What To Do About Bugs In The Pantries Of Your Eugene Home?
December 15, 2022 - Pantry Pests
In Oregon, nobody wants bugs inside their home, let alone pests in your pantry. "Pantry pests" refers to a group of insects that can look different depending on the type invading your Eugene home. The most common types include moths, weevils, and small beetles. They are typically tiny black and brown insects, and the way to confirm if they are pantry pests is if they are in or around your food. Contact the Eugene pest control professionals immediately if you are dealing with an active infestation.
The Types Of Bugs That Can Find Their Way Into Our Pantries
The most common pantry pests include weevils, moths, and a variety of small beetles. If you are trying to identify the specific type of pantry pest you are dealing with, the best way is to start with the food you have found them in, including:
- Weevils: Found in rice, corn, whole grains, beans, and bird seed.
- Moths: Found in dried fruit, seeds, crackers, nuts, grain, and grain products.
- Cigarette beetles: Found in ginger, rice, raisins, pepper, spices, seeds, and botanicals.
- Drugstore beetles: Found in flour, dry pet food, cereal, and pepper.
If you find yourself face to face with webbing or bugs inside a package in your pantry, you might feel unsettled in the stomach. One frightening thing about pantry pests is that they can be hard to see, even invisible to the naked eye.
Pantry Pests Are More Problematic Than Dangerous
While pantry pests are not poisonous, nobody wants to eat food infested with bugs. If you notice pantry pests in your cabinets or spices, there's no reason to be alarmed. It can be unsettling to think about eating a bug, but your health is not at risk. The main risk of having pantry pests the spreading throughout your pantry, causing you to throw out many of your ingredients and purchase new ones. If you suspect an infestation, contact a licensed pest control professional before they begin to reproduce. They can quickly reproduce, and what may initially seem like a small problem can soon become a full-blown infestation.
How Pantry Pests Find Their Way Into Stored Foods
Pantry pests are different from other Oregon pests as they typically make their way into your home through your food. While these insects can enter through typical entry points such as floorboard openings and wall cracks, they most commonly originate from outside the home and are already inside your packages when you buy them. Even if you have a spotless house with no points of entry for pests, they can embed themselves in food at the warehouse or processing plant, during delivery, or at the grocery store.
The Trick To Getting Rid Of A Pantry Pest Infestation
The best way to get rid of pantry pests and keep them from returning is with professional Ultimate Pest Control solutions. We have over 30 years of experience in the pest control industry and work hard to stay up-to-date on the latest training and technology so that we can provide you with safe, high-quality treatments to eliminate the pests on your property and prevent them from returning. Call or connect with us online today to schedule a free inspection of your home.