Tag: Indianmeal moths

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For ants, focus more on nest, less on food

May 21, 2019 By
The most important step in nuisance ant control is not finding the food source. Instead, it’s crucial to locate and control the colony at its nesting site. Read more»
PHOTO: DR. MARK DREILING, BUGWOOD.ORG

Ask the Expert: Determining lures for different moth species

March 29, 2019 By
QUESTION: We have a large home that has webbing clothes moth traps. Recently, we found some of the traps with clothes moth, Indianmeal moths and a moth we don’t recognize. Are all these moths attracted to the same lure? —FLUSTERED... Read more»
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Tips when using pheromone traps for Indianmeal moth infestations

September 25, 2018 By
It is important to remember that pheromone monitoring systems are just monitors for the adult male Indianmeal moth. Read more»
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McCloud finds success using mating disruption for Indianmeal moth infestations

August 9, 2018 By
Mating disruption is a common control method used for Indianmeal moth infestations in food facilities. Read more»
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Develop a pheromone monitoring program

July 24, 2018 By
Pheromone traps are an essential tool in stored product pest management. Read more»
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PMPs: Ask about bird feeders, seed storage

February 24, 2017 By
Bird feeders are a common fixture for homes because so many people enjoy watching birds. Unfortunately, the feeders serve a lot of other animals, including some undesirables. I’m not even talking about squirrels, which are welcome wildlife for some and... Read more»
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Stored product pests: Tips for locating source of infestation

December 1, 2016 By
Locating the source of an infestation may be more challenging than expected. To think out of the box, you must start with a bigger picture of the subject. When you’re searching for the breeding source of stored product pests, try... Read more»
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Time is Money: IPM for IMM

July 17, 2015 By
A client with a large warehouse facility calls complaining of moths fluttering around. When asked to describe them, he says they’re small, about 0.5- to 0.75-in. long. Some looked like they had two colors on their wings. Once you arrive at... Read more»
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Stored Product Pests: Some Pantry Pests Go Against the Grain

November 18, 2014 By
For decades, grain or pantry pests have been pigeonholed into one of four categories, under the assumption it helps pinpoint where they’re breeding. For example: 1. Internal feeders are supposed to breed in whole grain. 2. External feeders are supposed... Read more»
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Fact vs. Fiction: Indianmeal Moths

September 18, 2014 By
Fiction: I froze my foodstuffs, but I still have Indianmeal moths (IMM) flying around my cabinets. Fact: Freezing stored products (grains, cereals, spices, dried fruits, nuts, etc.) for a minimum of three days will kill eggs, larvae and adults. If... Read more»
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