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Pest Spotlight: What To Do About Confused Flour Beetles In Fort Worth

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infestation of confused flour beetles

Confused flour beetles are easily confused with two other beetles; the destructive flour beetle and the red flour beetle. This confusion is how they got their name. They are not confused one bit about what they like, however. What do beetles eat? They love to feed on processed grains like oatmeal, grits, cream of wheat, bulgur wheat, and steel-cut oats. They also love flour, beans, rice, and nuts. If you have any of those products in your home, these beetles think you may be a great host. Many Fort Worth residents have been shocked and confused after opening food products, only to find them teaming with unwanted bugs. Then, after searching for other nearby products, they discover that the infestation involves numerous items. The food loss is bad enough, but the time, effort, and anxiety related to the cleanup process cause stress and consume considerable time. Not knowing how to get rid of flour beetles, they wonder if they will see the bugs again in the future.

Thankfully, you don’t have to go it alone. If you find confused flour beetles in your pantry, call All-Safe Pest & Termite immediately. We can help get your pantry and your peace of mind back. We are your best option for professional pest control in Fort Worth.

How To Identify Signs Of Confused Flour Beetles In Your Home

Here are some ways to determine that you might have confused flour beetles sharing your food:

  • Fecal pellets: You find fecal pellets in stored food. They are very small and look like black sand.
  • Beetle bodies: You find dead beetle bodies in your food or on pantry shelving.
  • Beetles in food: You see live beetles in stored food.
  • Beetles in the pantry: You see live beetles on shelves or in crevices and cracks.

These are some ways to tell if you have confused flour beetles snacking on your food. Note that if you see beetles on your Fort Worth property, the problem is likely bigger than it first appears. A beetle on a pantry shelf probably indicates that beetles are in your food, and it is a good idea to investigate food stores immediately.

If you spot confused flour beetles in your home, the next thing you need to do is to spot our number and call us. All-Safe Pest & Termite is great at solving beetle problems, and we do it quickly. 

What To Know If You Find Confused Flour Beetles In Your Stored Food

Beetles in Fort Worth homes are a problem. Immediate action is required if you find them in food sources, or the problem will grow worse quickly. You must discard any food that contains beetles because they will foul food with their droppings. Even if there are only a few beetles in a certain product, rest assured that the food is tainted. Also, understand that simply throwing away food products will not guarantee that the beetles won’t return because hiding beetles can find fresh food later and start the whole process over again.

All-Safe Pest & Termite thinks the only process you need to worry about is the process of contacting us so that we can put an end to your beetle problem. Call us today for both great outcomes and peace of mind.

Simple Tips To Prevent Future Confused Flour Beetles In Your Cupboards

Here are some tips to help minimize your chances of getting confused flour beetles in your pantry:

  • Keep all food sources in your pantry tightly sealed. Confused flour beetles are small and adventurous. They will enter loosely packed food sources and start breeding.
  • Keep your pantry clean. Confused flour beetles don’t have to have fancy food to be happy. Flour or grain dust on shelves will suit them just fine and support them while they search for other food sources.
  • Keep it clean. Crumbs of any kind will be sufficient for confused flour beetles to live on and highly attractive to them.
  • Vacuum your floors and carpets, and clean counters to discourage beetles from coming and staying.

Finally, securing professional pest control is your best bet for preventing confused flour beetles — and all other pests — from entering your home. All-Safe Pest & Termite knows how to get rid of beetles, and we stand ready to help you. Contact us today for fast beetle relief. 

The Best Way To Get Rid Of Confused Flour Beetles In Your Home

DIY methods for beetles can be challenging. They prefer to live close to foodstuffs; thus, DIY poisons are tricky to use and may not be advisable. Beetles have a knack for reappearing at a later date unless you use layered pest control treatment approaches. Professional pest control technicians know every trick that beetles require and treat them routinely and successfully.

All-Safe Pest & Termite has a history of success, and we want to share that success with you. Call us today to get confused flour beetles out of your pantry and out of your life.

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