Who doesn’t like bugs in their food? They are filled with protein and are even considered delicacies in other countries. What? You don’t like pests in your food? As it would turn out, you are not alone. Most Americans when asked if they like finding bugs in their food answer with a definitive “no!” The good news is that if you are having trouble with food-invading pantry pests around your business, there is a solution. Today we will be talking about commodity fumigation and if it is the right choice for you if you are dealing with food-contaminating pests bugging you in your Dallas property.
What Are Pantry Pests?
There are a number of different pantry pests here in Texas. We have rice weevils, Indian meal moths, red flour beetles, sitophilus, cigarette beetles, granary weevils, almond moths, and many more. Many pantry pests use dried food products, not as a source of food for themselves but rather for their young. This is why you are more likely to find larvae in your cereal than full-sized beetles, weevils, and moths.
How Pantry Pests Get Into Homes
Although some pantry pests can get into homes through cracks, gaps, and openings from outside, many get inside in a different way. If pantry pests are present at a supermarket or food-processing facility, they can get into boxes of food there. Often times, eggs laid in food products hatch shortly after they reach a home. As larvae fully mature into adulthood, pantry pest problems can spread. One box of contaminated food can quickly turn into a whole storage area of inedible food products. On top of this, if pantry pests are not handled properly, even if you throw out your whole pantry, you are likely to find your problem reemerges after you restock. This can be costly and extremely frustrating.
Are Pantry Pests A Problem For Businesses?
Some would argue that pantry pests are more of a problem for businesses than they are for homes. If you own a business that primarily deals with dry food, a single pantry pest can be detrimental to your profits. Just imagine if one of your clients were to find bugs inside their package of food. Your image could be ruined. Even if you find the problem early, it can still mean the loss of a large amount of your product due to having to dispose of it.
What Is Commodity Fumigation?
Just like buildings can be treated for pests, many items around your business can be treated as well. Commodity fumigation targets areas such as truck trailers, boxcars, shipping containers, pallets, and any other place food packages are shipped or stored. If you suspect a shipment is at risk of a pantry pest infestation, you can have it fumigated to make sure no threats enter into your facility. Used properly, commodity fumigation can save you a whole lot of trouble. One thing you should know about commodity fumigation is that when used correctly it is designed not to taint food products. Our goal is to keep your product safe, not destroy it.
Why Choose Delta
If you are looking into commodity fumigation for your Dallas business, look no further than Delta 1 Pest Control. Our team of qualified pest technicians is equipped with the tools and knowledge to apply commodity fumigation techniques in the most effective way possible around your business property. With our help, you don’t have to worry about your bottom line being affected by pests. We will make sure it isn't.
Give us a call for more information, or to schedule services for your Dallas business property.