I Have These Bugs In My Kitchen Cabinets
I Have These Bugs In My Kitchen Cabinets!
At Pest Control Technicians we hear this sentence fairly often. In most case, they are referring to Stored Food Products Pests such as Indian Meal Moths, or Saw Toothed Grain Beetles. There are other species of stored food pests but these are the most common that we find in our homes.
These insects have infested their food sources long before they are purchased at the supermarket and are brought home for use. Foods most common to develop these pests are grains and rice or products made with these ingredients such as pancake and cake mixes. Once these pests escape from their packaging they can infest other foods in your pantry.
What should you do if you suspect that you have a stored product infestation? First, inspect all packaged foods, even ones that have not been opened yet. Chances are you will find adult and larval forms of the insect right inside the food package. If you find infestation, immediately remove the infested products and dispose of them. Don’t stop looking for these pests once you find an infested food product, more foods could be infested than just what you found first.
Empty all kitchen cabinets and clean them thoroughly. Don’t forget to get the upper corners of the cabinets too. The larvae of food pest moths will spin a cocoon in these areas and can cause a re-infestation when they hatch as adults and begin breeding.
When shopping spend a little extra time looking at food products that these insects favor. You just might see the infestation right inside the bag. If these pests become a problem for you it is time to get help from the professionals at Pest Control Technicians. We specialize in these pests whether they are in a food production plant or in your home pantry.
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