Apr 04, 2015 - 11:24 AM
1. Completely empty the pantry or wherever you store your food. You have to go through all possible sources of infestation, that means opening up all bagged food products and grains, such as flours, cake mix, spices, etc, and even dog food and bird food. Look for signs of infestation in the product. If you find it, throw it away. You have to do this or you will never get control.
2. Vacuum the pantry, cabinets or wherever this product was found very thoroughly. Pay special attention to cracks, crevices and places where they can be found.
3. Apply any pesticide spray such as Demon WP, Suspend, Demand, etc into the cracks and crevices.
4. Replace shelf lining or at the very least, wipe it clean and then replace the food. Every single food item needs inspection. Unless it is in a sealed plastic or metal container, it is suspect. Even then, you never know. Foods that have been stored a long time are prime candidates. But you never know, these critters can be in something you just brought home from the store.
If you want to use traps to monitor (not trap) the infestation, then go ahead. Don't depend on traps for control. They are only used to let you know that something is still there. They will not control infestations.
Bombs or foggers are no good in this situation. IF, after you do all of this, you still find 1 here and there, don't worry, it might be a straggler. But if you continue to find many several weeks later, then that means you didn't locate the source.
Hope this helps.