The two major categories of stored product pests are moths and beetles. The moth family includes the clothes moth and Indian meal moth. The beetle family includes the cigarette beetle, drugstore beetle and carpet beetle. Stored product pests contaminate food and damage clothing and furniture. They commonly feed on all types of spices, books, upholstered furniture, clothes, dried fruits and grains. Stored product pests readily penetrate packaging materials and are generally located in kitchen cabinets and pantries. The two major categories of stored product pests in Maryland are moths and beetles. The moth family includes the clothes moth and Indian meal moth. The beetle family includes the cigarette beetle, drugstore beetle and carpet beetle. Pantry pests are also referred to as pantry pests, stored product pests and/or food infesting pests.
Are moths and beetles dangerous?
Pantry pests do not bite or sting, but they do contaminate food products. Adults will contaminate stored food with their eggs and then once hatched the larvae will eat the stored food and also breed in those areas.
Why do I have a problem with pantry pests?
Pantry Pests typically become a problem when homeowners purchase a product that is already infested with the eggs or larvae. A good rule of thumb: avoid products that have crushed or otherwise damaged containers or packaging when shopping.
How do I get rid of moths and beetles?
If you notice any pantry pests flying or crawling around your home, or notice any signs of larvae in your stored products you should immediately get rid of those products and check others for signs of infestation. This should be followed up by professional treatment for stored product pests.
Can I do it myself?
You can help to prevent infestations by inspecting your goods before storing them and regularly rotating the dry goods stored in your home. If you find that you are having continuous problems with pantry pests in your home, contact us today.
Is the treatment for moth and beetles safe?
Pest Czar uses only amount of material necessary to resolve the problem. We utilize natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment as much as possible. When conventional materials are required, we follow very stringent guidelines for the use of the product so that it poses no threat to people or pets. All of our products are registered by the EPA.
How soon can you get here?
Pest Czar is committed helping you with any ant issue as soon as we possibly can. In most cases, we respond the very same day you request an inspection.
How much does it cost?
Pantry pest control services start at $255.
What is your warranty?
We offer a 90 day warranty. If moths and beetles come back, we come back for free.
How can I prevent future pest issues?
Pest issues can be difficult to prevent. We offer our ongoing home maintenance service plans that provide you with the protection from the most common Maryland pests throughout the year.