How to Pest-Proof Your Pantry

Pest-Proof the Pantry: How to Get Rid of Pantry Bugs and Keep them Away

Has the thought to pest-proof your pantry ever come into mind?

There are around 10,000 species of insects in the world, and when you have pantry bugs it can seem like the entire population has ambushed your kitchen! These tiny bugs in your pantry can go from one or two to hundreds almost overnight. That is where we come in! 

We are going to show you how to get rid of pantry bugs and keep them away for good. So, if you are ready to learn how to keep those pesty little creatures out of the pantry then keep reading! 

Get Familiar With the Invaders 

A majority of the pesky invasive bugs that you will see in your pantry are totally harmless. Weevils, Moths, small Beetles, and Ants are all common pantry bugs that you will find hiding in and around your food. With that being said, these insects have multiple stages in their life cycles such as the pupa or larvae stage so you might see small worm-like bugs in your pantry as well. 

Spiders can also be found lurking in your pantry. You may have heard that windex is great for killing pantry bugs and spiders. While it can be good for those pesty little ants, vinegar is much better to get rid of the eight-legged spiders. You can mix half water and half vinegar in a spray bottle, give the pantry a couple squirts and you should be good.

But beware, there is another more sinister bug that no one ever wants to see in their home…the Cockroach. Cockroaches are known to carry germs and even some diseases like Salmonella. Trust us, no one wants cockroaches in their pantry. If you find them, contact your local pest control specialist.

Store Food Properly 

Pantry bugs love foods like sugar, flour, rice, grains, etc. You must keep foods sealed in air-tight containers. If you have a spill, or if you notice a sticky area in your pantry, make it a point to clean up the mess right away. Having a clean kitchen and pantry is not always a guarantee that you will be bug-free, however, it does make it easier to detect any pesky pantry bugs. 

When it comes to bringing your food home from the grocery store you must be vigilant in checking your food items for signs of insects. Carefully examine packaging for tears or holes as they could be a sign that insects have gotten inside of the packaging. 

Consult the Pros 

Even with trying everything you can to keep bugs away, sometimes, they just find a way in! If you are struggling with how to keep bugs out of the pantry your pest course of action is to consult the professionals. A reputable and licensed pest control company will be able to quickly assess your pantry bug situation and plan the best treatment option for your problem. 

The trained professionals at NJ Pest Control are skilled in handling all kinds of pest control issues that you might have. The team is experts in safely and effectively getting rid of pests in the home for good! 

Get Rid of Pantry Bugs 

Now that you know how to pest-proof your pantry, don’t wait any longer to manage your existing problem! Contact our professional team today to get those pantry bugs under control. 

Our team has proudly served the community for over 18 years! Our positive reviews from others in the community showcase our mission to provide the best service we can to our community. We are fully licensed and insured. Our entire team continues to participate in new programs and seminars so we can continue to master the newest technologies in wildlife and pest control. 

Contact us today to learn more about how we can be of service to you! 

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