When you’re suffering from a moth infestation, it can seem like you’re being attacked from all fronts. Moth species are most often found feeding on fabric or in your pantry contaminating and eating your food. No matter what kind of moth removal in Portland you need, The Killers has you covered. Though our expert moth exterminators are trained to identify and treat a variety of moth species, there are some that are much more common to the Northwest.
Indian Meal Moths
It’s very common to see these pests in food or bird seed. They will more commonly go for products in the pantry like oats, nuts, cereals, crackers, rice & flour. Anything that is considered a dry good product they will get into. These voracious eaters even consume dried wreaths and plants. Usually homeowners will see the flying moths which will alert them to the problem in the pantry. If you are in need of moth removal in Portland you’ll likely see moths and several stages.
Moth larva are one of the largest contaminators of food. This is because they spin a silk web over food they are consuming. This web contains cast off skin and fecal matter, rendering the food beneath it inedible. Adult Indian Meal Moths fly in a zigzag motion. They can travel far and may not be near food when you find them, making them easily mistakable for another type like a fabric moth. Adults can be found resting in daytime, often in dim areas.
One common area people get this pest is in bird seed stored in the garage or shed areas. When storing dried goods it’s always best to only buy the amount of dry goods that you may use in the next few weeks. If you absolutely must store dry good long term, storing them in air tight containers can keep out moth larvae. Also make sure to thoroughly clean up spills and make sure your cupboards are cleanly. Doing these things will help prevent the possibility of an infestation that requires Portland moth removal.
The first thing to do for this pest is to locate the infested food product and throw it away into the outside garbage can, not in the house. Once the effected food is thrown out we can go in and spray the ceiling lines, spray around and in the cabinets, and install pheromone traps that will catch the flying adults. Removing the larva is crucial, and helps to prevent a new generation of moths from replacing those currently being exterminated.
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