Get Rid of Pantry Pests

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How to Control Stored Product Pests


Pantry Pests include pantry beetles (9 kinds), pantry weevils (2 kinds), pantry moths (5 kinds). They multiply fast so we need to get started with Stored product pest Control right away.

Here’s an example of how fast some pantry pests populations can grow. The Saw-Toothed Grain Beetle female will  deposit shiny white eggs at an alarming rate, in a 4 to 5 month period egg count can reach up to 42,285 shiny white eggs.  Adults live 5-10 months. That’s 6 to seven generations per year. Females continue to lay eggs.

Pantry Pests feed on

A good suggestion to prevent pantry pests infestations would be to keep the following items in clean sealed containers with screw top lids.

  1. flour
  2. bread
  3. breakfast cereals
  4. macaroni,
  5. dried fruits,
  6. nuts
  7. dried meats
  8. sugar
  9. dog food
  10. biscuits

Pantry Pests Control Steps

  1. Find, remove and destroy all pantry pests infested materials. Toss in the trash and remove the bag from the house.
  2. Vacuum thoroughly to remove flour and other food materials from cracks and crevices.
  3. Use warm soap and water and a sponge and wipe the inside pantry surfaces clean and then wipe dry or let dry.
  4. Use GENTROL® AEROSOL as a general surface spray, spot, or crack andpantry pest aerosol crevice application. GENTROL® AEROSOL can reach those nymphs that fail to forage to baits and the IGR stimulates egg-bearing females to leave their harbourage and feed. (Shake well before each use.)
  5. Attach the supplied straw to the nozzle and get GENTROL® AEROSOL into all cracks and crevices where pantry pests hide.
  6. Then remove the straw and fan spray the flat surfaces inside the pantry. Let completely dry
  7. This should take care of your pantry critters.

No Chemical Alternative Pantry Pest Treatment

Pantry Pest Traps are an excellent alternative if you decide not to use a chemical product.

PT 4 Allure Insect Trapping System Allure attracts and traps storedPT4-Allure - Pantry Pest Trap product insects by using controlled release pheromones. Pheromones are chemicals produced to let other members of the same species know when to mate, aggregate, or avoid danger. Allure traps economize and simplify the inspection process.

When getting rid of pantry pests you may want to use traps along with your treatment to catch the stragglers. Here are some of the best-selling most effective pantry traps.

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About Mike Dukes, editor 58 Articles

I began my career in the Pest Control business in 1982 with Orkin. I started building Pest Control websites. Now since I retired two years ago. I share my years of knowledge in the pest control business and rate the new professional pest control products as I use them.

1 Comment on Get Rid of Pantry Pests

  1. While moths seem harmless enough, there are actually a couple of diseases instigated by these critters. These creatures actually have very tiny spurs on their legs, especially the larger moths. One of the most preferred solutions for getting rid of moths is moth traps. They look like your ordinary fly trap. They are mostly used to get rid of pantry moths. One can take help of some professional pest control team like ct pest exterminators, Exterminator Branford CT, Exterminator Brookfield CT from YALEPEST, Exterminator Cheshire CT or any other which they can find online or there are many ways to control them by using ant killer pesticides or natural pest killers.

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