Mediterraean Flour Moths

Mediterraean Flour Moths
Commonly found in
  • HOME
  • FOOD SERVICE (Restaurants & Bars)
  • HOSPITALITY (Hotels & Resorts)
  • RETAIL (Supermarkets, Convenience stores)
  • AGRICULTURE (Raw Materials, Fruits and Vegetables, Livestock )

Mediterranean flour moths are common moth pests of food goods in the kitchen or pantry. This moth attacks flour, grains, cereal, pet food, beans, chocolate and dried fruits. The female moth lays somewhere between 100-200 eggs, often attached to flour or grain particles. These small, white eggs hatch in just a few days and the larvae immediately begin to spin silken threads and crawl around eating. The silken threads mat the food particles together and are one of the more obvious signs of an infestation.



Space treatment

Apply at a rate of 5 to 10 seconds for each 10m2. Close all doors and windows. Direct into all parts of room, especiallyaround stored product containers, pallets, and darkened areas. Keep area closed for 15 minutes following treatment. Open and ventilate thoroughly before reoccupying. Repeat treatment weekly if necessary. Infested stored products should be fumigated or treated by other effective methods using an approved product intended for this purpose

General precautions and restrictions

  • Remove pets, birds, and cover fish aquariums before spraying.
  • Do not apply when people, pets or food are present.
  • Do not spray on public, painted or varnished surfaces or directly into any electronic equipment such as radios, televisions, computers etc.
  • Do not allow adults, children, or pets to enter until sprays have dried and spray mist has dispersed.
  • In hospitals and nursing rooms : ventilate rooms thoroughly for 2 hours after spraying and before reoccupying.
  • Food areas and food handling establishments : do not make space spray applications when facility is in operation. During space spray applications, cover or remove food, cover food processing surfaces or clean after treatment with a suitable detergent and rise with potable water before resuming operations.