- These non-toxic adhesive traps are ready for use as soon as the protective film is removed
- The pheromone bait (sexual scent of the female moths) attracts the males
- They are then trapped on the sticky surface of the strip
- The number of moths caught will give you some idea about the intensity of the infestation
Place or hang where moths appear or are suspected.
Effective for approx. 8 weeks.
Food moths are members of the butterfly family. They have a wingspan of around 25mm. The front wings of the Mediterranean Flour Moth are striped blue-grey or brown-grey, where those of the Indian Meal Moth are a patterned copper-red. The females lay about 200 eggs - it is the grubs which emerge from these which cause the damage. They eat food and contaminate it with their cocons and excrement. After eating their fill, they pupate and develop into new moths. These seek partners to breed with and so begin the cycle again. There are between 2 and 4 generations a year.