The Indian meal moth was given its name after an insect scientist found it feeding on corn meal, also known as Indian meal. From wing tip to wing tip, adult moths measure from five-eighths of an inch to three-fourths of an inch long. The Indian meal moth is most active in the afternoon and evening and is attracted to light. If you have Indian meal moths in your home or your business, the dedicated team of exterminators at Ready Pest Control can help you get rid of them for good. While these meal moths are not a threat to humans, they can get inside of your furniture and food products. Contact us today to learn more about Indian meal moth control and removal.


Indian meal moths like to feed on dried fruits, grains, seeds, nuts, chocolate, candies, bird seed, dog food, powdered milk, dried red peppers and candy.


The Indian meal moth is a pest commonly found in households and grocery stores. Attracted to the light, these bugs are found worldwide in areas where food is stored, such as grocery stores.


Indian meal moths infest foods and can contaminate food products.

Indian Meal Moth Prevention

Dried food products should be inspected thoroughly for signs of Indian meal moth infestations. Discard infested foods in outdoor trash bins. Clean infested cupboards thoroughly with a vacuum and soap and water. Store food in sealed containers. Because Indian meal moths can get into your food supply, it is vital to have an experienced member of our team help identify and safely remove these pests to keep you safe.

Discuss Indian Meal Moth Control With an Experienced Exterminator

Finding Indian meal moths in your food or home can understandably be a frustrating and unsettling experience. If you need professional assistance with getting Indian meal moths under control, reach out to Ready Pest Control today. We serve both residential and commercial properties, so whatever your bug removal needs are, our team is here to help.

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