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Eat Any Houston Bugs Lately?

Pest Control Houston TX — Bugs in Your Food

Weevil Pest Control - Protex Pest Control Houston

Pest Control for Weevils and other Pantry Pests Involves Finding All Infested Sources and Treating Storage Areas.

Eat Any Bugs Lately?

Eating insects may be a delicacy in some countries throughout the world, but not so much in the United States.

Have you ever wondered how many bugs you might have eaten accidentally in your lifetime? Although not typically intentional, most people have consumed a bug or two, or maybe more, at some point in time.

Many insects like to consume the same types of foods that humans do. Some insects that infest food sources, such as cockroaches and ants, are easy to spot.

Others could be lurking deep within the confines of dry food products, nibbling away in silence. These common household insect invaders are called “pantry pests” .

There are many different ones that are bothersome to homeowners in Texas, all of which need to be addressed by a Houston pest control expert.

Common pantry pests that homeowners encounter are:

• red flour beetles

• Indian meal moths

• sawtooth grain beetles

• cigarette and drugstore beetles

• granary, rice and maize weevils

• spider beetles

• confused flour beetle

• bean weevil

• dermestid beetles

Pantry pests thrive during all times of the year in Houston because we keep our homes at a perfect temperature for their continuous reproduction.

Homeowners often report to pest control companies in Houston that they have found insects in opened packages of food.

Yet certain types of pantry pests are able to chew through cardboard, foil and plastic packaging to gain access to their desired food target, so closed foods are also at risk.

In most cases, pantry pests are brought into a home from another infested location (i.e…grocery store, warehouse, or pet food store), as opposed to coming in from the outdoors.

To guard against pantry pest invasions, you should look for holes in all types of dry goods packaging before you bring them into your home. Closely look for worm-like critters (larvae), moths, or beetles.

Cooking seasoning packets can also house pantry pests. It is recommended that you do not store seasoning packets for more than six months in order to keep pantry pests away.

Discard any infested products in outdoor trash. Safest policy is – when in doubt, throw it out.

Although ingestion of pantry pests are not considered usually harmful, most folks would prefer to skip that particular protein source!

Pantry pests can be controlled by hiring a Houston pest control expert like Protex Pest Control. Call us today for pantry pest control or general pest services >

Kingwood / Houston Pest Control – 281-440-5355

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