People love baking during the holiday season. It is part of the entire festive experience. Imagine opening up your pantry and pulling out your flour, grains, cake mix, or nuts and finding insects. If this is the case for you, read about how to remove, control, or prevent pantry pests.
There are several different types of pests that can get into your pantry and turn into a stored product pest infestation. They include ants, beetles, confused flour beetles, Indianmeal moths, pillbugs, silverfish, weevils, and more. Pantry pests prefer to infest different items but typically target dry goods, and they can be found in all stages of life (egg, larva, pupa, and adult).
Stored products are considered dried and processed food products that are stored in your home. These products can include flour, cereal, dry pasta, dry pet food, powdered milk, cornstarch, crackers, spices, bread, birdseed, dried nuts, fruit, and more.
Here are nine ways to control or prevent pantry pest infestations:
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