If you are seeing small insect larvae climbing your walls, ceilings,
and cupboards or tiny moths flying around your kitchen you may have Indian Meal Moth's, or Mediterranean Flour Bugs, which
are the most common types of pantry bugs.
1.The first thing you must do to get rid of them is to eliminate
the source. If you can not find the food product where they are coming from an exterminator should probably be called.
Carefully check all grain and flour products in your cupboards, especially the products you may have been storing for a long
time. Look for moth larvae. They look like small fly maggots or worms and are light brown or white in color. You can
see a picture of a meal moth larvae above. I have found them in stored bird seed, bisquick, baby cereal, rice and many other
foods. After finding the source food product throw in the garbage and remove from your house.
next thing you should do is vacuum all cracks and crevices in your cupboards and on your kitchen counters.
Pantry Pest Traps
in the areas you are seeing them. They can be bought online or locally in farm and garden stores. The traps should catch
all the remaining moths within a weeks time. A bug bomb can be used to eliminate the remaining moths but traps will make much
less of a mess.
To prevent a re-infestation do not buy bulk grain and
flour products unless absolutely necessary (including birdseed) and do not store food for long periods of time. Store these
types of foods in air tight plastic or metal containers.