Mealworms and Other Pantry Pests

Pantry pests are the bane of restaurants, food storage centers, and even homeowners. Flies are often considered major nuisances in commercial kitchen areas, but don’t forget about pantry pests. Our New Jersey pest control services can eliminate these insects from your restaurant, warehouse or home if you have any of the following:


Mealworms are dark brown or black insects that grow to be about a half-inch long as adults. They feed mainly on dried grain products that have developed mold or become damp. Mealworms lay their eggs in these products, and adults are usually seen around these areas. Although these pests aren’t considered a health threat, they damage the products they infest.

Flour Beetles

Flour beetles are reddish-brown insects that are roughly one-eighth of an inch in length. They lay their eggs in dry grain flours, such as cookie and cake mixes. There are two different types of flour beetles: confused flour beetles which don’t fly, and red flour beetles which are able to fly.

Indian Meal Moths

Indian meal moths have silvery wings and a reddish body. They grow to be around a quarter of an inch long and are weak fliers. Indian meal moths lay their eggs in food materials, particularly dried foods of plant origins. They’re not a health threat, but they ruin food supplies.

If you have pests in your pantry, our NJ commercial or residential pest control services can help. Contact Allison Pest Control for help with mealworms, Indian meal moths and other common pantry pests. Ask about our free pest inspection when you call. We’ll ID your pest and create a free no obligation treatment plan.

Call us to get started today at 800-564-4585!

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