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How to Control Angoumois Grain Mothsangoumois grain moth

A pantry pest that is a troublesome problem for crop growers and agricultural farmers is a bug known as the Angoumois Grain Moth. These pests are found all over the world and like to infest crops and ears of corn in the United States. If left untreated, these pests can be a huge economic and financial threat to the agricultural industry and farmer livelihoods.

Angoumois grain moths have small wings in their front that are yellowish colored and a wingspan of 3/16 inch. A distinguishing characteristic unique to this moth is a narrow projection that extends from the tip of the back wing. Fully-grown larvae are usually yellowish-white and have yellowish-brown head about a 1/8th of an inch long.

Angoumois grain moth populations can very quickly get out of control because of how frequently the adult females lay eggs. These bugs are most prevalent during warm weather conditions.

While fresh kernels of corn happens to be their favorite food of choice, they also enjoy rice, barley, sorghum, millet, wheat and dried, shelled corn. If they happen to invade households, they like to eat popcorn kernels that are stored in pantries.

Solutions Pest and Lawn knows just how to get rid of these pesky bugs like the Angoumois grain moths and can help you to clear your pantry of them once and for all with our helpful advice and products which deliver satisfying results.

How to Get Rid of Angoumois Grain Moths: Solutions 4 Step Process:

Controlling an Angoumois grain moths problem can be quite difficult compared to other pantry pests especially if they are infesting agricultural sites since there is worry that spraying chemicals can affect the food and crops being grown. We here at Solutions Pest & Lawn recommend a control approach which includes a combination of exclusion measures, applying control products like safe-to-use insecticides and traps as well as discarding all food infested by the offending pest. Check out our 4 step process below to learn how to properly dispose of invading Angoumois grain moths in your pantry.

Step 1:  Angoumois grain moth control starts with a detailed inspection of the suspicious areas. Identify the source of the infestation and remove the product immediately from your storage area. Properly sealing un-infested foods with tight fitting tops and lids is important to prevent further infestations. On agricultural locations corn storage cribs should be cleaned out and covered tightly when corn and crops are stored away.

Step 2:  Once the infested items are tossed out, a thorough cleaning should be done. Vacuum and sweep up areas, sucking up larvae and eggs. In households, you should vacuum shelves and surfaces and spray disinfect.

Step 3: Once cleaning and sanitation is complete, pesticide treatment should be applied. Apply a residual insecticide spray. An easy to use aerosol like Novacide Flea & Tick Killer or CB PCO Insect Fogger are excellent options then follow up with an Insect Growth Regulator Gentrol Point Source IGR, which is also available in an aerosol spray and has a crack and crevice tip for easy application. For agricultural areas we suggest using an organic natural product like Essentria IC3 concentrate and spraying in problem areas.

Step 4: Use pheromone specific traps to catch Angoumois grain moths if you are weary of using pesticides. Dispose of old unwanted food and seal all cracks and crevices with caulk and paint in your pantry to ensure no areas of harborage are available and make cleaning up a breeze.

Following these steps carefully and being meticulous in your approach will ensure you that your Angoumois grain moths problem will be a thing of the past. Browse our Angoumois grain moths eliminating products below and as always you can contact us if you are in need of suggestions or advice, we are always available either via live chat, phone or email.


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