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Why Fumigation Is The Perfect Solution For Pantry Pests This Summer

a confused flour beetle on grain

Indian meal moths and other pantry pests such as the cigarette beetle, drugstore beetle, larder beetle, sawtooth grain beetle, and numerous flour beetles, can quickly get out of hand. They infest stored products, causing homes and businesses to lose time, money, and food products due to their infestation.

Each moth or beetle lays hundreds of eggs at a time and some of these pests can hatch within two weeks. This means, if they aren’t dealt with swiftly, shortly after they hatch you will then have a hundred more pantry moths or beetles laying eggs in your products. Another two weeks and your problem becomes an epidemic. You can visualize how quickly they can turn into a nightmare and destroy all the food resources or plant and tobacco products they come into contact with.

These tiny pests can chew through plastic and cellophane bags to make their way inside them to lay their eggs. They can also get into boxes. Once they have begun laying eggs, your product becomes useless, no longer available for resale. Shipping or delivering infested product could risk damage to your company’s image and reputation, potentially causing you the loss of customers. This also puts you at risk when trying to gain future clients due to a tarnished reputation. The good news is, you can avoid or mitigate potential losses by taking a proactive approach and having your facilities fumigated.

Tightly sealing a structure helps to ensure that pests are contained so the fumigation process is more efficient. It will also reduce the chances of unwanted exposure outside of the fumigated area. Entrapping the pests is the best way to ensure they are eradicated.

Action Pest Control is committed to choosing the safest approach to solve each client’s problem with pests. We only use materials that are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) so you can rest assured that we are taking measures to safely protect our customers’ homes and businesses.

Action Pest Control offers fumigation services for:

  • Container lumber fumigation for companies that export lumber to help businesses meet USDA and international shipping requirements.
  • Several of the nation's leading food and pharmaceutical plants.
  • Grain bins, seed processors, and feed manufacturers.
  • In flour mills, we provide up-to-date measures to ensure that pests do not invade your facility.
  • Packaging and warehousing facilities.
  • Residential structures and single-family homes.
  • Barges, tractor-trailers, railcars, and other shipping containers.
  • Museum collections, furniture, and antiquities.
  • Commodities fumigation (tobacco, corn, rice, soybeans, wheat, and more) along with exclusion services to prevent pests from arriving at your facility in the future.
  • We keep apprised of Updated Fumigation Regulations to help take care of our clients who deal in exported goods.

Action Pest Control has garnered national recognition as one of the nation’s top pest management companies for home pest control. We have more than seventy state-certified pest management professionals on staff. No matter how big or small your business is, we’re here to help!

Fumigation services are the first line of defense against these unwanted insects. Rest assured that we will ensure that these pests don’t gain a foot-hold in your structures when we are on the frontline battling against these difficult and invading insects. Don’t wait until pantry pests bug you. Give us a call to schedule your free fumigation consultation. The only thing you have to lose is unwanted pests.