Stored Product Pest Control & Treatment
Do you have a stored product pest infestation? Contact us today to get treatment and rid your home of unwanted visitors!
Stored product pests are insects that gather around the types of food that is often kept in pantries. These pests love foods like flour, dry cereals, chocolate, grains, and more.
What Kind of Stored Product Pests Are There?
There are many types of stored product pests. However, the types of stored product pests most likely to invade your home or business, include:
Why Do I Have Stored Product Pests?
If you have a stored product pest infestation in your home or business, it’s because they can find food there. From crumbs or messes in the pantry to expired food in the back of cupboards, stored product pests don’t discriminate on their next snack.
To stop these pests from taking over your space, keep any food safely stored and sealed; put packaged grains and cereals in airtight jars and containers. It’s also crucial to make sure your shelves and cupboards are clean. Cleaning out and sanitizing your pantry shelves periodically will reduce the risk of infestation.
Why Are Stored Product Pests a Problem?
Stored product pests don’t bite and aren’t known for transmitting disease or other health risks. However, they will spoil your food and use it as a breeding ground. Therefore, the biggest risk of stored product pests is the destruction of your food. Small beetles and moths can do a surprisingly large amount of damage. In fact, given time to mate and lay eggs, a few beetles can quickly turn into a full infestation!
How Can Plunkett’s Solve My Stored Product Pest Problem?
Did you find a moth in your meal? A beetle in your beans? It can be surprising and discouraging to find pests in your food supply. We’ve been helping families feel safe from all manner of pests for over 100 years. We can rid your space of adult pests, larvae, and eggs quickly and efficiently. Contact Plunkett’s today and let us make sure stored product pests are never invited back into your cupboards.
Stored Product Pest Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Get Rid of Stored Product Pests?
Prevention means keeping your food safely stored and your shelves and cupboards clean. Transfer packaged grains and cereals to airtight jars and containers. Pet food and birdseed are often overlooked sources of stored product pests so don’t forget to properly store them. Learn more about getting rid of stored product pests!
What are Japanese Beetles?
Japanese beetles (Popillia japonica) are an invasive beetle species distributed throughout most of the eastern and central U.S. They are a common garden pest, so you’ll frequently see adult Japanese beetles on garden plant leaves. Learn more about Japanese beetles!
Are Pantry Pests Harmful?
Pantry pests aren’t generally capable or interested in harming you. However, there’s a good chance they’ll cause irritation or an allergic reaction. They won’t sting or bite you, but you’ll most certainly want to throw out any food that is infested. Learn more about pantry pests!
Why Do Moths Eat Clothes?
Contrary to popular belief, adult clothing moths do not eat clothing. However, moth larvae do eat clothing—or rather the fibers in clothing—in order to grow. Most clothing contains organic fibers made from animal bi-products. Virtually all fibers derived from animals contain keratin. Moth larvae need to process a lot of keratin to grow and create the material they use to spin their cocoons. Learn more about moths larvae and their eating habits!