Pantry Pests and Carpet Pests
There are many little pests that do a lot of damage to clothing, carpeting, and food, and many show up during the colder months of the year.
Pantry pests are usually small and unassuming. They include beetles, weevils, moths, and even rodents. For example, one tiny little mouse can have 144 babies in a year. Weevils are very common in dry ingredients from flour and sugar to cornmeal and okra.
Many times, the pests are already in the food, and you don’t notice them. We buy flour with weevil eggs in it. We buy herbs and other seasonings with moth eggs in them. Once we take the product home, our warm homes help the eggs to hatch, and the next thing you know, there are small larvae in the flour, pancake mix, or cornmeal.
Several types of beetles eat carpeting. Some are attracted to the glue that holds carpeting together, while others eat the natural fibers such as wool or cotton that makes up the carpet. Suddenly, you notice that the pile is gone and all you can see is the backing. It may not be poor workmanship, but moths.
Carpeting can old other pests, such as ticks and fleas. Even bed bugs will hide in or under carpeting. One common household pest that lays eggs in carpeting is the flea. Yes, the same one that makes your dog or cat itch or that may bite you while you watch movies.
Learn more about how to rid your house of pantry and carpet pests safely. Just give our professionals a call, and we can set up a visit or answer your pest-related questions. We provide affordable one-time pest control service calls or ongoing pest control service calls throughout Bryan and College Station.