Meet The Indian Meal Moth

Indian Meal Moth

At this time of year in Canada, the prevalence of Indian Meal Moth seems to increase as this pest is present in stored grains, dried fruits, nuts, cereals and various processed foods. The larvae can be seen inside packaging that has or has not been opened in pantries and other food storage areas. The larvae … Read moreMeet The Indian Meal Moth

The Indian Meal Moth, a Grain Feeding Pest

Indian Meal Moth

The Indian Meal Moth (IMM) Plodia interpunctella, can enter the home via a wide variety of foods and animal feeds. The IMM can be mistaken for a clothes moth as they are flying around as adults. The main distinction between the two is that the IMM has two toned wings unlike the clothes moth. Identification … Read moreThe Indian Meal Moth, a Grain Feeding Pest

Ask The Expert: How Do Pheromone Traps Work

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QUESTION: How do pheromone traps work? ANSWER: Pheromones are natural compounds that are created in the body of an insect. Insects use pheromones to communicate with each other. We have isolated many of these compounds in the laboratory and use them to lure the insects into a sticky trap. These traps should be used in … Read moreAsk The Expert: How Do Pheromone Traps Work