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

Take the Outdoors Back with Hulett’s Mosquito Reduction Service

Take the Outdoors Back with Hulett’s Mosquito Reduction Service

        The beautiful warm and sunny weather in South Florida makes it one of the most desirable places to live and visit in the world. However, residents and tourists are not the only thing that love to visit the beaches and enjoy the outdoors in South Florida, so do the bugs....

Read More ›
The Household Casebearer: Plaster Bagworms

The Household Casebearer: Plaster Bagworms

The Household Casebearer, also known as the plaster bagworm, is a type of moth that is prevalent throughout South Florida. However, this moth insect is most known for its juvenile caterpillar life stage where is resembles a worm-like insect hiding and protected within a flat, grey case. The...

Read More ›
Every Homeowner’s Worst Nightmare: Spiders

Every Homeowner’s Worst Nightmare: Spiders

Homes in South Florida are in need of spider control due to the prevalence of the creepy crawlers throughout the region. There are nearly 60 different species of the eight-legged arachnids in the state. Many homeowners consider pest control to be treatment for ants, lawn pests, rodents, or...

Read More ›