Category: Pest Control Tips

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.