Food Moth Monitoring Trap
FeroBand is a one-sided adhesive strip that is designed to target food moths. The sticky surface of the trap is impregnated with a pheromone that attracts the males from different food moth species, including – Ephestia kuehniella, Ephestia cautella, Plodia interpunctella and genera Ephestia elutella,
FeroBand can be hung in the air by the pre-formed hole or placed on a flat surface. Once installed, the protective paper can be removed and the pheromone released. One FeroBand is capable of attracting moths in a 500m3 room.
Only trapping the male moths stops reproduction, and the population will die out.
What are food moths?
Food moths are a group of small moths that feed on dried food such as rice, flour, cereals, flour, and grains.
Where do food moths come from?
Food moths are normally found in large factories, kitchens, and bakeries. The main way that they enter our homes is via the food that we buy in. They can be concealed in packaging and never noticed.
How do I know if I have food moths?
Normally, the first sign of food moths is finding their larvae. They’re a small white worms that sometimes have black or brown heads depending on the species. You may also find webbing or cast skins if the larvae have moved away.
Will food moths make me sick?
Although unpleasant to see small larvae and moths in your food; they shouldn’t make you ill if you accidentally swallow one.
How to Get Rid of Food Moths
Cleanliness is Next to Godliness – There really is no better defence against pests than regular cleaning and tidying. Surfaces, cupboards and drawers should be cleaned and disinfected regularly. This will help to remove eggs and larvae.
Food Storage – Food moths can get into the tightest of spaces; you should store dry food in secure, airtight containers. Zip Lock bags have been known to fail at keeping food moths out. Any food items that food moths have damaged need to be disposed of immediately.
Food Moth Traps – These monitoring traps are excellent for areas such as kitchens and stores, where the use of insecticides is not recommended. A pheromone attracts the male moths, then become stuck on the glue. After use, these can be disposed of responsibly, leaving no mess.
Food Moth Insecticide – Food Moth insecticide sprays can be a very effective tool for control; however, care should be taken as these can be harmful to pets, wildlife and people. It is best applied to surfaces such as the interior of cupboard drawers and drawer liners when treating areas. This will create a lasting barrier that will offer protection for several weeks, depending on how often these surfaces are cleaned. Reapplication will need to be carried out to ensure the treatment is still effective.
Food Moth Powder – Although powders can be applied to internal surfaces, it is recommended that these be applied for use in crevices, cracks and gaps where food moth eggs and larvae may be present. If used as a dusting powder, care should be taken to ensure food and other items are not contaminated.