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Pantry Pest Preparation Sheet


There are many types of beetles, weevils and moths that commonly infest cupboards. They find their way into your pantry by hitchhiking on food products, or in storage bags and boxes. We recommend you discard any infested items and thoroughly clean infested areas. Plan ahead and follow the instructions below to prepare for a successful professional treatment of your home.

1. All cabinets must be completely empty. (Upper cabinets as well as lower cabinets.)

2. All items must be removed from the tops of counters AND cabinets.

3. Pantry must be completely emptied.

4. Do not store items removed from cabinet/pantry in same room that is to be treated.

5. All food must be removed from the kitchen. (Except food stored in the refrigerator)

6. You MUST vacate your premises for four hours.

7. All infested food must be thrown away.

8. All food not infested must be sealed in airtight containers. (Plastic bowls, glass jars, plastic bags, etc;) In order for treatment to be successful we need your full cooperation.

For the best chance of first time success when having a pantry pests treatment performed and for the safety, comfort, and health of all concerned, the following should be observed. All may not apply to your specific situation. If you have any questions please just let us know.

Plan to evacuate all occupants and animals from inside the premises for four to six (4-6) hours or until the treatment materials are dry.

Remove and discard all infested material and food (including in and under sinks and cabinets).

Remove all food from top of fridge, counter tops and cabinets. Empty kitchen cabinets and drawers.

Seal all food after opening (including pet food). Place food in tightly sealed containers or store in the refrigerator.

Clean all kitchen and pantry surfaces, shelving and cabinets from food crumbs and debris.

Remove all shelf paper and wash cupboards with hot soapy water.

Keep garbage in closed containers and take garbage out every night.

Remove all clutter and debris (i.e newspapers, boxes, bags, clothing, books, etc.).

Preparation for Pets

In most cases the adult insects lay eggs in cracks and crevices of shelving, boxes and rims of canned goods. Check your bagged, boxed or canned pet food thoroughly for pests.

Here’s what to do for pets:

Plan to evacuate all animals from inside the premises for six (4) hours or more.

Fish tanks need to be unplugged and covered.

Do not clean surfaces after treatment. Do not clean the treated surface areas because this will remove the materials used to combat your problem. After treatment is completely dry, you may return the cleaned non infested sealed products back to the cabinets. If you are uneasy about having your food stored in close proximity to the sprayed materials, use temporary shelf paper as a barrier.

Never treat a pest control issue with any of your own products. Additional products applied can be unsafe and will only make pest problems worse. If additional products are applied outside of those applied by expert pest control any warranties offered will be void. 

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