pantry pests

‘Tis the season of sweet treats and homemade comfort food. As you take inventory of your cabinets for holiday baking supplies be sure to check your ingredients as well as the expiration dates. During this time of the year, an array of occasional invaders might be eating their way through your loosely sealed food containers. Rose Pest Solutions has advice to keep your pantry uninhabited. Before we get into keeping pantry pests out and how to clean up after finding them, let’s cover the basics. Click on the bug below to learn more about their specific diet and attributes.

Common Pantry Pests

Confused flour beetle
Rice weevil   Grain Weevil
Indian Meal Moth
Confused Flour Beetle Rice Weevil Grain Weevil Indian Meal Moth

 

Top 5 Tips to Keep Pantry Pests Out

  1. Check food items at store before purchasing to make sure there are no holes or tears in packaging. Sift through items before using at home.
  2. Keep pantry items stored in sealed air-tight containers.
  3. Use hot soapy water to wash out cabinets, wipe crumbs from from counters, and sweep crumbs up from the floor.
  4. Look for cracks and holes around pantry and seal them using steel wool or silicone.

While the pantry pests mentioned above will mostly cause annoyance, certain species, such as flour beetles, Indian Meal Moths, and rodents have the power to cause illness by contaminating food and spreading harmful bacteria. Protect your health by keeping your kitchen clean. Having trouble finding the source of pests? That where we come in!

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All the pests mentioned in this post are covered by our Healthy Home Maintenance Program. For protection you need all year ’round, and peace of mind you deserve, contact us today. Our professional crew is only a phone call away. 800-GOT-PESTS. Check out our Integrated Pest Management Program to learn more about the steps we take to meet your individual needs and the skills we teach to help you maintain a happy, healthy, pest-free home.

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