How to Get Rid of Weevils in Tennessee
When it comes to weevil infestations in your home, getting rid of them can be a tricky situation. While weevils don’t normally consume large quantities of your dried goods, they do contaminate them with their feces and molted skin—which could render your entire food supply inedible. Plus, weevil eggs are almost impossible to see with the naked eye, and that means it’s difficult to know if these “pantry pests” are truly gone.
Unfortunately, getting rid of weevils that have raided your stockpile of dried goods oftentimes means disposing of items entirely. At U.S. Pest Protection, our technicians have put together this guide on how you can get rid of weevils and salvage some of your foodstuffs.
Purge Your Pantry
If weevils have infested one item in your pantry, chances are they’ve made their way into other nearby goods. To play it safe, purge your pantry of all dried goods that have been left unsealed. This goes for boxed items, too. Even if your boxed goods have a sealable bag inside, weevils can shelter inside cardboard and re-emerge to infest new products. Simply toss the box and label the bag with a permanent marker. Once your pantry is purged, focus on transferring all remaining dried goods into glass or plastic airtight containers.
Freeze Salvageable Goods
Because weevil eggs are almost impossible to see with the human eye, it’s best to freeze salvageable goods to eliminate any remnants of these pests. Simply place your products in a freezer-proof bag or container and let them sit in your freezer for at least four days. This will ensure all weevil larvae are eradicated.
Disinfect and Vacuum Your Food Storage Area
No matter if your dried goods are stored in a walk-in pantry or small cabinet, remove all items and clean the space thoroughly. Start by vacuuming all the nooks and crannies, but make sure to empty your vacuum outdoors and disinfect its canister before bringing it back indoors. Then, disinfect all bags, cans, containers, and pantry shelves.
Apply All-Natural, Pantry-Safe Weevil Treatments
Before reassembling your food storage area, you can spray your pantry interior or storage shelves with an all-natural insecticide that is specifically formulated to eliminate weevils. Make sure to allow the area to dry before replacing your foodstuffs or dried goods.
Schedule Your Free Weevil Inspection Today
Weevils are a nuisance pest that could end up costing you money and your dried goods. Rather than taking a chance and losing your products, contact U.S. Pest Protection today to call U.S. Pest Protection today and schedule an inspection. With advanced weevil preventatives and treatments, we can ensure these pantry pests stay far away from your food for good.