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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.
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