Ants are one of the most common pantry pests, perhaps because they can enter through doors and windows. If you spot ants crawling around your kitchen floor don’t be surprised if you do need to call a local ant exterminator, according to the specialist from Archers Pest Control, ant infestations can happen fast. In fact, ants can be difficult to get rid of by yourself, and the way to get rid of ants depends on the type of ants you are dealing with, and while you know ants by sight, you don’t necessarily know the species.
How to get rid of ants in your property: Keep your home sealed properly. Placing non-toxic deterrents like talcum powder, bay leaves, and vinegar, at suspected entry points will eliminate the pesky pests.
Weevils are also called flour bugs because that is where they could be easily found. In fact, there are more than 90 000 types of weevils. Weevils are a type of beetle with an elongated snout. Most of them are less than 0.25 inches in length. Usually, their colour is grey or brown.
How to get rid of weevils in your property: Bay leaves or garlic cloves are well-known natural repellents to weevil infestation. Placing a few bay leaves or cloves in your dried food containers will prevent an infestation, and position several cloves of garlic around your cupboards, pantry, and kitchen to deter these bugs from infesting your London property. White vinegar is also a well-known method to kill weevils. After rinsing your cupboards with soapy water, wipe them down with white vinegar to prevent a future infestation.
Indian Meal Moth
Indian meal moths are one of the most commonly reported pests of stored grains in the United Kingdom. This is probably because their favourite foods include grains, grain products, dried fruits, nuts, and cereals. You will easily recognize the Indian meal moths by their forewings, which are reddish-brown.
How to get rid of Indian meal moths in your property: Like most pantry pests, these insects are tiny enough to burrow through a window or door mesh and slide through any tiny gaps in packages or bags. Be sure to store your grain food the right way in plastic containers or jars.
One of the most terrifying pantry pests is cockroaches according to many London businesses and homeowners. Cockroaches usually can get into your property by riding in boxes, furniture, and other items brought in, or sometimes they can invade from the outside or from sewers and drains. Once inside, cockroaches follow water pipes and electrical lines through walls from one room to another. Because they love to hang out on wood surfaces, they may gravitate toward your pantry and kitchen cupboards.
How to get rid of Cockroaches in your property: It might sound unbelievable, but essential oils are actually a proven cockroach repellent. Their strong smell disrupts their hunting path and if the oil concentration is strong enough, the substance will also kill a cockroach infestation. The scents most hated by the cockroaches are lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, and tea tree oils.
Fruit flies are tiny insects that love to feed on rotting food such as fruits and vegetables as well as other food that’s in the process of decaying or fermenting. These annoying pests can reproduce quickly and can hitch a ride in bags or from fresh food brought home from the shop.
How to get rid of Fruit Flies in your property: In a bowl or cup, place a small amount of apple vinegar at the bottom and seal it with plastic wrap. Poke a few small holes in the wrap. This way the flies will crawl in, but won't be able to crawl out.
If you suspect a pantry pest infestation, contact the specialist from Archers Pest Control. Keep in mind that pantry pests can reproduce quickly and can take over your kitchen. It may initially seem like a small problem that can quickly turn into an infestation.