Eliminate Pantry Pests In Your San Diego Home
The human body isn't designed to go without food indefinitely. If you don't have proper nourishment, you'll be more vulnerable to discomfort and illnesses. Death is a possibility as well. Needless to say, meals are vital. Also, preparing them is a way to bring people together. Traditions can be built around recipes and cooking as a group. Romantic dates or great conversations happen at breakfast, lunch, or dinner. However, insects and creatures can obstruct these times, as many species may spoil these special times.
Stored food pests, often called pantry pests, specifically target edible materials and packaging. Many homeowners have discarded several dollars' worth of provisions because of these bugs. It's even worse for those who run restaurants and similar businesses. With our advanced techniques, Bite Away Termite & Pest Control can help you get rid of pantry pests.
What Are Common Pantry Pests? What Can Bite Away Termite & Pest Control Do?
Cigarette and drugstore beetles and Indian meal moths are some of the most prevalent pantry pests in the region. Cigarette beetles have rounded bodies that are brown, yellow, or red. They appear to be bent over because their heads have a downward slant. The critters fly extremely well. Larvae are yellow-white and visually similar to grubs. Books and furniture are among the non-food items these beetles consume. Drugstore beetles can grow 1/8 of an inch long. They, too, are circular and seem bowed over, but they're brown-colored. You're likely to spot them by windows and fixtures because they're attracted to light. Indian meal moths are 3/8 of an inch long, with a wingspan of 5/8 of an inch. A bronze or brown tint is on the lower half of their gray wings. Their young are pink, cream, or yellow-green and have brown heads.
Issues with pantry pests begin in factories and distribution centers. The critters will enter facilities and drop their eggs in packages. Larvae begin swallowing food as soon as they are born. Rice, cereal, and other grains are preferable to them, and they also have an affinity for dry goods and pet chow. Items such as fruit, tobacco, spices, and flour may also fulfill them. As you might imagine, grocery shoppers inadvertently bring panty pests home all the time. Fortunately, these insects don't spread parasites, pathogens, or diseases. However, they can taint food with their waste and webs. Their activities can lead to mold growth and change the taste of meals. Seeing them or their larvae will confirm an infestation. Throw away anything they've infiltrated.
When a highly-trained Bite Away Termite & Pest Control technician arrives, they'll perform a thorough inspection first. They'll search your domicile and establishment for insect nesting zones and passageways. Industrial-grade products that are also eco-friendly will be employed. We have sprays, spot treatments, and applications for voids and crevices for the indoors. Outdoors, lawn-safe liquids, granules, and perimeter barriers may be utilized. We'll partner with you to create a plan that's conducive to your needs. Commercial pesticides and "do it yourself" methods are risky and costly. Having professional and eco-friendly pest control services performed by us is the better option.
Don't Let Stored Food Pest Ruin Your Home
Bite Away Termite & Pest Control's service area covers San Diego County, including San Diego and Escondido. Same-day visits are available. Monthly and quarterly appointments are a part of our reasonably-priced plans, and they include natural botanical compound treatments. Call us today for a free inspection!