‘Tis the Season

Tis the Season


During the holidays, many of us have the urge or are demanded to, break out the baking tools!  I don’t know about the rest of you, but I don’t use much flour the rest of the year. It is important to check for pantry pests before you start mixing your ingredients.

   Pantry pests enjoy feasting on things like flour, dry cereals, rice and my personal favorite, chocolate! Pantry pests include such varieties as earwigs, stink bugs, Indian meal moths, silverfish, centipedes, millipedes and several   types of beetles.

   Nobody wants to mistake a beetle for a chocolate chip! Here is a list of some ways you can prevent a party mishap.


Immediately wipe up crumbs or spills from countertops, tables, floors and shelves.


Store food in airtight containers and dispose of garbage regularly in sealed receptacles.


Only purchase food in sealed packages that show no sign of damage.


Add bay leaves to containers of dry goods like flour, rice and other grains- their scent repels many pantry pests.


Install door sweeps on exterior doors and repair damaged screens.


Check expiration dates on baking ingredients before use.


Eliminate all moisture sites, including leaking pipes & clogged drains. 


If you suspect a pest infestation in your home, call a licensed pest control company to inspect, identify and treat the problem (NPMA)


                                        Happy baking!



Hydrex Pest Control of the North Bay Inc.
4685 Scotts Valley Rd.
Lakeport, CA 95453
(800) 760-3028

Hydrex Pest Control of the North Bay Inc.
1120 Industrial Ave
#18 Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 795-6345


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