Pantry Pests

pantry pests

The most common pantry pest are the Indian Meal Moth, Cigarette Beetle, Drugstore Beetle, and the Rice Weevil. These pests commonly infest pet food, spices, candy, nuts, pasta, cereal, and flour. These pest can not be controlled until the food source has been located and eliminated. Once that is done we can move forward with control. This involves the use of air tight food storage containers, the clean up of any spilled food products and the thorough cleaning of all food storage areas. If these steps are undertaken one can usually elimate the problem without the appliction of toxic sprays. It is usually necessary to thoroughly inspect all food products within the area of investation. If a food package is open it is generally a good idea to discard it. We use the motto "when in doubt throw it out". Establishing control can be time consuming and we want to do it right the first time. Another option for opened food products is to place the product in the freezer for a minimum of 6 days. This will kill any and all eggs and larve that my be present.

If you suspect an infestation please call asap. The longer you wait the further the infestation can spread through your food stuffs and the more costly is will be. We have the knowledge and experience to control this infestation and restore order in your kitchen.