Second in economic importance in US grain supplies
Usually feeds on whole kernels of corn
Can be found in bird seed or decorative corn ears
If you see small moths flying around inside your home, they are probably a type of grain moth. Do not confuse these with clothes moths; in a clothes moth infestation, one rarely sees adults flying about, especially in large numbers. Grain moths can include Indian Meal Moth, Mediterranean Flour Moth and others. Store your seed, pastas, grains, cereals and rice in an air-tight container whenever possible. Never purchase sunflower seeds (or any feed) if the plastic bag is sticky to the touch. When pests of seeds enter or exit the seed, they release the seed's natural oils. A sticky bag usually means bugs were there first.