Dried food moths originated in Europe. They were first discovered as a grain pests in France. They began infesting grain in the United States in 1728, and infestations spread worldwide. The larvae of this species infest virtually all types of grains. Females lay between 40 and 300 eggs. Adult moths are very small with tan to grey wings The wings are long and narrow. The larvae is often found in grain products, flower, dog food, and etc. Dry foods in the kitchen should be inspected as the source of larvae infestations. The inspections should also include non-food items such as decorative arrangements of flowers, wheat stalks, and seeds, including seeds used in bird foods. Proper sanitation and disposal of infected items is necessary and Bugs-B-Dead uses a natural alternative product to control them.
These little beetles are native to Africa, and were found in jars of grain placed in the tombs of Pharaohs around 2500 B.C. Now they are found throughout the world. The flour beetle is a scavenger that feeds on virtually any vegetable-based food product. They may occur in conjunction with weevils. Flour and meal products are especially prone to infestation by flour beetles and it is common to find them in pet food. Some Flour Beetles can fly and have well developed wings. Most beetles have a reddish color, and are flattened top to bottom. Adults are about two millimeters long. The larvae are typical elongate, shiny, and have a worm like appearance. Control of most stored food pest beetles relies on a combination of proper storage of products in cool, dry conditions (if possible in pest-proof containers) and sanitation measures to remove or prevent spilled materials and dust accumulations. When insect activity begins, it is important to pinpoint the location of the infestation within a structure. Bugs-B-Dead has a proven method for pantry pest control.