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How are flour moths identified?
Flour moths or meal mite are small greyish moths which fly about aimlessly in the kitchen. The presence of filaments in your provisions or white cocoons in your cupboards or on your food packaging is a tell-tale sign that flour moths are present. The parasite, whose eggs are not visible, are also characterised by their maggot shape.
How do flour moths spread?
The meal mite is a species of tropical origin and thrives in heat and is averse to the cold. The female can lay between 100 and 350 eggs which will hatch in 3 or 4 days before a small moth forms after a month. Flour moths spread via food products that you buy or stem from the neighbouring areas. That is why it is important to combat the flour moth.
Where do flour moths hide?
Flour, cereals, nuts, pasta, rice, quinoa…Flour moths colonise all manner of foodstuffs. Their eggs are hidden in the ingredients and their cocoon sticks to the packaging.
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Did you know?
Anyone that buys organic food sold in bulk is exposed to the contamination of flour moths.
Flour moths or meal mite thrive in your food products.
Whether in the form of larvae or moths, flour moths very quickly make themselves at home in your cupboards. These pests can contaminate your ingredients with their excrement and their spun silk can cover your ingredients.
Preventing flour moths.
To prevent the contamination of flour moths, systematically check the packaging of your food purchased in shops. Do they contain any holes? Do they bear any small cocoons? Acquire glass, iron or plastic jars which protect against the invasion of flour moths and clean your cupboards on a regular basis.
Treating flour moths.
Have you seen any flour moth larvae? You should dispose of your opened flour, pasta or cereal packets immediately. To eliminate flour moths, empty your cupboards and clean them thoroughly with a detergent. Then, contact us directly; we are a disinsection company specialising in the elimination of flour moths. We identify the source of the invasion, sort through your food products, set up monitoring points (visual inspection) and install moth traps which attract the males to a surface covered in a strong glue, thereby bringing an end to reproduction.
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