If there is one thing that will draw bugs into your home faster than any other, it is the presence of food that has not been properly sealed up and put away. This can be a particular problem in pantries and other areas where food is kept before being prepared.
There are so many different pests that can infest a pantry that a professional must invest in a wide variety of control measures that are effective for each particular pest at any given time.
Pantry moths are a common pest that can cause problems in and around food storage areas. Other pests that frequently enter a pantry or food storeroom creating problems are roaches, ants, and rodents. Some of the most familiar pantry pests in our area are flour beetles, saw-toothed grain beetles, cigarette beetles, drugstore beetles, meal worms, grainary weevils, rice weevils, grain moths, sweet potato weevils, flour moths, lesser grain borers, bean weevils, warehouse beetles, etc...
In most cases the infestation in the food items were already present when the food was purchased. Proper food storage is very important to reduce the likelihood that an infestation will occur. Make sure containers are sealed and tear resistant. Most often you won't even know of an infestation until you open a package of an rarely used food product or you see the presence of flying or crawling adults in the pantry.
Once you notice an infestation you must discard the food product or products that are infested, and thoroughly clean the pantry. Once sanitary control is achieved you must employ an effective control and elimination effort. There are many pheromone traps and chemical treatments to accomplish this. This process is best handled by a professional who is trained with the knowledge of each particular pest and equipped to administer the correct treatment program.
Safari Pest Control, LLC is the premier pantry pest control company in the Tampa Bay, FL area.