The Indian meal moth (pictured above) is by far the most common pantry pest.
The Indian meal moth, however, is not alone in the pantry pest world. The
saw-tooth grain beetle and the cigarette beetle are also common pantry
How do I know if I have a pantry pest problem?
While some pantry pest insects are small and resemble the color of their
food, others, like the Indian meal moth, are almost impossible to ignore.
That is because Indian meal moths fly around in plain sight because they
are attracted to the light.
If you have any suspicion of an infestation, a thorough inspection of your
pantry and other food-storing areas of your house is necessary. Don’t
forget to inspect dog food and bird seed in your garage. Such areas are
havens for Indian meal moths and other pantry pests, and frequently go