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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.

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…

Research Provides Insight Into Trap-Jaw Ant Larval Development

Research Provides Insight Into Trap-Jaw Ant Larval Development

Image provided via Eduardo Fox, Daniel Solis, Adrian Smith and Joshua Gibson. Research published in the Myrmecological News journal has provided new insight into the larval developmental stages of trap-jaw ants, Entomology Today reported. The study, conducted by scientist sat North Carolina State University & the North Carolina Museum […] Click here to view original…