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Lee from Hummelstown, Pa writes

I have kitchen moths. How long is their life span? I think I found the nest in a bag of dog food.

Answer:

We would recommend discarding any opened or infested food (human or dog). Please store all items in sealed containers. You will clean all the cabinets, pantries and drawers out and wash with hot, soapy water to rid of any larvae on the shelving. After these surfaces are cleaned and dried completely, you will apply the products in our Pantry Pest Kit. The traps will lure and catch the adult males disrupting the life cycle. The crack and crevice application will offer a 4 week residual for treatment. The life span of a pantry moth varies depending on food and temperatures. The average is 8-12 weeks for one generation. Four to six generations could take residence in a home. This is from egg-adult (egg-1week, larvae-4-6 weeks, pupae- 1-2 weeks, adult 1-2 weeks).

Answer last updated on: 04/28/2015

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