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Indian meal moths are considered pantry pests because they commonly infest cereal, grain products and other pantry staples. In fact, almost all dry, stored human food and dry pet food can be infested by this pest. Adult Indian meal moths are about 3/8 of an inch long and have a wing span of about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch. While their back wings are pale gray, the front wings of this pest are bi-colored. The inner third of the front wings are light beige and the remaining portion are copper or bronze colored.
Bringing infested products such as flour, cereal, pet food and bird seeds into your home are generally how Indian meal moths are introduced.
Indian meal moths and other pantry pests will contaminate the products they infest and render them unsafe to eat. Left untreated, they may also spread and breed in areas where stored foods are kept.
Like cigarette beetles and other pantry pests, Indian meal moths may be difficult to control. That’s why our services include the necessary products and follow up visits for one fee. Our treatment methods consist of the following:
Initial Service - Detailed inspection of the interior and exterior of your home, then a targeted treatment of all areas where activity is present. Each Initial Service includes the application of seven exclusive Pest Guard steps, designed to rid your home of unwanted pests and keep them away.
Follow Up - Quarterly interior/exterior services will be scheduled as part of our annual Integrated Pest Management program. All Schendel Premium Care customers enjoy the benefit of our PestZero Guarantee. If pests return in between visits, Schendel returns for free.
Trying to get rid of Indian meal moths using D.I.Y. pest control products are generally ineffective and can actually make things worse! Also, pesticides can be harmful to people and pets if they are misused or mixed improperly.
Schendel is 100% committed to helping you ASAP. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.
Schendel uses the least amount of material while still resolving the problem. We utilize natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment as much as possible. When conventional materials are required, we follow very stringent guidelines for the use of the product so that it poses no threat to people, pets or plants. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our service technicians will inform you of any specific safety measures that need to be taken.
We have standard pricing for all of our pest services, based on average size homes under 3500 square feet and where the infestation does not require more than the standard number of services. We will always make you aware of any price changes before we start your service. Sign up for your FREE quote today and see how much you can save with Schendel.
Schendel offers customers an exclusive PestZero Warranty. We will target the source and eliminate your pest problem. If pests return, Schendel returns for free. Guaranteed.
Pest problems can be difficult to prevent. Many of our clients choose to continue service with us to keep pests out of their home. You can also check our Pest Prevention Tips here.
Schendel Pest Services provides residential and commercial pest control and extermination services for Topeka, KS; Kansas City, KS; Lawrence, KS; Wichita, KS; Kansas City, MO; Springfield, MO; Phoenix, AZ; and Norman, OK.
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