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Pantry Pest Problems: Is Your Pantry a Pest Maternity Ward?

You finally did it. You resolved to solve your pantry pest problems once and for all. Your air tight bins line the shelves beautifully. There’s not a speck of food available for wayward pests to find. 

So Why Are There Still Pests in Your Perfect Pantry?

The likely answer? Your perfect pantry may also be the perfect host for a pest maternity ward.

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Pantry Pest Problems: Eliminating the Maternity Ward

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photo courtesy of Joy @ Amazing Home

Storing food in air tight containers is an important step in pest control but it isn’t the only step. Most pantries are small, tight places with plenty of nooks that are rarely disturbed. Add in the usual darkness created by the closed pantry doors and many common pests will still find your pantry ideal for laying eggs.

So how do you stop pests from breeding next to the bread? We’ve broken it down into a few easy steps.

1. Remove All Unsealed Food

If you’ve already purchased the containers and transferred your food into them, you’ve completed this step. Remember: plastic zipper bags are not an alternative to hard sided containers. Wayward pests can chew holes in the corners of zipper bags before you know it.

2. Wipe Down Shelves and Walls; Vacuum Nooks and Crannies

Mild soap and water will do the trick. To get into the tight corners, use the crevice attachment for your vacuum.

3. Bring in the Pros

Professional pest control technicians know how to handle food areas. There are certain pesticides that should not be used in any food storage space. Don’t leave this part to chance. The pest control techniques they employ will specifically target pantry pest problems while keeping your food safe.

4. Continue Evasive Maneuvers

With pest professionals on your team, you’re well on your way to keeping your pantry pest-free. Remember to:

  1. Immediately place newly purchased foods in air tight containers
  2. Make a habit of wiping down pantry shelves and vacuuming nooks and crannies
  3. Keep all pest control appointments so the pests don’t stand a chance

You Can End Pantry Pest Problems with All U Need

Remember, we offer free inspections and easy payment plans for pest control contracts. Your days of hosting the pest maternity ward can be behind you when you partner with All U Need. Contact us today to learn more.

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