The sight of tiny insects all over your pantry items can be very distressing. Although pantry beetles and stored product pests aren’t as dangerous as some infestations, they are nonetheless a pain to deal with! A pantry pest is any type of insect that, true to name, infests grains and other stored products in your home. Pantry moth infestations often begin when infested items are brought into your home from the store. The pantry pest control team at Rentokil, formerly Onsite Pest Control knows how distressing these insects can be, which is why we’re here to help shed some light on these pests.
Pantry pests include moths, weevils, and pantry beetles. Each of these stored product pests has its own preference, but you’re most likely to see pantry pests inside whole grains, flour, rice, corn, beans, dried fruits, seeds, pet food, and other dried goods. Here in Vancouver, we deal with the following pantry beetles and stored product pests:
Infestations often begin from already infested grains that are brought into the home or business. A pantry beetle infestation can occur at any time but is especially likely when you store grain-based goods and flours for a long period of time without checking on them. This makes it important to learn how to recognize the signs of a pantry moth infestation.
Pantry pest control starts with knowing how to prevent them in the first place. Whether you’re grocery shopping or organizing your pantry, there are a few things you can do to prevent and get rid of pantry moth infestations for good. Our tips include:
Pantry pests are commonly found when you bring your holiday decorations or prepare for the holiday baking season. If you find them, it’s important to carefully dispose of infested items and clean out your shelves before returning any items.
The good news is that stored product pests won’t bite or harm you. The bad news? They’re a huge nuisance to deal with! If you need assistance with a pantry beetle problem, the pantry pest extermination experts at Rentokil, formerly OnSite Pest Control can help. Call us today to learn more!
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