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Cereal grain products and other foods stored in the home may become infested with insects. These insects are commonly known as "pantry pests". Almost all dry, stored human food products as well as dry pet food and birdseed can be infested.
You may find various life stages (egg, larva, pupa and adult) of these insects present at the same time in infested products. These insects are able to reproduce all year round in our homes, thus infestations may be found any time of year.
The presence of small insects, moths or worms in cupboards or on counters is an early indication of an infestation. Insects may be found in opened packages or containers of food and in the cracks of cupboards. Fresh, unopened packages can be infested because some of these insects can easily chew into cardboard and foil packaging. Insects can be introduced to the home with infested products.
Locating the source of the infestation is the key to managing these pests. Although this is sometimes easier said than done, it is vital to success.
Pantry pests eat and contaminate the food product they infest, making it unfit for human consumption and these pests can leave infested foods to crawl or fly around and become a nuisance.
Pantry pests may be difficult to control and that’s why our service includes 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 pests 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.
Due to the complexity of treatment and the time required, pantry pests are generally not a pest many people have success in eradicating on their own. Beware when purchasing pesticides and other products online or at hardware stores, as many are not effective. Pesticides can be harmful to people and pets if they are misused or mixed improperly.
Schendel is 100% committed to helping you ASAP. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.
Schendel uses the least amount of material as possible while still resolving the problem. We utilize natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment whenever possible. When conventional materials are required, we follow very stringent 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, but 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 make you aware 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.
Pest problems can be difficult to prevent. Many of our clients choose to continue service with our pantry pest services to keep pests out of their home. You can also check our Pest Prevention Tips here.
Schendel Pest Services provides residential and commercial pantry 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.
"My service technicians have always been courteous and friendly when they make their scheduled service rounds. My current technician, Bill Litton is exceptional and always stops to ask about problems before beginning his work. I had seriously considered dropping the program since business has gotten slow, but quite honestly the service I receive has kept me on as a customer. We need more people like this gentlemen. He and your company are to be commended."