28 November 2017

Pest advice for controlling Flour Moths

Moths whose grubs feed on stored food - especially cereals, chocolate, cocoa, dried fruit, nuts and any flour product. Adults are mottled grey and brown and measure 10-15mm long. Larvae are a dirty white colour with brown heads and grow up to 12-15mm long, spinning light, matted webbing as they feed.

Flour moth-1Both grubs and adults can be pests in the kitchen, to which they may be introduced from shop or mill.


Destroy infested food, or return it to the shop with a complaint. Clean out the store cupboard and spray or dust surfaces with a product labelled for stored product moth control.

Having problems with Flour Moths?

Use a trained professional pest controller.

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