Eastern Shore of Maryland Stored Product Pest Control
Nothing will ruin your appetite quite like finding a bug in your food. Stored product pests can infest packaged food that you buy at a grocery store. Once you bring it home, it can then infest the other food in your home or office pantry. To protect your home or business on the Eastern Shore of Maryland from stored product pests, you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and contact a pest management professional to find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
What Are Stored Product Pests?
Stored product pests, also known as pantry pests, are small pests that infest food inside the packaging. They are usually several types of weevils, moths, beetles, and mealworms. Infestation can occur during harvest, shipment, or even after the food arrives.
How To Identify Stored Product Pests
Identifying stored product pests is difficult because of their size and resemblance to other common pests. It is hard to differentiate between them and pests that fly or crawl into your property from the outside. Contact a stored product pest exterminator from Viking Pest if you see pests in your pantry.
What Problems Can Stored Product Pests Cause for Maryland Home and Business Owners?
Stored product pests in your Maryland home or business can ruin your food and repopulate quickly. This can cause you to have many annoying pests flying or crawling around. These pests live and breed in food, which means that your food supply can become infested with eggs, pupae, larvae, and adult insects, as well as fecal matter and shed skins. If your business is in the food industry, this is a severe problem. Food items infested with stored product pests must be thrown away which can result in significant monetary loss.
When are Stored Product Pests Active on the Eastern Shore of Maryland?
Since there are many types of stored product pests, they all have different behavior. They also have varying lifespans ranging from a few weeks to 8 months. To learn more about the specific stored product pest in your Maryland property, work with a grain pest expert, like those at Viking, to first identify what you are dealing with.
How To Control Stored Product Pests
You can accidentally bring stored product pests back whenever you shop for food. To prevent stored product pests, our Maryland pest control experts recommend shopping only at trusted retailers. If you notice any pests in your pantry or see a moth nearby, both are potential indicators of stored product pests. Prevent further infestation by contacting a pest control expert on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. They can help you learn how to deal with the stored product pests you already have so they cannot infest food you bring home in the future.