In current flour beetle infestations, discard suspected dried goods products in sealed plastic bags in outdoor receptacles. Toss all out-of-date dried goods or those you haven’t used in a while. As some homeowners bake or prepare special dishes only for special events and holiday gatherings, dried goods can sit for months and attract flour beetles brought in from infested products. Thoroughly clean and sanitize your pantry area, paying particular attention to cracks and crevices.
Eliminating pantry pests, such as flour beetles, can prove challenging. Contact your local Truly Nolen location to schedule a free pest inspection. Truly Nolen technicians can devise a plan to eliminate flour beetles and other pantry pests using our eco-friendly IPM methods and treatments.
Homeowners can take common sense steps to avoid future infestations by:
Cleaning your pantry regularly, cleaning spills and sanitizing shelves
Sealing cracks and crevices in your pantry
Regularly inspecting and rotating dried goods
Storing all dried goods in air-tight glass, metal or hard plastic containers
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