You’ve seen moths around your home or hanging out near the light on your front porch, but what exactly are they? Are they a relative of the butterfly?
Read our moth facts to learn all about them!
The Indian meal moth was given its name after an insect scientist found it feeding on corn meal, also known as Indian meal. They typically live from two to six months.
Indian meal moths feed on dried fruits, grains, seeds, nuts, chocolate, candies, bird seed, dog food, powdered milk, dried red peppers and candy.
Attracted to the light, these bugs are found in bright places where food is stored like restaurants and grocery stores.
Moths infest foods, meaning they can be found around food in large numbers. They can contaminate food products by leaving skin and waste behind.
If you see a lot of moths or are worried about moths, talk to a grown up. You can let them know that information about getting rid of Indian meal moths (and more moth information for kids) can be found at the official National Pest Management Association website.