If you’re like most homeowners, your pantry is filled with hundreds of dollars of food that you wouldn’t want to replace. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to you, something inside your pantry could be harboring insects. There are a variety of insects, including the cigarette beetle, sawtoothed grain beetle, granary weevil, and the Indian meal moth, that will devour several items inside your pantry.
Don’t allow pantry pests to destroy your groceries by following these simple tips.
In the United States, four primary types of cockroaches tend to invade homes: German, American, brown-banded, and Oriental cockroaches. The first three get plenty of attention, but homeowners often forget about the Oriental cockroach. It is a less frequent pest in most areas than the other three, but still, you should know the basics about the Oriental cockroach so you can effectively defend your home.
How Can You Identify Oriental Cockroaches?
The National Pesticide Information Center reports on a new bug species that has quickly become a pest to both farmers and homeowners: the brown marmorated stink bug. Originating in Asia, this tiny critter poses no health risk to humans.
However, the brown marmorated stink bug does feed on fruit and vegetable crops. During the colder months, stink bugs will also look for shelter indoors, where they become an annoyance to those living in the homes. Read on to understand, prevent, and eliminate the brown marmorated stink bug from your property.