SOUTH ELGIN, Ill., Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- McCloud Services, a leading pest management company servicing Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, OhioandWisconsin, is generating awareness on ways food facilities can prevent Indianmeal moths from invading food facilities.
The Indianmeal moth is a common stored product moth pest, prevalent in food manufacturing facilities and warehouses that process grain, nut, or cocoa-based foods. Indianmeal moths typically live in the food they are feeding on, including flour, pasta, cereals, spices and dry pet foods. Most Indianmeal moths are introduced into the food facility by being brought in with a food product which is already infested, making it difficult to know the source. Monitoring tools and inspection are key to identifying infestations early, before they become unmanageable.
"Indianmeal moth infestations can be difficult to control as food facilities don't want to throw out all the food in their food plant. For a plant-wide infestation, we may consider chemical control through fumigation or non-chemical control through heat treatment. Mating disruption techniques can also be very successful in pet store aisles and contained spaces," said Anna Berry, BCE, training manager of McCloud Services.
McCloud Services discusses Indianmeal moth mating and control options in its article "Keep Indianmeal Moths Out of Your Facility."
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