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If you’ve ever had a pantry pest problem before, you know how shocking it can be to see your cupboard covered in these tiny insects. The pantry pest control team at Anderson Pest Solutions knows how distressing these insects can be, which is why we’re here to help shed some light on this common pest problem.

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Pantry Beetles & Bugs

A pantry pest is any type of insect that, true to name, infests grains and other stored products in your home. Pantry moth infestations often begin when infested items are brought into your home from the store.

Types of Pantry Pests in the Midwest

The most common pantry pests you’ll encounter in your home are moths, weevils, and pantry beetles. Each of these stored product pests has its own preference, but you’re most likely to see pantry pests inside whole grains, flour, rice, corn, beans, dried fruits, seeds, pet food, and other dried goods.

There are several types of pantry pests we encounter here in the Chicago IL area:

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Tips to Prevent a Pantry Moth Infestation

Whether you’re gearing up for holiday baking season or cleaning up your kitchen, the last thing you want to come across is a pantry pest problem.

Our 5 top tips to prevent a pantry pest infestation are: 

  1. Securely store dry goods: To keep pests out, always store food and baking ingredients in airtight containers.
  2. Properly store seasonal items: Dried foliage, Indian corn, and other seasonal items should be kept in sealed containers while not in use throughout the year.
  3. Place bay leaves in containers: Sticking a bay leaf inside canisters of dry goods like flour, rice, and other grains. May help to repel pests.
  4. Inspect your groceries: At the grocery store and before bringing them indoors, check your purchased goods for any signs of damage or use.
  5. Check the date: Before you use your ingredients from a year or two ago, make sure to check the expiration date and toss any expired items.

Certified Green Pantry Pest Control

Our new GreenPro designation means that we comply with the procedures and systems established by the NPMA’s GreenPro Committee to ensure that our customers receive responsible, eco-effective service.

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How to Get Rid of Pantry Bugs

If you have discovered a pantry moth infestation in your cupboard, you’re likely looking for the quickest pantry pest extermination options. Remove all infested items and quickly dispose of them in a secure manner. Thoroughly clean your pantry before returning uninfested items. The best form of pantry pest control is prevention, which is why it’s so important to keep an eye out for these insects when grocery shopping or cleaning your home.

Professional Pantry Pest Control

The good news is that these pests aren’t innately dangerous. The bad news? They’re a huge nuisance!  Pantry pests won’t bite or harm you, but they are nonetheless one of the most frustrating pest problems to deal with. If you need assistance with a pantry beetle problem, the pantry pest control experts at Anderson Pest Solutions can help—give us a call today!

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Anderson guarantees complete satisfaction.

As our client, if you are not satisfied with our services, we will return to your home or business and diligently work to solve the problem as soon as possible. If the pest problem is not solved to your satisfaction, we will keep working until you are completely satisfied with our pest treatment.


Certified, Trained Pest Control Technicians

Every technician’s background is checked
Every technician is screened for drugs
Intensive initial training
Recurring monthly and annual training
Certification required for continued advancement

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