Seattle Food Pest Exterminator
Discovering you have food pests is often an inconvenient surprise. An infestation can be especially frustrating from a financial perspective because you have to throw out so much food. Even worse, if you aren’t able to fully eliminate the pests, they can take up residence in any new food you buy, prompting you to throw everything out again.
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Food pests such as weevils and mites are not dangerous to humans or pets, but they certainly cause a mess. They’re commonly found in the following food products:
Food contaminated by these bugs tastes terrible since it contains their eggs and waste. Weevils and mites can be difficult to get rid of, which is why it’s a good idea to contact a professional food pest exterminator such as Whitworth Pest Solutions.
Warning Signs of a Food Pest Infestation
Weevils and mites can infiltrate cupboards a few different ways. One is the same path most bugs take to get inside your house: doors and windows. If you have these pests in your yard, they may be able to get through torn screens or missing weather stripping. They may also hitch a ride in the food you bring home from the store.
You likely won’t notice these bugs until they reach the larval stage, where they resemble very small worms. If you examine grains before use, you may see them wriggling among the product. You may also see dark beetles, which are the adult form of weevils.
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Where Do Food Pests Come From?
In Washington State, most stored food pest problems in residences result when a consumer purchases contaminated food. After the product sits on the shelf for a while, these insects may spread to other food products in the kitchen or other parts of the house.
Why You Need an Exterminator
Even if you get rid of the food in which these bugs are hiding, you risk their return if you don’t have cupboards and shelving treated. The professionals at Whitworth Pest Solutions can find pest hiding spots and stamp them out for good.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Food Pests
How Do I Know If I Have A Problem?
When looking for pests, be careful not to shake the box or disturb the surface. Often live adults or discarded “skins” will be visible on the surface when you open the container. But sometimes even visual inspection of the food containers may not reveal the eggs or larvae of stored product pests. Adult beetles or moths may be 1/16″ to 1/4″.