Pantry Pests

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What are pantry pests?

Pantry pests, also known as stored product pests, include several different beetles and moths that 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 saw-toothed grain beetles, Indian-meal moths, red flour beetles, and cigarette beetles.

Why do I have pantry pests?

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

Are pantry pests dangerous?

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

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 get rid of pantry pests myself?

DIY treatments and store-bought products are not usually effective against pantry pests. Since these pests are found in our food supply, incorrectly treating them with pesticides can be harmful to people and pets.

How soon can we get there?

At Wil-Kil Pest Control, our goal is to help you in the shortest amount of time in the most cost effective manner. Your Wil-Kil technician is 100% committed to helping you as soon as possible.

How can I prevent pantry pests 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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