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Get Rid of Pests in the Pantry

How to Determine if You Have Pests In your Home.

One of the most common type of home pests is the The Indian Meal Moth.  It is commonly found in the pantrys and floors of your home. They can grow up to 2/3 of an inch long.  The wings are approximately 3/8 inch long.

 

Pantry pests can come in dry dog food, dried birdseed, dried herbs and nuts, and more.  look under cabinets.  If you think they may be in food, look for webbing strands and larvae..  Food will look clumped.  The moths usually don’t eat and only survive about a week. However, a female can deposit 200 eggs in the crack and nooks of your home.

 

Where to Store Food To Keep Out Pests

Food must be stored in tight plastic containers, but do NOT use baggies or cardboard boxes.  Organic foods tend to attract them, so try not to buy these types of foods in bulk. If you do buy in bulk, consider where and how the food is stored.  Discarded any old foods.

Strong Speaker Lineup Highlights PCT’s Rodent Control Virtual Event

Strong Speaker Lineup Highlights PCT's Rodent Control Virtual Event

For those interested in learning how to better manage complex rodent infestations in both urban and rural settings, consider attending PCT’s fourth annual Rodent Control Virtual Conference , scheduled for Nov. 29, from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. ( register for the event). The conference is virtual, meaning attendees […] Click here to view original…

HANTAVIRUS – Part 4

HANTAAVIRUS conclusion 1. Workers in potentially high-risk settings (e.g., abundant deer mouse populations) should be informed about the symptoms of HPS and be provided detailed guidance on prevention measures. 2. Workers who develop a febrile or respiratory illness within 45 days of the last potential exposure should immediately seek medical attention and inform the attending…

HANTAVIRUS – Part 3

HEPAVIRUS continued HEPA filter respirators are required when working in potentially affected areas. Standard face respirators used to protect against organic vapors, dusts, and other pesticide particles are not sufficient protection against the hantavirus. For standard house mouse (M. musculus!domesticus) control programs (inspecting and handling multiple catch mouse traps, exterior bait stations, routine inspections, etc.) in…

HANTAVIRUS – Part 1

What is Hantaviruse? Hantaviruses are enzootic viruses that maintain persistent infections in their rodent hosts without apparent disease symptoms. The spillover of these viruses to humans can lead to one of two serious i.llnesses: hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) and hemor­rhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) (Jonsson et al. 2010). Viruses in the genus Bunyaviridaeare the…

Recently Discovered Spider Named After Spider from Harry Potter

Recently Discovered Spider Named After Spider from Harry Potter

A recently-discovered wolf spider species has been named after a spider from the bestselling Harry Potter franchise, Aragog. CNN reports that University of Tehran researchers found the species while searching for butterflies in Iran. After realizing it was an unknown species, they drew parallels with the features of this […] Click here to view original…

What Makes Mosquito Control Different?

What Makes Mosquito Control Different?

PCT talked to several PMPs to get their perspective and recommendations on offering mosquito control services. Combined, they represent more than 700 technicians conducting services. They’ve been offering mosquito services anywhere from 1 to 8 years, with one offering mosquito knockdown fogging services for more than 20 years. All […] Click here to view original…

NYC Announces $32 Million Neighborhood Rat Reduction Plan

NYC Announces $32 Million Neighborhood Rat Reduction Plan

NEW YORK — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on July 12 a $32 million, multi-agency plan to reduce the city’s rat population that targets the three most infested parts of city: the Grand Concourse area, Chinatown/East Village/Lower East Side and Bushwick/Bedford-Stuyvesant. This interagency initiative aims to reduce […] Click here to view original…