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How To Keep Pantry Moths From Breeding In Your Anaheim Kitchen

November 16, 2023 - Pantry Pests

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Would you take a bite of food if you knew it had bugs in it? Most people would not. Most people would also spit out a bite of food if they thought they just put bugs in their mouth. This is normal. Bugs are gross. Bug larvae are even more gross. Living with pantry pests, it is hard to avoid bugs in your food.

If you think these insects are crawling around your living areas, call our team in for quick control services. To combat pantry pests in Anaheim and keep these insects out of your kitchen, here are some things to consider today and methods to prevent an active problem with these pests.

Identifying A Pantry Pest Infestation

There are a few different types of pantry pests here in Anaheim. The two most common are beetles and moths. Now, adult beetles and moths are not a big problem. They might crawl around inside your home, but they are not the ones you will find inside your food. It is eggs and larvae you need to worry about.

Thankfully, it is easy to see eggs and larvae. This makes pantry pest identification fairly easy. All you have to do is look inside all of your food boxes. If you see little maggots wriggling around or little eggs, you are dealing with an active infestation. We will talk more in a bit about methods to deal with and prevent these terrible invasive bugs. First, let’s talk about the problems they cause.

Pantry Moth Larvae: The Silent Destroyers Of Your Food

A pantry pest will not threaten your health or destroy your home. In all honesty, if you didn’t mind doing so, you could eat these bugs without causing much harm to yourself. Most people, however, do not like the idea of eating bugs or their larvae. Pantry pest larvae in your cereal is a good reason to throw it out.

It’s safe to say that you spend good money on your pantry items. You do not want things to go to waste. If pantry pests get into your kitchen, you might find yourself throwing away hundreds of dollars worth of items. This is something we would like to help you avoid.

How Are Pantry Moths Getting In My House?

Pantry moths have a unique advantage when it comes to invading homes. These pests have the ability to fly. They might use this skill to buzz right in through an open window or door. They might also find a crack, gap, or hole in your home’s exterior and use that to get indoors. Pantry pest beetles may need to look for damage lower down to get indoors. To stop these pests from invading, here are four quick prevention tips to consider.

  1. Seal potential entry points in your home’s foundation.

  2. Make sure your windows and doors have proper seals.

  3. Keep unscreened doors and windows closed when you are not using them.

  4. Check screens periodically for any tears or holes and repair them as needed.

Invest in professional pantry pest control with our team if you want more lasting protection.

Moth-Proofing Your Pantry: Practical Steps To Take

There are a few things you can do to keep pantry moths out of your pantry. You could invest in pest-resistant shelving, avoid buying boxes of food that are damaged and might have pantry pests inside, and keep your kitchen clean and tidy.

For long-term pantry pest control in Anaheim, talk with our team about our advanced offerings. Call A-1 Bonded Termite today to learn more about our services or to schedule a service visit for your Anaheim home.

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