Tuesday, January 5, 2010
The meal moth takes Manhattan
article about moths mentioning Standards Vice President
original article here @ Brickunderground:
After several acquaintances complained to us recently about moth infestations in their Manhattan apartments, we checked with our pest management expert, Gil Bloom, to see whether a larger trend is taking wing.
According to Bloom, complaints about pantry moths (a.k.a. meal moths) have been on the upswing for several years now, corresponding with a trend toward bulk shopping. Call it the Costco effect.
"People used to buy things in smaller containers, and now they have a huge bag of flour or box of cereal sitting in the pantry and they don't realize that it's become infested," he says.
Moreover, there are more moths in the food chain these days as stricter environmental regulations have sharply curtailed fumigation practices. Read the rest after the jump.