INDIAN MEAL MOTH- These moths commonly invade a wide variety of products found in your pantry and garage.  These products are flour, cereal, spices, birdseed, dog food, cat food, beans, etc.  The moth lays eggs in the grain, and after it hatches, white worms, or larvae, with a red head will appear eating the grain and building webs in the food.  When the time comes, the worm will pupate.  The worm will usually leave the food source and pupate on the shelf, along the edge of ceilings, or any other place they deem worthy.  The adult moth will then emerge from the pupae and the whole process starts over again.  The solution is to find the source that is infested.  It may not be just one item, most times it will be multiple items by the time you notice them.  Once removed, a crack and crevice treatment is required and Pheromone traps placed to capture the male moths.  A word of caution, be thorough or the problem could last for months.

SAWTOOTH GRAIN BEETLES- This beetle lays eggs in grain products as well.  The worm, or larvae, eats the grain as it is broken down into germ form.  It will then pupate then emerge as a beetle about 2-3 mm in size.  The life cycle will take anywhere from 20-80 days.  The solution is to find the source that is infested.  It may not be just one item, most times it will be multiple items by the time you notice them.  Once removed, a crack and crevice treatment is required.

FLOUR BEETLES- There are 2 different types of flour beetles we deal with.  One is the Confused Flour Beetle and the Red Flour Beetle.  The habits of both are very much the same, just different physical characteristics.  These beetles are about 1/8" and are reddish brown in color.  The main physical characteristic is the antennae of the beetles.  The Confused Flour Beetle's antennae will increase gradually with four clubs on the end, while the Red Flour Beetle will have only three clubs on the end.  The control is the same for both, find the source that is infested.  It may not be just one item, most times it will be multiple items by the time you notice them.  Once removed, a crack and crevice treatment is required.

WEEVILS- There are a few kinds of weevils that we deal with.  One is the Rice Weevil and the other is known as the Grain Weevil.  Both infest grains, but the difference between weevils and other stored product pests, is that weevils eat the grain from inside out. The adult is usually the only part of the life cycle seen.  The Grain Weevil is about 3-5mm in length and can take as little as 5 weeks to go through their entire life cycle.  The adults are reddish brown with a distinct snout.  There are no distinguishing marks on the body and they are not able to fly.  The Rice Weevil is about 2mm in length.  This weevil is brown/black in color with four red/orange spots across the wing covers, and they have the ability to fly.  It can survive for up to two years.  The control is the same for both, find the source that is infested.  It may not be just one item, most times it will be multiple items by the time you notice them.  Once removed, a crack and crevice treatment is required.

Flour Infested by inidian meal moth larvae
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