Angoumois Grain Moths

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Angoumois Grain Moth Facts

  • ½ to ⅝ inches in length.
  • Yellowish-white in color.

How to Get Rid of Angoumois Grain Moths

Control is sometimes difficult, especially in open corn cribs where fumigation is near-impossible. Some growers have seen great success with sex pheromone lure traps designed to attract males of the species, eliminating potential mates for females. Since the adult months don't live more than a month, careful observation and timing can prevent further problems with these moths in small-scale storage facilities

Prevent future infestation by thoroughly cleaning bins before storing new grains, as well as carefully cleaning tools before harvest. Small stands of corn should be checked by hand and any infested ears discarded. Above all else, using your grains instead of storing them helps to break the life cycle of these pests.

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