Welcome again to the Faith Pest Control podcast. Hi, I’m Mike Stewart, your host and we’re here today with pest expert Fred Talley of Faith Pest Control, Faith Pest Control services all the fine folks in Jasper, Georgia, Blue Ridge, Georgia Ellijay, Georgia and pretty much anywhere in the North Georgia mountains. If you have a pest problem, Fred Talley is the man to take care of those problems. And now here’s Fred Talley

So pantry moths are actually pretty common household pests. They are small, flying insects that they will infest or can end or contaminate what we referred to as stored products. In the pest control industry we refer to it as stored products. But it’s stuff like grains cereal, flour, beans, nuts, other dry foods. They’re also known as grain moss or Indian meal moths because they commonly infest pattern Indian corn or corn meal in America. pantry moss are are attracted to food sources which they eat and and they lay their eggs in that food source. Small worms or larva emerge and feed on these food sources after they hatch. From the eggs and they make the food and inedible pantry moss can cause a nuisance in your home. They can be difficult to get rid of once they infest the food in your pantry. pantry monitors are six legged with antenna and wings. They are grayish brown Moss with copper or reddish colored markings on their outer wings. The bodies are about a half inch long and oval shaped and adult pantry moss wingspan from the tip of one wing. To the tip the other wing can be between five eighths and three quarters of an inch. Like I said earlier pantry Paul’s pantry mouths feed on dry dry foods stored in your pantry like cereal grains flour, beans, seeds, nuts, dried fruits, spices, chocolate candy, dry pet and bird food and powdered milk. A pantry moss lifecycle lasts from 27 to 305 days. So basically a month to what’s at 10 months. A female pantry moth may lay about 400 Eggs after mating. The stages of the pantry most life will include the egg, their eggs or have a lack of grayish white color and they’re very small, three tenths to five tenths of a millimeter. They will be they can lay the females can lay eggs singularly or in clusters but they will lay them directly on the food source. The hen eggs will hatch dependent on environmental conditions in three to eight days. The larvae are an off white colored they’re about a half inch long. Dependent on the food source the eggs are laid in. They may appear pink, brown, or greenish is once they hatch, they’ll disperse and infest the food stores. The larvae will develop in about six to eight weeks. The larvae will form a silky cocoon in order to change or metamorphosis metamorphose into a pupa the pupa are pale brown quarter inch up to about three eighths of an inch long. The larva move away from the infested food source to become pupa they may even climb other sails in your pantry in misdirect you as you’re trying to look for an infestation. This stage the pupa stage lasts from seven to 20 days, again dependent on environmental conditions. Adults will emerge from the cocoons and flutter around the room they’re attracted to lie and may move to other rooms in the house which is why you mistake may mistake them for clothing. Moth adults or do not feed on the food source they emerge emerge from they begin mating and lay eggs three days after emergence. So the larva is what is feeding on the food source the the grain or cereal, whatever. There are two I guess you’d call them mostly common pantry POS pantry moths and onesie Indian meal moth and it is actually the most common pantry moth these Moszer As small as a grain of Cook dry, so by about a half inch long they have brown wings with a tan stripe and copper colored tips on the wings. Pretty common to see them at the junction of the wall and ceiling or in cracks and crevices. And Gomes grain moth is the next most common. They’re about three eighths of an inch long, kind of yellowish brown Moss with lighter front wings and fringed rear margins of the wings. pantry moths are found worldwide. They’re seen in kitchens, pantries, grocery stores, other places where food is stored. They infest food and lay their eggs on and around the food source. They also contaminate food products. pantry moths are also attracted to light and may even other enter other rooms in your house. Like I said earlier, possibly confusing you with some type of clothes clothes mouth. If you find tiny miles fluttering in your pantry or resting on shells, you may have pantry moss. You may also see warm like larva crawling on stored food in the ceiling ceilings or walls your home. That indicates that your house may be infested with the pantry Moss, adult moss or assignment of infested food items in your home. Female moths lay 100 to 400 eggs on or near stored food. The larva chew through and damaged food sources and their packaging like plastic bags or thin cardboard. Sealed packages can also become infested. The larva feed on the foods surface they will spend silky webs well which clump seeds or grains together they also leave droppings shed skin and egg shells on stored food and contaminated if you see food covered with droppings or webbings and find holes in plastic bags, you have a pantry Malte problem. pantry miles can be found inside any stored food areas female pantry moss lay their eggs own whole grains, like corn, oats, barley or rice. packaged food may be contaminated with eggs and may not be detected until much later. You may unknowingly bring contaminated food into your home from the grocery store. Bringing infested foods from the grocery store. Pet food or bird seed can lead to contamination of other stored food in the house. pantry miles can bore through packaging or enter through small holes in it. The infestation can and may spread from package to package. pantry miles are not harmful and do not transmit human diseases. They contaminate food with their droppings, egg shells, skin sheds, and webbing. It doesn’t affect the food’s flavor, but is off putting visibly pan three moss don’t bite or staying they only infest the food sources. Here’s some Do It Yourself tips that will help you. Inspect dried food products carefully for signs of pantry moth infestation, and throw away infested foods in bins outside the home. Clean, infested shelves and cabinets with a vacuum to remove spilled food, eggs and larva. Clean the shelves and cabinets with soapy water. Store food in sealed or airtight thick glass or plastic containers. pantry moth larva can’t penetrate these materials avoid using thin plastic bags is pantry moth larva can enter them. Place Nan infested food in the freezer for a week or heat in a pan at 150 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. This will stop the growth of eggs or larva in the food. Use pheromone traps are sticky traps to monitor the population of Petri moss and infested areas in your home in void using moth balls and specify pesticide sprays. In areas where food is stored or prepared. They release gases that can be harmful for consumption by pets and humans. insecticides and pesticides can control panfry moth infestation but in reality, they aren’t very effective. The
I have had the customers get very angry with me because they will swear they have gone through their Whole Pantry checked all dried goods in their pantry In have thrown away everything that was infested, but they still seem to have an infestation. And inevitably, if I go to their home and go through their pantry, I will find some other stored product, dry food product that has miles in it or some other type of store product past. So it’s a fresh can be a frustrating experience. But you have to be very diligent in examining the stored food products in your pantry and getting rid of ones that have the I would get rid of even if you just think it has an infestation. But here at Faith pest control, we offer a free consultation as well as 100% make you happy money back guarantee. If you hire faith pest control to get rid of your pantry mouth problem, the end of 30 days you’re not 100% Happy, we’ll come back and retreat your home for free. And we’ll keep on trading it for free and till you tell us that you are happy. That still doesn’t make you happy will give you back every penny you spent on the original treatment. Plus we’ll pay you an additional $25 for your time in trouble just for fiddling with us. Bottom line is this. You’ll be happy with the service we provide or you won’t owe us a penny period. If you like if you feel like what I’ve said makes sense, please call fetes pest control today at 770-823-9202 and ask to speak to me Fred Talley. I’ll be more than happy to speak with you and answer any questions that you may have.

Well, Fred, that’s great information. Hey, if you’re in the north Georgia mountains in Jasper, Blue Ridge, Ellijay, Georgia, or anywhere in the north Georgia mountains and you have problems with bugs, just listen to this podcast over and over again and share it with your friends, so you’ll know what to do. And then of course, if you’re like me, and you just don’t want to deal with it, call Fred. Fred will take care of you and make sure you get the problem solved. We do this podcast as a community service for all the fine folks in Jasper, Georgia, Blue Ridge, Georgia, Ellijay, Georgia, and anywhere in the north Georgia mountains. You can get this podcast from our website, or you can get it from any of the fun podcast services like Apple, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon. Even if you just ask your Alexa Hey, play the faith pest control podcast latest episode, it will start playing and you can listen right there on your speaker devices. So until next time, this is Mike Stewart for the faith pest control podcast.



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