The term pantry pest are usually insects that infest stored products such as grains, beans, pasta, cornmeal, dried fruits, spices, other dry goods and even animal hides.
Indian Meal Moths are the most common insect we are asked to address for clients. Dermestid Beetles, Saw-toothed grain beetles, Cigarette Beetles, Red and Confused Flour Beetles, Rice Weevils are also common. Every insect has food preferences, some are shared.
Once the infesting insect(s) species is/are identified, you may be able to narrow your search for which product(s) may be the source of the problem.
Don’t forget to check the pet food, bird seed and fish food in the garage or other remote areas. This is quite often the root of the problem that has migrated into other areas of your home.
The picture shows a major grain beetle infestation in an old, unused tub of coy fish food that had migrated from the garage into the clients pantry.
If you want to get rid of those pantry pests safely, call EHS Pest.