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Drugstore beetles are part of the group of insects known as pantry pests. Drugstore beetles got their name from their tendency to feed on prescription drugs. However, they will commonly infest a wide variety of foods including: spices, seeds, dried pet food, bread and other flour products such as cereal, cookies and dry mixes. They also have been known to feed on non-food items such as wool, books, leather and even tin foil. Drugstore beetles are reddish-brown in color, oval shaped and 1/8th of an inch in length. These beetles live between 2 and 7 months and most of the damage caused by these pests occurs during the larvae stage of life. The female drugstore beetle lays her eggs directly on the food source. For 4 to 20 weeks, the small, white larvae will burrow through and consume the food before building a cocoon for pupating, which takes 12 to 18 days.
Any infested product, such as coffee beans, flour, cereals or pharmacy drugs can introduce an infestation into your home and pantry.
Drugstore beetles are not considered dangerous for people or pets. They can contaminate and damage your food supply, leading to waste. They also can infest other items in your cupboards and pantry if left untreated.
Drugstore beetles can infest a wide variety of foods making them very difficult to eradicate. Our services to get rid of drugstore beetles include the necessary products and follow up visits for one fee. Our treatment methods consist of the following:
Initial Service - Detailed inspection of the interior and exterior of your home, then a targeted treatment of all areas where activity is present. Each Initial Service includes the application of seven exclusive Pest Guard steps, designed to rid your home of unwanted drugstore beetles and keep them away.
Follow Up - Quarterly interior/exterior or exterior-only services will be scheduled as part of our annual Integrated Pest Management program. All Schendel Premium Care customers enjoy the benefit of our PestZero Guarantee. If pests return in between visits, Schendel returns for free.
Getting rid of drugstore beetles is not a task many have success with on their own. Do-it-yourself methods and products are often ineffective and occasionally can make the problem worse. Also, over-the-counter pesticides can be dangerous to people and pets if mixed improperly or misused.
Schendel is 100% committed to helping you as soon as possible, and in most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.
Schendel uses the least amount of chemical possible while still resolving the problem. We utilize natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment as much as possible. When conventional materials are required, we follow very strict guidelines for the use of the product so that it poses no threat to people, pets or plants. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our service technicians will inform you of any specific safety measures that need to be taken.
We have standard pricing for all of our pest services, based on average size homes under 3500 square feet and where the infestation does not require more than the standard number of services. We will always inform you of any price changes before we start your service. Sign up for your FREE quote today and see how much you can save with Schendel.
Schendel offers customers an exclusive PestZero Warranty. We will target the source and eliminate your pest problem. If pests return, Schendel returns for free. Guaranteed.
Drugstore beetles and other pantry pests can be difficult to prevent. Many of our clients choose to continue service with us to keep pests out of their home. You can also check our Pest Prevention Tips here.
Schendel Pest Services provides residential and commercial pest control and extermination services for Topeka,KS; Kansas City,KS; Lawrence,KS; Wichita,KS; Kansas City,MO; Springfield,MO; Phoenix,AZ; and Norman,OK.
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