We all want an insect-free pantry and home, and the good news is there are steps we can take to help ensure insects like weevils stay away and stop populating. Not unlike many other issues, identifying the problem is the key. Here are a few things homeowners should know about how to identify weevil infestation problems and how to keep our homes and pantries free from insects.
Identify Weevil Infestation Signs
There are two ways to determine if you have or have had a weevil infestation. The first way is the obvious, the siting of these tiny cereal grain insects. The second way is when we discover traces of these unwanted and often alarming pests. Those traces are typically in the form of egg husk dust, a powdery residue left behind from hulls, pupae, and larvae.
Other signs of weevils can include small holes in boxes or containers, clumping of grains, or bubbling along the interior edges of your cabinetry or pantry. The visual siting of weevils can be alarming, but don’t worry because you don’t have to move or throw away all the groceries in your home.
The good news is there are ways to keep an insect-free pantry and weevils are more common than most people know. With nearly 60,000 different types of weevils, the problem of weevils is annoying but not unfamiliar.
Steps to an Insect-Free Pantry
Professional services like Pied Piper Pest Control can help with many kinds of insect and pest problems, including weevils. And as homeowners, we can also take steps to help prevent and stop weevils from populating too. Here are five basic steps to help prevent weevils and to keep them from growing in number.
1. Dispose of Food
Get rid of any foods you believe, suspect, or that have evidence of weevils.
Using warm water and soap, thoroughly clean the areas in question.
3. Use Containers
Use air-tight and lockable containers for foods like cereals, pasta, and grains.
4. Bay Leaves
Placing a bay leaf inside the containers will help keep weevils away.
Look for any cracks or areas that need sealing where insects like weevils can get into your cabinets or pantry.
These steps will help ensure your food is free from a weevil infestation and also help prevent other insects. If you are dealing with insect problems, you should also contact reliable and trusted professional pest control services.
Pied Piper Pest Control
Welcome to Pied Piper Pest Control. We are a locally owned and operated company, and we have built a reputation for providing quality pest control services to the residents and businesses of Alaska for over 50 years. Our team of highly skilled and knowledgeable technicians specializes in a wide range of different pest control services, including insects, rodents, ornamental tree pests, birds, squirrel capture and more.
As a registered division of the Sanitation Services of Alaska, Inc., we are proud to be the Great Land’s oldest and preferred local and state-wide pest control company. Contact us if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment today.
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