How to Get Rid of Pantry Pests Guaranteed

There is nothing worse than opening a bag
of flour or a box of cereal and seeing disgusting bugs crawling around inside. These are pantry pests, or stored product
pests, and they’re a lot more common than you might think. So in this video, I’ll show you step by
step how you can spot and treat for pantry pests, and how to prevent them from coming
back. Hi, I’m Colin with Solutions Pest and Lawn. If you’re new to us, we create these videos
to help educate people like you about DIY pest control. For the products shown in this video and to
learn even more about pantry pest control, click the card on the top right of the screen
or click the links in the description below. While pantry pests don’t harm people or
pets, they will contaminate and spoil food and they’ll spread through your pantry quickly. So we’ll go ahead jump right in with first
identifying and inspecting for pantry pests. There are many different insects that can
be considered pantry pests. These are insects that will infest dry foods
typically stored in boxes or bags. Things like cereal, dry pasta, corn, flour,
rice and other grains, spices, bird seed, and even dried fruit and dry pet food. The most common pantry pests you will see
are indian meal moths, flour beetles, grain beetles, and weevils. To confirm pantry pest activity, look around
your pantries or where foodstuff is stored. Having bugs in the kitchen is pretty common,
so spotting a tiny bug crawling across countertop is not enough; you really want to focus on
that stored food. And the best way to confirm activity is to
look for the adult pantry pests themselves. So keep an eye out for moths in or around
the pantry and bugs crawling around in stored food. Be sure to also check any cupboards, drawers,
and shelving. You can sometimes find eggs, skin shells,
or larvae in cracks and crevices along shelving or in food. But these are extremely small, sometimes invisible
to the naked eye, so really it’s best to look for the adults. When you’re checking your food, look closely
for any signs of movement because some adult pantry pests are tiny, sometimes only two
or three millimeters long and can be easy to miss. In fact, here is a piece of corn from a bag
of mixed grains that we bought that was infested with flat grain beetles. You can see how small this dead beetle is. Here are some crawling on the table after
pouring some of the grain out. Weevils are a little bigger and easier to
spot. We found this guy crawling around a second
bag of mixed grain. Now, you might be wondering, “how did I
get pantry pests in the first place?” While it is possible for some pests like moths
or weevils can come in from outside, the most likely reason is that you bought infested
food at the grocery store and brought them in. Most of the time, that bag of flour or rice
you just bought was harboring these pests. Even if you didn’t see the adults crawling
around, the eggs and larvae could have been in there, going unnoticed. Don’t forget, you can learn more and get
your professional pesticides for pantry pest control by clicking the link in the description
below. Now that you have confirmed pantry pest activity,
it’s time to begin treatment. The first thing you need to do is throw out
all of your contaminated food. We know it’s hard throwing away that ten
pound bag of rice you just bought, but pantry pest infestations can spread rapidly. Now, you can go through and check all of your
food packaging for signs of damage or activity, but it’s really best to just throw away all
of your boxed or bagged dry foodstuff. Because if one package is infested, it’s
safe to assume they all are. After you’ve thrown the food out, completely
remove everything else from the pantry. Next, vacuum all cracks and crevices in the
pantry shelving or cabinets. If your shelving is adjustable, clean out
the peg holes with a toothpick and vacuum. These tight spaces are notorious for collecting
moth eggs and webbing. Be sure to throw out the vacuum’s bag or
clean the canister when you’re done. Then wipe all of the pantry’s shelving with
mild soap and water to clean up any food residue. By sanitizing your pantry and food storage
and throwing out all of the contaminated food, you’ll be cutting off the head of your pantry
pest infestation. Next, it’s time for chemical control. You’ll need a combination of aerosol insecticide
and glue traps. And please do not forget your personal protective
equipment, when using pesticides, especially in tight confined spaces like pantries. First, use Novacide aerosol. Novacide is an aerosol insecticide that is
labeled to control common pantry pests like rice weevils, saw toothed grain beetles, and
moths, but it will also control many other pests in the home, such as ants, fleas, ticks,
and cockroaches. What’s great about Novacide is that it has
a long lasting residual and a built in insect growth regulator. This is key, because not only will it kill
any adult pests that come into contact with it, but it will also stop young insects growing
into adults, breaking the pest’s life cycle and stopping a re-infestation. Shake the can well and hold at a downward
angle. You’re going to just spot treat the back
and sides of the shelving all the way around the pantry. Spot spray the shelving in quick bursts so
a fine mist is applied. If you have cracks and crevices where the
shelf meets the wall, then the Novacide will treat these areas, killing any pests that
might be harboring there. When you’re done, don’t re-enter or allow
others to enter the treated area until dry and the vapors have dispersed. You can restock your pantry once it’s dried. Next, use a Pro Pest Pantry Moth and Beetle
Traps. This is a ready to use, pesticide-free trap
that uses a pheromone scented glue board to trap pantry pests. Simply remove the protecting paper from the
pre-baited glue and fold the trap into a pyramid shape. Place the trap on the pantry shelving where
it won’t get smashed and will be left generally undisturbed and out of the reach of children
and pets. The trap’s pheromone bait will lure adult
pantry pests to the trap where they will get stuck in the glue. This is a great, low effort tool that will
last between 60 and 90 days. And one trap will cover around 100 square
feet. Finally, for stubborn pantry pests that slip
by previous treatments, use Pyrid. This is an aerosol insecticide that is labeled
for many pests and delivers a quick kill. Unlike Novacide, Pyrid does not leave a residual
but is instead used as a knockdown spray. This can be applied as a direct or space spray
to any pests in the pantry. Pyrid is safe to use in pantries that hold
packaged foods, but please remember to remove any food that the spray could come into direct
contact with. Also don’t forget to cover up any dishes,
utensils, or cooking equipment before spraying or wash them thoroughly after spraying. Just like with Novacide, don’t re-enter
or allow others to enter the area until it’s dry and the vapors have dispersed. And when spraying any aerosol product, please
be mindful of any open flames or hot surfaces as the propellants in the aerosols are extremely
flammable. Get these products today by clicking the icon
in the top right corner of the screen where you can easily find each of these products. We will also have links to the products in
the description below. Once you’ve finished treating your pantry,
it’s time to start thinking about prevention. If you’ve followed the control steps then
you’re off to a great start. Novacide’s long residual and IGR will go a long way in keeping your pantry free of any pests. And the Pro Pest traps are good for up to
3 months, so switching them out quarterly will take care of any adult pantry pests that
is brought in. Here are some other prevention tips:
If you can, buy only about a week or two’s worth of food at a time. Pantries that hold foods for extended periods
of time are more likely to see an infestation. When buying dry foods at the grocery store,
take a look at the packaging. If you see any holes, rips, tears, or other
openings, don’t buy that package. And when storing food, it is best to keep
it in tight-fitting or sealed containers. Put cereals, rice, and flour in containers
that can be air-sealed. This is especially true for dry pet food. Pet food and bird seed are often overlooked
and extremely conducive for pantry pests, so put your pet’s food in containers. Be sure to visit our website for an in-depth
pantry pest control guide and to get access to each of these products. We guarantee that these products 100%, and we also offer same day shipping to help you get
control quickly. Solutions is a small family owned business,
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9 thoughts on “How to Get Rid of Pantry Pests Guaranteed

  1. I did all this and this morning we saw some more (not as much as yesterday but still). What the heck ?

  2. And literally nobody knows about these dumb bugs or has heard of them and hardly anything about them on line. My house is so clean. So unfair

  3. Those moth larvaes chewed half of my cloths and now pantry pest takes a long time to get rid of them and you only can control the number of them , I usually use vinegar plus lemon and salt for cleaning and kill them and no you don't need to threw out your rice or big beans you can put them in freezer for 8 days and the freezing temperature will kill them and all eggs and larvaes and then you can take them out and clean the rice and beans from their dead bodies and eggs and then use it. but I had to threw out a lot of floors and cereals and other stuff. and put the rest of them in ref or freezer.It takes a lot of time and efforts and still there is no grantee that you get rid of them forever, the best way is to don't put any kind of foods on their access

  4. I had a lot of grain beetles and the population soared during the heatwave. When I found the source, it was an OLD bag of rice that had a busted zip lock feature.
    I am never loosely securing dry goods again!
    The amount of bugs I cleaned out… it looked like red quinoa had been littered all over the pantry.

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