Moths

INSECTS: Adult moths have wings and fly. Most damage is done by larvae (wormlike immature moths). Common types: Indian Meal Moth larvae eat and spoil a variety of grains and other foods. Clothes Moth larvae eat some materials, especially if already damaged.

Clothes Moth

The webbing clothes moth, Tineola bisselliella, and the casemaking clothes moth, Tinea pellionella, are occasional fabric pests in California. Clothes moths are weak flyers and are not attracted to lights. They tend to hide when disturbed, and for this reason, infestations of clothes moths are not usually noticed until damaged fabrics, furs, or feathers are found. Close examination of the objects reveals the presence of silken webs that are spun by the larvae.

Indian Meal Moth
The Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella (Hubner) is one of the most commonly reported pests of stored grains in the United States. IndianMealMoth1In Massachusetts it is not a major problem, but can be troublesome occasionally. Larvae of the Indian meal moth feed upon grains, grain products, dried fruits, nuts, cereals, and a variety of processed food products. The Indian meal moth is also a common pantry pest.

 

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Moths appear in many different species and the signs of infestation greatly depend on which species is infesting your home. Because of this, common pesticides and extermination practices are not advised. Instead, it is best to call in a professional to not only identify the moth, but to address the breeding materials to eliminate the problem.
WARNING! Moths should be considered armed and dangerous.
Do not attempt to exterminate them by yourself.
Contact Marlboro Pest Control immediately at (508) 485-3721.
61 Boston Post Road East, Marlborough, MA 01752 • 1-508-485-3721 • marlboropest@verizon.net