Indian moth in adulthood

What does an Indian moth look like?

Lhe Indian moth does not originate from India, despite its name. Indeed, we would have seen Indian moths for the first time in South America. Today, it is found all over the world. Being part of the moth family, it should not be confused with the textile moth .

Sometimes called the Indian flour moth or the Indian dried fruit moth, the latter is usually found in foodstuffs. Whether it’s a home, shopkeeper, or food storage place, she seeks to feed and breed in a cozy place. Their growth rate being exponential, the female can lay up to 400 eggs in a reproductive cycle. But when are they considered to be a pest?

At what stage in the life of an Indian corn borer does it wreak the most havoc?

We just mentioned earlier the first stage of development of an Indian moth, the eggs.

Let us describe successively the 4 stages of life of this house insect.

The egg

Inside cereals and other grain products are the eggs of the Indian corn moth. It will be an excellent food source for the larvae.

The larva

The larval stage can be very short, around 14 days. However, it can be spread over a longer period of 287 days under ideal conditions. The Indian moth larvae mostly live in dry foods like grains and flour. The larva of flour insects may look different depending on what it ingests. Usually brown-headed with a cream-colored body, the Indian moth larvae can also be white or pinkish.

The chrysalis

After the larval stage comes the stage of the chrysalis. The Indian moth hides inside a cocoon to transform into a butterfly.

The adult Indian moth

Rendered in the adult stage, the Indian moth turns into a butterfly in the house. Since she likes the dark more, you are more likely to see them flying in the evening and at night. Since adults do not feed on food, their lifespan is intended to be a maximum of two weeks.

When and why call in a professional exterminator?

First of all, know that it is important to do a thorough cleaning of your pantry before calling in a professional exterminator. By calling Exterminateurs Associés, you will be sure to have the opinion of an expert and not of Pierre, Jean, Jacques. An Indian moth exterminator will make sure to eradicate the problem so that these little butterflies in the house do not come back to take their turn from time to time. Our certified technicians use safe methods for the inconvenience this causes.

First, one of our Indian moth exterminators will check all food, boxes, etc. in your kitchen. Then we apply a liquid insecticide in the cracks of the cabinets for the larvae and a pheromone trap for the butterflies. You will find on this link more details on the insecticides against the Indian corn moth that we use that is approved by Health Canada.

Always with a view to offering a extermination service quality, we will be discreet with our unidentified trucks. We are also committed to answering your questions as well as providing you with preventive advice to prevent the situation from repeating. Trust Exterminateurs Associés to entrust us with the extermination of Indian moths. We are permit holders from the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks as well as members of the Quebec and Canadian Association for Parasite Management. For all these reasons, this is why it is important to call in a team of professional exterminators.