Table of Contents
With a classification like pantry pests, you don’t have to be a genius to surmise that these pests invade the pantry. Indeed, this is true, but some species will be found scattered throughout the property. Regardless, it is knowing this information that can make the biggest difference. Knowing that information could be the difference between a successful and failed elimination attempt. This being said, you won’t even have to concern yourself with things like this when you take advantage of a quality pest management provider like us. We employ a line of dedicated and knowledgeable pest management specialists that are always ready at the drop of a hat. All you must do is reach out.
However, it never hurts to know as much as you possibly can about these troubling pests. This is also just something else we can help you accomplish.
What Are Pantry Pests And Why Are They In My Home?
Were you cleaning out your pantry when you came across some odd-looking insect? Maybe you were pouring out a bowl of your favorite cereal and out popped one of these pests. No need to panic just yet because there is a very good chance you encountered a pantry pest. Because of their appearance and mentality, it is natural for these pests to cause a stir. Luckily, pantry pests don’t pose a physical threat at all. They are more of a nuisance and can cause your grocery bill to rise, as they’ll live in the products they feed on.
This is just one of the many things that make them such a hard pest to eliminate. This and the fact that they can come in the products you purchase from the store. Over the last several years they’ve become very problematic for food production facilities, delivery trucks, processing warehouses, and grocery stores. They’ve also become a problem for homeowners in your specific area. The longer the food sits idle in one location, the greater the chances of an infestation.
What makes the situation all that much worse is these pests can also invade clean homes. Unfortunately, maintaining a clean home will not be enough to deter these pests. The reason they are in your home is for food. They invade your dried food products and literally set up shop. They can mate and reproduce in a box of cereal, making them extremely problematic.
How To Eliminate Pantry Pests
When you have our card on your refrigerator, you don’t have to worry about eliminating pantry pests because this is something we’ll do for you. This being said, eliminating the pests and keeping them gone will require cooperation from both sides. There is only so much we can do from our end. As with an infestation, the key to successful elimination is finding the source of the problem.
Pantry pests invade the home in search of food and a suitable living environment. What dried food products have these pests invaded? Uncover this and home to eliminate it, and you’ll have your pantry pest problem all taken care of on your own.
These are the things must be considered when strategizing a custom treatment plan.
Indian Meal Moth
The Indian Meal Moth originates from the Plodia interpunctella order and is commonly found feeding on stored grains, dried fruit, nuts, cereals, and a variety of processed food products. They can be extremely problematic in the pantry and are much easier to distinguish from the other pantry pests thanks to their forewings. The forewings are reddish-brown with a copper luster on two-thirds. The other third of the wings are whitish-gray while the hard wings lack and distinctive markings. They are more or less gray.
The Weevil might be a small, reddish-brown, but it can cause big problems in big ways. With their elongated snouts, these pests don’t actually feed on processed food products like the other pantry pests. Instead, they prefer whole grains, beans, or seeds. Given this information, these pests are oftentimes referred to as grain of granary weevils. These pests tend to be a bit more problematic because they are much harder to detect in the pantry as opposed to their counterparts. They seem to blend in better with the products they thrive in.
As you’ve likely already surmised, the Cigarette Beetle feeds on cured and dried tobacco products. They also feed on medicines, pet food, and cereals. These pesky pantry pests can be easier identified than most thanks to their segmented, club-shaped antennae. Either way, you don’t want to be dealing with any type of pantry pest. Luckily, as was mentioned, you won’t have to when you know our number. At least, you won’t have to for long. All you must do is give us a call and we’ll get a professional out to the property to handle the problem immediately.
Our Service Area
Yorkville, Yorkdale Glen Park, York University Heights, York Mills, York Height, York, Yonge St Clair, Yonge Eglinton, Yonge And Eglinton, Wychwood Park, Wychwood, Woodhill, Woodbridge, Woodbine Racetrack, Woodbine Lumsden, Woodbine Heights, Woodbine Gardens, Woodbine Corridor, Woburn, Winston Park, Wilson Heights, Willowridge Martingrove Richview, Willowdale West, Willowdale East, Willowdale, Wildfield, Wilcox Lake, White Rose, Whitchurch Stouffville, Whitby, Whaleys Corners, Wexford Maryvale, Wexford Heights, Wexford, Weston Pellam Park, Weston, Westminster Branson, West Rouge, West Lynde, West Humber Clairville, West Humber Estates, West Hill, West Franklin, West Deane Park, Wesley Corners, Waterfront Communities The Island, Wards Island, Wanless Park, Vivian, Vista Heights, Vinegar Hill, Victoria Village, Victoria Park Village, Vaughan, Uxbridge, Utica, Upper Beaches, University, Unionville, Tullamore, Trinity Bellwoods, Trinity Bellwoods Park, Trefann Court, Trafalgar, Toronto Island, Toronto, Tormore, Topham Park, Thorton Woods, Thornhill, Thorncrest Village, Thorncliffe Park, Thorncliffe, Thistletown Beaumond Heights, Thistletown, The Village, The Peanut, The Kingsway, The Junction, The Golden Mile, The Entertainment District, The Elms, The Beaches, The Annex, Teston, Temperanceville, Taylor Massey, Taunton, Tam Oshanter Sullivan, Tam Oshanter, Swansea, Sunset Corners, Sunnyside, Sunningdale, Summerville, Summerhill, Sullivan, Streetsville, Strange, Stouffville, Stonegate Queensway, Steeles, St Andrew Windfields, St Phillips, St Lawrence, St James Town, Springbrook, South Riverdale, South Parkdale, South Hill, Solina, Snowball, Snider, Snelgrove, Six Points, Silverthorne, Silver Hills, Siloam, Shirley, Sherwood Forrest, Sherwood, Sheridan Park, Sheridan Homelands, Shep, Seaton Village, Schomberg, Sandhill, Sandford, Ryerson University, Rustic, Runnymede Bloor West Village, Runnymede, Rouge Park, Rouge Hill, Rouge, Roseville, Rosedale Moore Park, Rosebank Station, Roncesvalles, Rockcliffe Smythe, Riverview, Ringwood, Ridgewood, Ridgehill, Richview Gardens, Richvale, Richmond Hill, Rexdale Kipling, Rexdale, Regent Park, Recreation Island, Rattray Park Estates, Rama, R C Y C Island, Quantztown, Purpleville, Prospect, Princess Rosethorn, Princess Margaret Gardens, Princess Anne Manor, Preston Lake, Pottageville, Port Union, Port Lands, Port Credit, Pleasantville, Pleasant View, Playter Estates Danforth, Playter Estates, Pine Point, Pine Orchard, Pine Grove, Pickering Village, Pickering, Pelmo Park Humberlea, Peel Village, Patterson, Parkwoods Donalda, Parkway West, Parkway East, Parkview Hill, Parkdale, Park Royal, Pape Village, Palmerston Little Italy, Oshawa, Orchard Heights, Olympic Island, Old Toronto, Old Mill, Old East York, Oakwood Village, Oakville, Oakridge, Oak Ridges, Oconnor Parkview, Northwood Park, North York, North Toronto, North St James Town, North Riverdale, North Park, Nobleton, Niagara, Newtonbrook West, Newtonbrook East, Newton Brook, Newmarket, New Toronto, New Scotland, Nashville, Myrtle Station, Myrtle, Musselmans Lake, Muggs Island, Mount Pleasant West, Mount Pleasant East, Mount Olive Silverstone Jamestown, Mount Joy, Mount Dennis, Mount Charles, Mount Albert, Moss Park, Morningside Heights, Morningside, Moore Park, Mongolia, Mississauga Valley, Mississauga, Mirvish Village, Mimico Beach, Mimico, Milliken, Midtown Toronto, Metropolitan Area Apt, Meadowvale West, Meadowvale Village, Meadowvale South, Meadow Wood, Mayfield, Maryvale, Marvin Heights, Markland Woods, Markland Wood, Markham, Maple Leaf, Maple Grove, Maple, Malvern West, Malvern, Malton, Main Square, Macville, Lorne Park Estates, Lorne Park, Long Branch, Little Portugal, Little Italy, Little India, Lisgar, Linton, Lincolnville, Liberty Village, Leslieville, Lemonville, Leaside Bennington, Leaside, Lawrence Park South, Lawrence Park North, Lawrence Park, Lawrence Manor, Lawrence Heights, Laskay, Lansing Westgate, Lansing, Lambton Mills, Lambton Baby Point, Lakeview, Lamoreaux, Koreatown, Kleinburg Station, Kleinburg, Kipling Heights, Kinsale, Kingsway South, Kingsview Village The Westway, Kingsview Village, Kingscross Estates, Kinghorn, King Creek, King City, King, Kettleby, Kent Gardens, Kensington Chinatown, Kensington Market, Kennedy Park, Keelesdale Eglinton West, Keelesdale, Junction Triangle, Junction Area, Islington City Centre West, Islington, Ionview, Iles De Toronto, Humewood Cedarvale, Humberwoods, Humberside, Humbermede, Humberlea, Humber Valley Village, Humber Summit, Humber Heights Westmount, Humber Grove, Humber Bay, Humber, Hornby Station, Hope, Holton Heights, Holt, Holly Park, Hoggs Hollow, Hillcrest Village, Hillcrest, Highland Creek, Highfield, High Park Swansea, High Park North, Heritage Park, Henry Farm, Headford, Harmony, Harbourfront, Harbord Village, Happy Valley, Hanlan, Hammertown, Hagermans Corners, Guildwood, Greenwood Coxwell, Greenwood, Greektown, Grange Park, Grahamsville, Gormley, Gorewood Acres, Goodwood, Glenville, Glenfield Jane Heights, Glen Major, Glen Leven, Glen Agar, Glasgow, German Mills, Garden District, Frasers Corners, Fort York, Forest Hill South, Forest Hill North, Forest Hill, Flemingdon Park, Fisherville, Financial District, Fashion District, Falgarwood, Fairview, Fairport Beach, Fairport, Fairhaven, Fairbank, Eversley, Etobicoke West Mall, Etobicoke, Eringate Centennial West Deane, Eringate, Erindale Woodlands, Erindale, Erin Mills, Ennisclare Park, Englemount Lawrence, Enfield, Emery, Elms Old Rexdale, Ellesmere, Elia, Elgin Mills, Eldorado Park, Elder Mills, Eglinton East, Edenbridge Humber Valley, Ebenezer, Eatonville, East York, East Gwillimbury, East End Danforth, East Danforth, East Bayfront, Earlscourt, Dunkerron, Dufferin Grove, Drumquin, Downtown Toronto, Downsview Roding Cfb, Downsview, Dovercourt Wallace Emerson Junction, Dovercourt, Dorset Park, Don Valley Village, Don Vale, Don Mills, Dixie, Distillery District, Discovery District, Derry West, Del Ray, Deer Park, Deckers Hill, Davisville, Davenport, Danforth East York, Danforth, Crescent Town, Coventry, Courtice, Corso Italia Davenport, Corso Italia, Corktown, Coppins Corners, Cooksville, Concord, Coleraine, Cliffside, Cliffcrest, Clearview Heights, Clearview, Clarkson, Clarks Corners, Clarkes Hollow, Claremont, Clanton Park, Clairlea Birchmount, Clairlea, Claireville, Cityplace, Churchville, Church Yonge Corridor, Chinatown, Chestnut Hills, Cherrywood, Charnwood, Centre Island, Centennial Scarborough, Centennial Park, Centennial, Cedarvale, Cedar Valley, Cedar Mills, Cedar Dale, Castlemore, Castlederg, Castle Green, Cashel, Casa Loma, Carleton Village, Caledonia Fairbank, Cachet, Cabbagetown South St James Town, Cabbagetown, Buttonville, Burnhamthorpe, Browns Corners, Brooklin, Brookhaven Amesbury, Brockton Village, Brock Road, Broadview North, Britannia, Bridle Path Sunnybrook York Mills, Briar Hill Belgravia, Brampton, Bramalea Woods, Bramalea, Box Grove, Bolton, Bogarttown, Bloordale Gardens, Bloor West Village, Bloomington, Blake Jones, Black Creek, Birchwood, Birchmount Park, Birchcliffe Cliffside, Birch Cliff, Beverley Acres, Bermondsey, Bennington Heights, Bendale, Belford, Beechborough Greenbrook, Bedford Park Nortown, Bedford Park, Beaumonde Heights, Bayview Woods Steeles, Bayview Village, Bay Street Corridor, Bathurst Manor, Banbury Don Mills, Balsam, Ballantrae, Baldwin Village, Baby Point, Aurora, Audley, Atha Road, Armsdale, Armour Heights, Armitage, Armbro Heights, Applewood Hills, Applewood Heights, Applewood Acres, Annex, Altona, Almira, Alloa, Algonquin Island, Alexandra Park, Alderwood, Ajax, Agincourt South Malvern West, Agincourt North, Agincourt, Agerton.