Tag: indianmeal moth

Photo: Choe Laboratory, UC-Riverside

Research: Are Indianmeal moths environmentalists?

December 26, 2017 By
Previous research has found that certain caterpillar species are capable of digesting polyethylene, breaking down the chemical that makes bags and other plastic objects take decades to disintegrate. But researchers at Lubbock-based Texas Tech University wanted to know more. They... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: Keys to Indianmeal Moth Mating Disruption

August 13, 2015 By
Four key steps to a successful Indianmeal moth (IMM) mating disruption program include: 1. Implementing pheromone monitoring — This critical component should take place before and during the program. 2. Selecting the size of the treatment site, not only in square feet,... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: The Benefits of IMM Mating Disruption

July 16, 2015 By
For male Indianmeal moths (IMM), the scent of a female is the ultimate aphrodisiac. To get male IMM in the mood, females need only to release sex pheromones. Males follow these chemical secretions and ultimately mate with the female, creating... Read more»
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Humor in Uniform: Cats and Moths

March 10, 2015 By
As told by Pete Schopen, owner of McHenry, Ill.-based Schopen Pest Solutions When I was 19 and working with my dad at Mid Central Pest Control, a short-tempered woman called with an Indianmeal moth problem. I tracked the issue back... Read more»

Ask the Expert: Indianmeal Moths, Scabies and Cockroaches

January 20, 2014 By
Q: A variety store had an Indianmeal moth (IMM) problem. We found the source in an attached garage and removed it, but there are still a few adult moths in the store, which also houses frogs, lizards and larvae (for feed).... Read more»
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