I have some very tiny hard shelled bugs that I think started in some old flour. What is safe to spray my cabinets with to get rid of them? Thanks for any help you can give me.
There are many tiny bugs which can infest a pantry. The most common are DRUGSTORE BEETLES, RICE WEEVILS, GRAIN BORERS and CABINET BEETLES. We have in depth articles on all these and the recommended treatments are safe when you use our products as explained in the article and safety videos. These videos can be seen on the bottom of every product page and cover all you need to know to safely mix, apply and store our materials.
Product Safety: https://bugspray.com/about-us/who_is_bugspray.html#safe_for_the_home
So for starters, you should try to narrow down what pest you have by reviewing the following articles:
Drugstore Beetles: https://bugspray.com/catalog/products/page1017.html
Rice Weevils: https://bugspray.com/article/riceweevil.html
Grain Borers: https://bugspray.com/article/grainborer.html
Cabinet Beetles: https://bugspray.com/article/khapra.html
Now if you’re still unsure which species you have, no need to fret. You can get control of this problem using either D-FORCE or PHANTOM aerosol along with either (or both) PANTRY PEST TRAPS and X-LURE TRAPS.
The process for treating (when the pest is unknown) is pretty much the same as it is for any of the listed pests above. First, remove everything from the pantry before treating. Next, treat all the cracks and crevices with either the D-Force or Phantom. Next, let the area sit for a good hour and then you can put everything back including 2-3 of either (or both) traps. These traps lure a wide range of pantry pests so they’re not species specific. This means they will generally help most any kind of problem you can get. This is how they work by design; they incorporate a wide range of food lure along with pheromones so they can attract many different species for cases where there are many active or where the exact species is unknown.
Phantom Aerosol: https://bugspray.com/catalog/insecticide/aerosol/pt-phantom-17-5oz
Xlure Trap: https://bugspray.com/traps/pheromone-and-food/xlure-beetle-trap
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