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As Autumn Approaches Beware of Flour Beetle

Thursday, September 04, 2014

There are many different pests in Britain, yet we tend not to think of them unless we see them in our homes. Such is the case with the persistent and cantankerous flour beetle. This little pest is on par with the cockroach in terms of difficulty in eradication. So as autumn approaches, beware of the potential for flour beetles in your home.

Flour beetles are small, reddish brown members of the Tenebrionidae family. These are actually quite common in agricultural settings. In fact, it is from here the beetles get their name. They love to consume flour, cornmeal, and other grain products stored in industrial silos on local farms and food production plants. Unfortunately, we have seen large volumes of grain products being disposed of after an infestation has been discovered.

Eradicating Flour Beetles

Getting rid of a flour beetle infestation is not as easy as it may sound. These incredibly resilient creatures can withstand more radiation than the average cockroach and are resistant to many different pesticides. Therefore, you should not attempt to rid your own home of them. Instead, call Pest Control Services immediately.

When you contact us, we will send an experienced technician to your home to conduct a complete assessment and then develop an eradication plan for your approval. Keep in mind that removal of flour beetles may take some time and require numerous treatments.

In the meantime, you should dispose of any contaminated food. When doing so, take the products to an exterior waste bin; do not dispose of them indoors. Otherwise, some of the beetles may escape only to go right back to the cupboards or pantry.

Our Pest Control Services

Pest Control Services is a family run business located in Newbury. For more than 20 years, we have been providing effective pest control throughout Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, and Wiltshire. We can handle all sorts of pests on a year-round or seasonal basis.

If you are looking for a reliable pest control company, you have come to the right place. Our reputation speaks for itself. However, just to prove the quality of our services and staff, we are more than happy to provide you with references. We invite you to check up on us by contacting customers we have previously serviced.

If you discover flour beetles in your home, call us right away. Pest Control Services will be happy to take care of it for you.

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