How can I rid my pantry of small red brown bugs ? What are they? About 1/6...

Asked May 27, 2019, 8:05 AM EDT

How can I rid my pantry of small red brown bugs ? What are they? About 1/6 inch long , with wings Have found dead bodies on window sill & in an empty cup in pantry.One ju st landed on my iPad! Do m have any pictures?

Columbiana County Ohio

1 Response

There are various pests of stored foods (flour, sugar, pet foods, etc) that can be found. Inspect food and packaging in the pantry - remove anything that is infested, thoroughly vacuum and clean the area, and store foods in tightly sealed containers.

See this Ohio State University Extension publication: https://www.maine.gov/dacf/php/gotpests/bugs/documents/indian-meal-moth-ohio.pdf
Chris Zoller