Pantry Pests

What are pantry pests?

Pantry pests, also known as stored product pests, include several different beetles and moths which like to infest dry food products.  They have also been known to live in dried flower arrangements and potpourri.  The insects that occur most frequently in homes in Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay, and throughout Wisconsin are the saw-toothed grain beetle, the Indian-meal moth, red flour beetle and the cigarette beetle.

Why do I have them?

Pantry pests will be found in products such as pancake mix, cereals, macaroni, crackers, spices, pet food, birdseed and dried fruit.  Often, a food product contains the eggs of these pests when it is purchased at the grocery store and then unfortunately it is only a matter of time before their presence becomes evident in kitchen cabinets.

Are they dangerous?

Pantry pests are usually harmless but they can produce irritation or allergic reactions.

How do I get rid of pantry pests?

Getting rid of pantry pests can be a difficult task and should be left to a professional pest control company. Contacting Wil-Kil Pest Control at the first sign of a pantry pest infestation is the most effective way to ensure your property is kept free of these nuisances.

Can I do it myself?

Do-it-yourself pest control treatments and products are not usually effective and because these pest are found in our food supply, treating them with pesticides, if not properly trained can be harmful to people and pets.

How soon can you get here?

At Wil-Kil Pest Control, our goal is to help you in the shortest time possible, causing you the least amount of inconvenience while resolving your pantry pest problems in the most cost effective manner.  Your Wil-Kil technician is 100% committed to helping you as soon as possible.

How can I prevent this in the future?

Pantry pest problems can be difficult to prevent because they often come into your home on the food you buy.  Inspecting food packages for signs of damage before purchasing them will help as will getting rid of items in your pantry and cupboards that you haven’t used in a long time.  If pantry pests have infested your property, contact Wil-Kil Pest Control.

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