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Store all pantry items, dry pet food, and birdseed in airtight containers.
Keep the kitchen clean by vacuuming the floor and washing cupboards and shelves to remove any spilled food.
Don’t rely on insecticides to remove the pests (they don’t solve the problem).
Pantry Pests Habits & Habitat
Though they may find their way inside from outdoors, most pantry pests are already in food products brought into the home—with the original infestation originating at the processing plant, the warehouse, the delivery vehicle, or the retail store. Pantry pests live in the food they eat. That’s the life! They can re-infest the same container of food until all the nutrients have been depleted. And pretty much any dried stored food product (cereals, grains, chocolate, oatmeal, nuts, pasta, flour, tobacco, herbs, spices, medicine, dried fruits, birdseed, dry dog food, etc.) can become infested with some kind of pantry pest.