We are pleased to announce that Founder of the company, Jon Quint, is pretty much retired and the business has been turned over to my grandson, Jordan Hill. He has been working with me for over three years and is quite capable of handing anything pests may throw at him. I am still available to talk to customers, and provide consultation to Jordan. The company is in good hands. Thank you for all your business over the last 25 years or so, and I hope we can continue to serve you.
Our philosophy is to use IPM (Integrated Pest Management) as much as possible, as few pesticides as possible, and to handle wildlife in the most humane way possible, while always abiding by state laws. We do not do monthly, or quarterly contracts, unless requested, because they are unnecessary and result in unneeded pesticides being spread into the environment. We will give a guarantee for a certain period of time in most cases, depending on what the problem was. We have tried to make this web site as informative and educational as possible. We hope it helps you and you will contact us if you have a problem, or want more information.
We come from the old school of customer service. We return phone calls, answer your questions, show up on time, and will return at no additional charge, until you are satisfied. We believe in "The Golden Rule"!
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This is really a do it yourself project. There is nothing a pest professional can do that cannot be done by the homeowner. Indian Meal moths are a pest of stored food products. The adult will lay eggs in stored food and small larvae will infest the food leaving a trail of webbing and frass matted over the food it is feeding on, until it is time for the larvae to pupate. It will leave the food, crawl into a crack or crevice and build a coccoon. Sometimes they will be seen crawling across a ceiling. Shortly, the adult moth will hatch out, mate, lay eggs and the cycle repeats itself. They can and will infest cereal, flour, chocolate, rice, dog food, seeds, candy, dried fruits, and basically any food product based on or containing these items. In the home, a severe infestation can cause the lose of signifigant amounts of food through contamination by eggs, larva, webbing, and fecal matter. The adult moth is approximately 3/4 inch long. The mature larva is white with a brown head and is about 1/2 long. While the Indian meal moth is the most common stored product pest there are others, such as rice weevils, saw toothed grain beetles, etc. Treatment is basically the same for all. Obviously, infested food should be discarded (outside the house), Remaining food should be put in the freezer for at least 4 days to kill any microscopic eggs or larvae. Remaining adults can be captured in pheromone traps, which can be purchased at your local hardware store.
Indian Meal Moth
Indian Meal Moth Larva
There are other stored product pests including Sawtoothed grain beetles, Rice weevils, Drugstore beetles and many other, but they are so uncommon, that wiill not adreess them here. In twenty years, I have only run across them a couple of times.