Different bugs and insects can attack cereals, flour, herbs, spices, chocolate, dried fruits and similar items in our homes. Some insects may be present but go unnoticed. These pests are oftentimes not noticed in the home until they become abundant.
Insects found in flour and cereal are often referred to as weevils, but the most common insect pantry pest is the Indian meal moth. It likes common foods such as chocolate, dried fruits, bird feed, and dry dog food. A common flour, pasta and cereal pest is the saw-toothed grain beetle. Various other species of beetles are also common pantry pests and can infest a wide variety of foods. Cigarette beetles and drugstore beetles are occasional pests, but they prefer dried plant materials such as herbs and spices.
How do these insects get into our food? Sometimes the bugs can find their way inside from outdoors; however, the majority of these pests are in food products brought into the home.
The initial infestation can originate at a food processing plant, a warehouse, a delivery vehicle, or even at the retail store (the chance of be infestation increases the longer food items are stored at the same location).
If you suspect that your kitchen may be infested with pantry bugs or any other insects or rodents in your home, apartment, or commercial building in RI (greater Providence and beyond) or Southeastern MA (Fall River, New Bedford, Seekonk and Swansea), help is just a phone call away. Let the experienced professionals at Falcon Pest Services LLC diagnose and treat your pest control issue and put your mind at ease. Call us today at 401-739-1322 or 888-232-5266.