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Top Five Pantry Pests To Watch Out For

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Waking up in the mornings to a bowl of cereal is a wonderful part of everyone’s morning routine, but finding bugs in your cereal is definitely nothing close to wonderful. So many bugs find their way into our pantries; it hurts to toss your favorite box of almost full cereal just because of these annoying bugs. While they may all look like just bugs, the following are the most common pests that invade our pantries. 1. Indianmeal Moth The indianmeal moth’s favorite meal is cereal. It will also feed on grains, seeds, dried fruits, nuts, and dry pet food. Adults are about 9 mm long and vary in brownish and… Read More

Your Pest Control Links For The Week

Your Pest Control Links For The Week   Ridding Your Pantry of Pests If you’ve ever poured yourself a bowl of cereal in the morning; and found beetles, weevils or other pantry pests crawling around in your Cheerios; you know it can be quite a disturbing experience. Here’s some advice on getting rid of the uninvited guests. More… Millipede Menace This article offers some good advice on preventing millipedes. These pests smell awful, are dirty, leave stains, and can even disrupt electrical equipment. More… Difference Between Waterbugs and Cockroach Infestations For some insight on cockroaches and waterbugs, including what they look like, where they live, what they eat, and how to get… Read More

Pest Control Links

Pest Of The Week: Pocket Gophers   Pocket gophers have dark brown fur, large heads, powerful necks, very short tails, and very large, broad front feet with enlarged claws, which they use in combination with their teeth; to dig and push mounds of soil to the surface. They are approximately the size of a small rat, and can reach 10 inches in length. Because this rodent uses it’s two exterior, fur-lined cheek pouches to carry food materials, it has earned the name Pocket gopher. More… This Week’s Pest Control Links Round-Up   Guide To MPMA PestWorld 2013 In Phoenix PestWorld will be coming to Phoenix, AZ October 23-26, 2013, and… Read More

Pest Control For Pantry Pests

I would often be called to a clients home around this time of the year for ants in the pantry.  Most of the time we were dealing with either Pavement or Argentine colonies; but they were both attracted to one thing, “SUGAR.”  I felt bad requesting that I be allowed to throw away the Cap’n Crunch, Frosted Flakes, and pop tarts that the ants have by then- thoroughly besieged; and an even harder time requesting that we also get rid of anything not sealed properly. Thoughts come to mind of this woman in tears who had just gone shopping the day before and could not afford to throw away the… Read More