Pest of the Month

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08/10/2022

Fruit Flies

Pest of the Month - August

The bane of every kitchen: the common fruit fly. Unfortunately, fruit flies can be a problem year-round. They are attracted to ripened or fermenting fruits and vegetables, which they consume and use for laying eggs.

07/20/2022

Carpet Beetles

Pest of the Month - July

Carpet beetles are notorious for consuming their namesake; however, these trouble makers are capable of consuming basically any fibrous animal protein. Their work is often mistaken with that of clothes moths and creates a dangerous situation when identifying our July pest of the month.

04/19/2022

Bed Bug - Sponsored by Noble Pine Products

Pest of the Month - April

Bed bugs likely get their name from their habit of taking refuge in beds and feeding on humans while they sleep. Bed bugs feed only on blood and must have regular blood meals to survive and develop.

02/17/2022

Pantry Pests

Pest of the Month - January

While a variety of critters are classified as pantry pests, the most common species are the Indian meal moth and merchant grain beetle. These pests reproduce rapidly and can infest pantries and kitchens in a short amount of time, making vigilance key to preventing an infestation.