Pantry Moths Out Of My Home For Good?

It doesn't take much for the pantry pest outside your home to get inside and lay their eggs inside your food. We are here to help you deal with infestations effectively. 

At Modern Pest Control, we offer both elimination and prevention options to deal with pantry moths and other pest invaders. If you want to know how to get rid of pantry pest moths, contact our team and ask about our methods.

Call Modern Pest Control now if you have questions about these pests or want to learn more about our pantry pest control options for your Spring home.

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