Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I HAVE WORMS IN MY APARTMENT?

THERE CREAM COLORED AND I HAVE NO ANIMALS OR ANYTHING I FIND THEM ON THE WALLS ITS SCARY



How long are they? If they are very tiny and short I suspect moth larvae. Not scary, just a pain in the neck. We get a lot of them here in the spring because we live in an area that grows Alfalfa. They are a grain moth. If you keep the moths out of the house as much as possible, it will help.


Good luck




Yes, they are definitely Indian meal moth/pantry moth larvae. You have some infested food someplace in your pantry or they are coming from another apartment. You need to get rid of the food to get rid of the problem. Everything should be sealed in a plastic container with lids. Look in the cereal, flour, dog food, bird seed, any food that is open. You will soon see little brown moths flying around. There are gypsy moth traps or meal moth traps with sticky glue inside. They will fly to the trap due to the scent and get stuck there.





I had some come into my house via bird seed. They are a pain to get rid of, but once you get rid of the food and trap the remaining you will deplete their numbers until they are gone.




Once you've rid yourself of them, you can prevent new infestation by freezing for a week any incoming grain, flour, cereal, seed etc.

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