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meal moth

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(Animals) a small pyralid moth, Pyralis farinalis, whose larvae are an important pest of stored cereals. The Indian meal moth (Plodia interpunctella) and the Mediterranean flour moth (Ephestia kuehniella) are other pyralids with similar habits
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Whether by box or by bag, pantry pests such as Indian meal moths, merchant grain beetles, cockroaches and ants can invade your home without your knowledge and wreak havoc on your holiday cheer.
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.
Changes in the numbers of Indian meal moths were monitored using glue-board traps with pheromone lures in a US military commissary distribution center in the Republic of Korea (ROK), from July 2007 to February 2010.
Predictably, the commenter updated his post to announce that a representative from Clif Bar had responded to his complaint, claiming the infestation was the likely due to Indian Meal Moths, and that the company would like to send replacement bars.
Influence of crystal protein composition of Bacillus thuringiensis strains on cross-resistance in Indian meal moths (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).
Shoppers are more likely to react to rodents in a grocery store than to cockroaches, store-product pests like meal moths and beetles, or flies, the poll reveals, with 70% of shoppers saying they would complain to store management if they saw a rodent, while half would high-tail it out of there without their groceries.
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.
These "log-periodic" sensillae arrays are carried by small, night-flying moths, including crop-ravaging corn earworm and cabbage looper moths and pantry-infesting Indian meal moths.
COUNTRYSIDE: I just wanted to respond to Ken, who wrote asking for help in getting rid of the "meal moths" in his kitchen cabinets (March/April 2003).
Meal moths, also known as pantry moths, get into dry food like flour, cornmeal, beans and dried fruit.
Seed-based pet food can attract weevils, meal moths, grain beetles and other pests that lay eggs in the seeds, which will hatch after a consumer buys the package.