Are you stocking up for the Thanksgiving holiday? It’s a good time to check your dry goods for pantry pests and watch for signs of mice and other rodents that are attracted to the extra inventory of food most of us have in our homes this time of year.
Some Thanksgiving pests that may disrupt your cooking include:
- Indian meal moth
- Merchant grain beetle, and
- Mice and other rodents.
Carefully inspect all food before purchase at grocery and other stores to ensure packages show no signs of damage. Store dry goods in sealed, airtight containers when they are in your home, and carefully check prior to using them in case of pest contamination. When contamination is found, remove the food products immediately to an outdoor trash bin to prevent further contamination. In the event of a rodent infestation, call a professional pest control company to assist you.
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Tags: Indian Meal Moth, Insect, Insect Control, Merchant Grain Beetle, Mice, Pest Control, Rats, Rodents