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Question DetailsAsked on 1/26/2014

Can Indian Meal Moths be permanently removed by a pest control expert w/ a written guarantee provided? Cost?

Can Indian Meal Moths be permanently removed by a pest control expert w/ a written guarantee provided? How much would this cost in Sarasota, FL? How long will it take for them to be permanently removed (days, weeks, months)? Does the nest need to be found in order to permanently remove them?

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Yeap, you could remove them permanently by permanently not having any stored food, dried food, pet food, etc food in your pantry :) Stop being funny and forget the word "permanently," will you? This is how you get moths: you bring them home with the food you buy from the store so there is always a chance you will bring home contaminated package. There is no "permanent solution" unless you permanently stop shopping for food. Ok, now that you have them at home, complete elimination takes about 7 days for adults, about 30 seconds for caterpillars, 30 seconds if you find the infected food source that is...-just find the source and throw it out and voala, you're done! That's your 30 seconds pest control. The 7 day limit is for moths already "out," flyng around and stuff...those will sign-off within a week unless your tech is smart enough to use traps. (no spraying of insecticide is necessary and if it is done, is done to justify the high pest control bill not to wipe out the moths because "spraying the baseboards" doesn't control/eliminate moths, or anything else actually...). Now the moths' is the contaminated food package itself. Depending on how soon you noticed the moths, you might have multiple "nests" but that's not all tragic: just find them and get rid of them. Easy and "permanently" to use a word dear to you hahahaha. . So you search, find and destroy, permanently all right but the word applies only to those nests present that day in your pantry. Look at the bright side: strict control at food processing places limits the level of infestation to "occasional," and the reason things are blown out of proportions is the "scare the customer" trick: create "awareness, then create panic, then show up with the solution. Kind of what religions do...It is a sort of advertising, sleak pshychological warfare meant to trick customers into signing long-term contracts "for protection against evil indian meal moths" hahahahha. Relax, moths are a very minor problem, limited in scope and location and elimination is maybe the easiest thing in pest control. Just don't let any advertising turn your brain into mashed see what they did with the "bedbug crisis" stories...It is all about money...everyhting is about money and those falling for big words like "permanently" or "never" will pay the highest prices. A pest control experts uses small words while carrying simple solutions, a pest control crook will pain a picture of hell waiting for you unless you sign up with their company...and for what? Some stinky indian meal moths flying around in the kitchen...


Answered 6 years ago by lemieuxnorthbrook

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