Pantry Pest Control

Welcome to Brothers Pest Management, your trusted local pest control company in Minnesota.

Pantry pests can quickly become a major problem in any home, contaminating your food and causing extensive damage to your pantry and kitchen. That's why we offer specialized pantry pest control services to help you protect your home and family from these pesky insects.

Our Pantry Pest Control Services:

  1. Inspection: Our experienced technicians will conduct a thorough inspection of your pantry and kitchen to determine the extent of your pantry pest infestation. We will identify the type of pests present, including common pantry pests such as beetles, weevils, and moths.

  2. Treatment: Depending on the type and extent of your pantry pest problem, we offer a range of pantry pest control treatments, including chemical sprays, dusts, and traps. Our treatments are safe for use around food and are designed to effectively eliminate pantry pests while minimizing the risk of contamination.

  3. Prevention: In addition to controlling existing pantry pest infestations, we also offer prevention services to help you keep pantry pests from returning to your home. This includes sealing cracks and crevices in your pantry and kitchen to prevent pests from entering, as well as proper food storage and hygiene practices.

Why Choose Brothers Pest Management?

At Brothers Pest Management, we understand the importance of keeping your home free from pantry pests. Our experienced technicians use only the latest pest control products and techniques to ensure that your property remains pest-free. We also offer flexible scheduling options to minimize disruption to your daily routine.

Contact Us Today!

If you're experiencing a pantry pest problem in your home, don't hesitate to contact Brothers Pest Management. Our team is ready to help you get rid of these pesky insects quickly and effectively so that you can enjoy a pest-free home.

Contact us today or fill out the form above to schedule a free consultation and learn more about our pantry pest control services.

Common Pantry Pests found in Minnesota

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Indian Meal Moths

  1. Indianmeal moths may be found inside infested products or flying around homes.

  2. The larvae of indianmeal moths are whitish worms with shades of yellow, pink, green or brown and grow to 1/2 inch long.

  3. Only the larvae of indianmeal moths feed in stored products, which can be any dry stored food or whole grain.

  4. Foods infested with indianmeal moths will have silk webbing present on the surface of the product.

  5. Larvae of indianmeal moths often leave the food when mature and may move long distances before spinning a cocoon.

  6. It is common to find caterpillars and cocoons on ceilings and walls.

  7. Adult indianmeal moths may be seen up to several weeks after the food source has been removed.

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Meal Moths

  1. Meal moths have a wingspan of about 3/4-1 inch.

  2. Meal moht forewings have a dark reddish-brown band across the top and bottom of the wings with an olive or yellowish-green band, outlined by wavy white lines in the center.

  3. Meal moths abdomen is curved up at a 90-degree angle when at rest.

  4. Larvae of meal moths have a black head and whitish body with some orange at the end of the body.

  5. Meal moths feed on a variety of flour and grain products and seeds. These moths are not common in homes.

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Sawtoothed grain beetles

  1. Sawtoothed grain beetles are about 1/10 inch long, slender, flattened, and brownish-red to almost black.

  2. Sawtoothed grain beetles are identified by the saw-like teeth on each side of the thorax.

  3. Larvae of sawtoothed grain beetles are cream-colored, slender, and about 1/8 inch long.

  4. Sawtoothed grain beetles are found in many different food items, including dried fruit, cereals, nuts, dried meat, macaroni and seeds.

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Drugstore beetles

  1. Drugstore beetles are about 1/8 inch long, oval, and brown.

  2. The head of a drugstore beetle is bent down giving it a humped appearance.

  3. The drugstore beetles fly and can be found around windows.

  4. Drugstore beetles feed on dried plant products such as spices, macaroni and other grain based foods, dried flowers, tobacco products and paper products, including books.

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Cigarette beetles

  1. Cigarette beetles are similar to drugstore beetles.

  2. Cigarette beetles are 1/8 inch long, oval and brown with a head bent downward.

  3. Cigarette beetles fly and are often found around windows.

  4. Cigarette beetles feed on a large variety of dried plant products and have a curved body covered with fine hair.

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Flour beetles

  1. Flour beetles are 3/16 inch long, reddish-brown, and elongate oval.

  2. Larvae of flour beetles are cylindrical, whitish, or cream-colored and up to 1/4 inch long and have two small pointed spines on the tail end.

  3. Red flour beetles are common in homes and the confused flour beetle is found in flour mills.

  4. Flour beetles infest dried food products, such as flour, bran, cereal products, dried fruits, nuts and chocolate.

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Warehouse and cabinet beetles

  1. Warehouse and cabinet beetles are elongate oval and 1/8 to 3/16 inch long.

  2. Warehouse and cabinet beetles may be solid black or mottled with yellowish-brown markings.

  3. Larvae of the warehouse and cabinet beetles are long and narrow, yellowish to dark brown, hairy and grow to about 1/4 inch.

  4. Warehouse and cabinet beetles feed on grain products, seeds, dried fruits, animal by-products, skins, fur, hair, and pet food.

  5. Warehouse and cabinet beetles also feed on dead insects and animal carcasses.

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Spider beetles

  1. Spider beetles are reddish-brown, 3/16 inch beetles with long legs and a spider-like appearance.

  2. The larvae are C-shaped and whitish.

  3. Spider beetle remain in infested material and aren't normally seen.

  4. Spider beetles infest a variety of dried plant products.

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Granary, rice and maize weevils

  1. Granary, rice and maize weevils are slender insects with a snout projecting forward from the head.

  2. Granary, rice and maize weevils are dark brown, sometimes with four orange-ish spots on the wing covers, and less than 3/16 inch long.

  3. Larvae of granary, rice and maize weevils are white, legless and wrinkled and only found inside whole kernels or seeds.

  4. Granary, rice and maize weevils eat only whole grains or seeds, leaving small round exit holes in infested kernels.

  5. Granary, rice and maize weevils are rarely found in nuts, dried fruits, macaroni, and milled products such as flour.

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Bean weevils

  1. Bean weevils are a type of seed beetle.

  2. Bean weevils are a mottled light and dark brown, broadly oval and about 1/8 inch long.

  3. Bean weevils have short wing covers which expose part of the abdomen.

  4. Unlike other weevils, bean weevils do not have a conspicuous snout.



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