Stored Product Pests

indian meal moth in a grocery store

Contaminates Food

Pantry Pest

What are stored product pests?

Stored product pests, also known as pantry pests, are a group of insects that feed on flour, cereals and dog food as well as other dry, stored food items.  Stored product pests common in Gainesville, Tallahassee, and throughout Florida include:

  • Cigarette beetle

  • Drugstore beetle

  • Flour beetle

  • Indian meal moth

  • Rice weevil

Why do I have stored product pests?

In many cases, beetles, moths and other stored product pests are introduced on items already infested. 

Are they dangerous?

Stored product pests do not cause damage other than the contamination of food products, rendering them unsafe to eat. 

How do I get rid of stored product pests?

It is difficult for homeowners to get rid of stored product pests because of the wide range of items these insects tend to infest.  At McCall Service, we are ready to evaluate your pest problem and provide you with a free estimate.

How soon can you get here?

At McCall Service, we take all pest problems very seriously and are committed to providing you with relief as soon as possible.  In most cases we can respond the same or very next day.

How can I prevent this in the future?

Inspecting products at the supermarket before bringing them home may help prevent future infestations of stored product pests, but contacting McCall Service at the first sign of a problem is the ideal way to prevent stored product pest infestations. 

 

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