Primary Season: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
Where there is food, there may also be pests. Your pantry and other areas you keep and store food are hotbeds for insects. Pantry pests are annoying in a big way but they’re typically not dangerous, nor are they damaging to your home.
WHAT BUGS ARE PANTRY PESTS?
Pantry pest is a common classification for small insects that get into food items but that don’t carry disease and won’t bite or sting you. Some of the most common types of pantry pest insects are Indian Meal Moths, Red Flour Beetles, Drugstore Beetles and Weevils.
WHAT ATTRACTS PANTRY PESTS?
Even a spotless kitchen can attract bugs. Processed food items, grains, flours, cereals, nuts and spices are some of their favorites. If packages are not stored properly or items are left open it’s a welcome invitation for a pantry pest.
If you have or suspect a pantry pest infestation, call Madsen Pest Management. Here’s the process our Madsen team will follow to get rid of your pest problem:
First, our technicians will perform an inspection to identify the type of pantry pest infestation in your home.
After the inspection, our technicians will identify and create a customized treatment plan to address them.
We’ll clear your home of pests using the best techniques for your infestation.
Pantry pests can be recurring. The treatment process may take a few consecutive treatments over a few months.
PREVENT FUTURE PANTRY PEST INVASIONS:
- Store food properly in air-tight containers.
- Maintain a clean and sanitized kitchen and pantry.
- Cycle through food items regularly. Don’t allow items to sit on your shelves for months on end.
- Follow the “first in, first out” rule to ensure that older products are eaten first, thus keeping your pantry items fresher longer.
- Don’t buy food items that have damaged containers.
HOW TO GET RID OF PANTRY PESTS
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