Hulett Response to Coronavirus. Read Here

GET STARTED

Other Bugs

Active Seasons

Illustration representing the spring season
Illustration representing the summer season
Illustration representing the winter season
Illustration representing the fall season

Appearance and Size Facts

  • Many bugs that normally live outdoors will occasionally come indoors for shelter, especially as fall and winter approach
  • Often referred to as occasional invaders
  • They do not want to live in our homes, but once they wander inside they will become a nuisance
  • Do not complete their entire life cycle in the structure

Behavior and Habitat of Other Bugs

Stored food insects are capable of penetrating unopened paper, thin cardboard, plastic, foil, and cellophane-wrapped packages. They may chew their way into packages or crawl in through folds and seams. Insects within an infested package begin multiplying and can spread to other stored foods.

Image of a magnifying glass

Signs of Infestation of Other Bugs

Bugs infesting stored foods are some of the most common household pests. Insects that invade stored dried foods are often referred to as ""stored product pests or pantry pests."" They are usually a type of beetle or moth and they contaminate more food than they consume. Nearly all dried food products are susceptible to insect infestation, including cereal products, nuts, seeds such as dried beans and popcorn, dried fruits, chocolate, powdered milk, cured meats, and spices. Other items that may be infested include birdseed and dry pet food.

An illustration representing a warning sign for bug infestation

Tips for Prevention of Other Bugs

Seal crevices and holes around the house and make sure to seal your food in containers.

A cropped image of a pencil

Latest Pest & Termite Control News

Termites 101: A South Florida Homeowners Guide

Termites 101: A South Florida Homeowners Guide

South Florida is an attractive place to call home. It's no wonder termites also love West Palm Beach, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Naples, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce and other South Florida neighborhoods. In fact, termites are predicted to damage over 50% of South Florida structures by 2040, according to...

Read More ›
Drywood vs Subterranean Termites

Drywood vs Subterranean Termites

Here at Hulett Environmental Services, we receive many questions regarding the different species of termites and questions about the various effective treatment methods for eradicating infestations, including "Do you tent for subterranean termites?", along with "Does tenting kill subterranean...

Read More ›
What to Know about Termite Swarming Season

What to Know about Termite Swarming Season

As the warmer and rainy months approach, South Floridians must be aware that termite swarming season is also upon us, putting homes and businesses at increased risk of becoming infested. In fact, South Florida is home to many of the cities known for having some of the most termite infestations...

Read More ›