How can you control storage pests?

Are you dealing with storage pests? If so, you need to get rid of them as early as possible. There are some steps that you need to take for controlling pests at your home or your workplace. These steps include the following:

Identify and Monitor

Do you know what kind of pests they are and where they come from? It is important to identify the pest for ensuring the correct measure that you put into place. This is not only important for eradicating the problem at hand but also for ensuring that it does not make a comeback. By visual observations, you can easily track the extent of the pest infestation.

Eradication Procedures

The first thing that you need to do to eradicate the storage pest problem is to deep clean. For this, you can make use of the elbow grease for getting into the nooks and crannies, where pests can easily hide. Also, you need to vacuum all the accessible areas thoroughly.

Another thing that you have to do is to dispose of all the opened packages and foods that show any signs of being infested.

Look for Professional Assistance

In most cases, it is enough to thoroughly clean the infected area and to throw the affected food for eradicating the pest issue. However, if the problem still persists, even after carrying out the above-mentioned steps, then you need to seek assistance from professionals. A professional pest control service will eliminate the pest problem for once and all.

What is a storage pest?

Storage pests are also referred to as ‘Pantry Pests’. Generally, these stored product insects are feeders of multiple food items. They infest dried fruits if they have been stored for a long period of time or if they are fermenting or decaying through bad storage. This group of pests has an appetite for processed and dried foods, which you usually store in your pantry or kitchen. Some of these foods include:

  • Cereals
  • Rice
  • Grain
  • Flour
  • Dried Fruits
  • Spices
  • Pasta

Not just that, but some storage pests even feed on other things like:

  • Leather Goods
  • Furs
  • Fabrics

List of Stored Products Insects

It is important to perform detailed inspections of storage areas and store products for identifying an infestation as early as possible. Carry out regular checks on food items that have been stored for a while. So, stored product insects are classified depending on the animal and plant products that they infest. Here’s a list of some stored products insects:

  • Seed Weevils
  • Drugstore Beetle
  • Red Flour Beetle
  • Sawtoothed Beetle
  • Rice Weevil
  • Meal Worms
  • Indian Meal Moth
  • Hide & Larder Beetles

Common Signs of Stored Product Insect Infestations Are:

  • Dead or alive insects in food storage areas, windowsills, beams, food processing machinery, food products, and packaging
  • An item shows signs of damage
  • Holes in packaging
  • Food spillages compromising larvae, pupae, live insects, silken webbing
  • Windowsills and beams have pupae, larvae, or silken webbing

In case, you are facing a persistent issue with any kind of storage pest, then you need to contact a pest control specialist. Our professional team can eradicate all kinds of pests for once and all. We have a stepwise guide that is simple to follow, which we hand out via email to customers, who are struggling with a specific storage pest.

Our pest control specialists have knowledge and access to what kind of lure you need to use for controlling large level infestations. There is no need to suffer anymore. Give us a call today and get rid of all kinds of pests hassle-free!

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