Have A Pantry? Pests You Can Get And How To Get Them Out
If you have a pantry that you store food in, you need to know what pests to watch out for. You could get a scoop of flour and see an insect or see an insect inside a cabinet. Below are some insects that are common to pantries and tips on getting them out.
The most common pantry pests you will find are small beetles, moths, and weevils. All of these pests are not dangerous to you or your family as they do not sting or bite. They can be annoying, however, and the thought of insects in your food can be unnerving.
They are attracted to a variety of food, such as cereal and flour. They also like things like spices, nuts, beans, and dried fruits. If you have open packages of food in the pantry, this will draw these insects if they are in your home. You may also find insects in unopened packages as they can make tiny holes to get inside that you would not see.
If you only see a couple of insects, you likely do not have to worry. If you see more, however, such as in other areas of your kitchen or inside cabinets, you may have an infestation. This is when you should contact a pest control company.
Pest Control Company
A pest control company will come to your home to determine the type of pests you have in your pantry. They will then develop a plan to get them out. The contractor will ask you to clean out all your cabinets and throw away any food where you have seen pests. They may spray an insecticide to kill the pests. They may also use glue traps to trap them and kill them. If you have a bad infestation, the contractor may suggest they come back a second time as there may be eggs left behind.
The pest control company will inspect your home to determine if you have any openings where pests are getting in, such as cracks, small holes, etc. If so, they will seal these up. They will also give you tips on keeping the pests away. This may be storing all the food in the pantry in airtight containers instead of the package they come in. You should also not leave dirty dishes in your sink and wipe down your counters each night before you go to bed.
Contact a pest control service for more information.