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Pantry Pests

What are Pantry Pests?

Pests of the pantry include weevils, moths, and beetles that reside and reproduce in and around stored food products. Pantry pests are a prevalent issue in households, grocery stores, restaurants, food storage facilities, and other locations where food is handled or stored.

These pests have a propensity for rapid reproduction, allowing a handful to soon become a huge, difficult-to-control infestation.

The United States is home to numerous kinds of pantry pests; typical pantry pests in the region include the following:

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Do you have Pantry Pests in your home or you are not sure? We can handle the identification and get you a solution to your problem quickly.

Pantry Pests Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are pantry pests dangerous?

Pantry pests are not a threat to human health and are more commonly referred to as a nuisance. On the other hand, you should never allow them to reside in your house or place of business because they quickly contaminate food sources.

No threat is posed by pantry bugs to persons or buildings. Adults are the least dangerous stage; the larvae of pantry pests that feed on stored food and cause damage are often the most destructive.

A stored food item serves as the location where the female lays her eggs. As soon as the eggs hatch, the larvae begin feeding on the food, and in the process, they contaminate it with their saliva and waste.

Why do I have a pantry pest problem?

Adult weevils, moths, and beetles find their way inside houses and businesses on their own, typically after being drawn in by exterior lights. Adults of these pests are also known to cause damage to wood.

They enter through cracked exterior walls, gaps around windows and doors, and open windows and doors. They can also enter through areas around windows and doors.

Another common method by which these insects enter homes is through food products bought from stores that include eggs or larvae of pantry pests already inside the packaging.

Where will I find pantry pests?

There are pantry pests everywhere food is stored. Typically, this is found in the kitchen and pantry.

They consume an assortment of dry foods, such as whole grains, pasta, cereal, flour, cornmeal, dried fruits, spices, cake mixes, chocolate, tobacco, and dry pet food.

In addition to inhabiting homes, pantry pests are a nuisance in supermarkets, pharmacies, food processing plants, restaurants, and food storage places.

How do I get rid of pantry pests?

24h Pest Pros is the best solution for removing pantry pests from your house or company.

We provide quick response times and the assurance that your insect problems will be eliminated and will not return.

Our experienced exterminators provide top-tier pest control services utilizing the most recent and effective tools to eradicate pantry pests on your properties.

Find out why your neighbors prefer 24H Pest Pros for their pest control requirements. Contact us immediately!

How can I prevent pantry pests in the future?

Prevent problems with pantry pests by partnering with 24h Pest Pros and by implementing the following prevention tips:

  • Do not purchase food items with damaged packaging.
  • Avoid buying dry items in bulk.
  • Remove food from its packing and store it in airtight containers.
  • Dry pet food should be stored in metal containers with a secure lid.
  • Regularly inspect your pantry for expired foods and eliminate them.
  • Install window and door weatherstripping.
  • Replace window or door screens that are torn.
  • Utilize a caulking gun to patch exterior wall cracks.
  • When not in use, outside lighting should be turned off.
  • Replace white outdoor lighting with yellow or LED lighting, which insects find less appealing.
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