When you’re in the mood to cook or bake something really special for your family, nothing spoils the moment like opening a box of pasta or bag of flour and finding pantry pests. These insects seem to find their way into the pantries of even the most meticulous housekeepers. Many times, they’re no longer alive, but all too often you will still see squirmy signs of life. A number of pests are drawn to grain products including meal moths, weevils, and different types of grain beetles, to name a few.
Pantry Pest Removal Requires Professional Care
Rice weevils are a particularly common pantry pest in the state of Florida. They’re not very large; only about an eighth of an inch, and they’re mostly dark brown with a long, extending snout. The female starts an infestation when she lays her egg inside a grain of rice or other grain morsel. One female lays about four eggs per day and keeps going for about 3 to 6 months. When the larvae emerge, they literally eat their way out.
If you should notice insects of any kind in pasta products, flour, cereals, bird seed, beans, nuts, or other products, you most likely have an infestation and should seek professional help. With our free, same-day inspection, we’ll send one of our expert technicians out to analyze your problem and recommend the best way to get rid of those pests. If you’ve taken advantage of our service before, you’ll have the same technician. We know how important consistent service can be.
Pantry Pest Services and Prevention Programs
Whether you’re having an issue with pantry pests like rice weevils or one of the thousands of other insects that come into your house uninvited, we are here to take those annoyances out of your life. Each of our quality prevention programs are specifically designed with your needs in mind. Our services are designed to provide monthly, every-other-month, or quarterly care. During our first visit, we will thoroughly search your property, treating every corner to remove the pantry pests. We will then move outside to remove the pests’ outdoor habitats and entryways.
Following this first visit, your personal Apex technician will stop by to ensure that your home’s defenses are functioning properly. During these preventative visits, we do not require your attendance. We are a family-owned business with dependable, long-term career employees who all know this business and care about what they do. We make sure we’re always informed about the latest innovations in the business by providing continuing education to every employee.
Apex Provides Expert Service with a Personal Touch, Schedule Today
Whether you have an infestation of pantry pests or occasional invasions by other bothersome insects such as scorpions, earwigs, fruit flies, centipedes, millipedes and the like, we can handle any problem with our signature personal touch. We’ll give you options to deal with your problem, and we’ll never try to sell you something you don’t absolutely need! We offer pest control, termite control and lawn care in the following service areas: Brevard, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Miami-Dade/Broward County, and Palm Beach County.