Pantry Pest Control

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Pantry pest control in Vancouver BC - OnSite Pest Control

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 Onsite Pest Control knows how distressing these insects can be, which is why we’re here to help shed some light on these pests.

Types of Pantry Pests in Vancouver BC

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:

  1. Cigarette Beetle
  2. Confused Flour Beetle
  3. Drugstore Beetle
  4. Indian Meal Moth
  5. Merchant Grain Beetle
  6. Powderpost Beetle
  7. Red Flour Beetle
  8. Rice Weevil

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What Causes Pantry Bugs?

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.

How to Get Rid of Pantry Bugs in Your Home

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:

  1. Storing all dried goods away. To keep pests out, always store food and baking ingredients in airtight containers.
  2. Properly storing seasonal items. Dried foliage, Indian corn, and other seasonal items should be kept in sealed containers while not in use throughout the year.
  3. Placing bay leaves in containers. Sticking a bay leaf inside canisters of dry goods like flour, rice, and other grains may help to repel pests.
  4. Inspecting your groceries. At the grocery store and before bringing them indoors, check your purchased goods for any signs of damage or use.
  5. Checking expiration dates. Before you use your ingredients from a year or two ago, always toss any expired or seemingly damaged items.

Year-Round Pantry Pest Control

Pantry pests are commonly found when you bring our 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 OnSite can help. Call us today to learn more!

Pantry Pest Control in Vancouver BC

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