Commercial enterprises in Toronto and the GTA such as hotels, bakeries, restaurants, grocery stores, farms and anywhere food is stored, are at risk from stored product pests and the need for pest control never ends. If left untreated, an infestation of stored food pests can cost a business hundreds of millions in lost revenue annually. There are many other facilities in Toronto and the GTA that may require pest control such as museums, public event spaces, offices, and retail stores – nothing scares a potential customer or employee away faster than bugs or rodents skittering around your floor space or breakroom. Luckily, our professionals at AR Pest Control are experienced with commercial pest control services in the Greater Toronto Area and can quickly eliminate pests in food supply chain.

AR Pest Control is proud to be one of the leading providers of commercial pest control services in the Greater Toronto Area. Our team consists of experienced cockroach exterminators, as well as exterminators of beetles, fruit flies and other common pests found in Toronto commercial sites.

Stored Product Insects/Pests (SPIs)

There are numerous pests (SPIs – Stored Product Insects/Pests) in food that constantly look to infest bakeries, restaurants, public stores and food storage containers, which can be devastating to certain businesses in the GTA. SPIs can be found in stored food, cereals, dried fruit, nuts, breads and other foods that you store. If left untreated, this can lead to an infestation.

Common SPIs Found in Commercial GTA Sites:

There are numerous SPIs that commonly require pest control for Toronto businesses including:


  • Beetles – Confused Flour Beetle, Saw Toothed Grain Beetle, Cigarette Beetle etc.
  • Fruit Flies
  • Mites
  • Moths – Indian Meal Moths, Mediterranean Flour Moth, Tobacco Moth etc.
  • Weevils – Lesser Grain Weevil, Granary Weevil, Rain Weevil etc.



Signs of an Infestation

There are many signs of stored food pests. The most common insects are present, either flying around the food that they are eating or crawling on. You might also find larvae or webbing on the containers, since some types of moths and other bugs create webbing as they grow from eggs to larvae, to pupae and then to their adult stage.

If you notice holes in food containers or foods like beans or fruit, that is another good sign you might have an infestation. In these cases, you should typically be vigilant and check any shelves, racking, floors and cabinets. If you have food spillages, you might also find bugs, larvae and webbing.

Eliminating Pests in Food Treatments

The types of treatments and methodologies your AR Pest Control professionals have in their arsenal to eliminate these occasional invaders vary depending on the species, the seriousness of the infestation and size of the affected storage area. Traps, baits, sprays and other methods might be implemented. Your AR Pest Control professional should also be consulted for the most effective and reliable treatment for pests in food.

Stored Product Insect Prevention

You should always be proactive when it comes to maintaining your GTA business and home to help prevent infestations of stored product pests.

These are some ways to be proactive:

  • Sanitation – Always keep your food and product areas clean.
  • Inspect your food storage areas on a regular basis.
  • Keep the temperature around food just right. Insects thrive in warm environments.
  • Store food tightly in containers that can be properly sealed.
  • Get rid of garbage around food storage areas.

Your AR Pest Control office has products developed for the control Stored Product Pest.

Contact Us Today

Due to the difficulty of eliminating these pests and the potential problems associated with any loss of your product, it is advisable to contact an AR Service Representative immediately. Our exterminators are experienced, licensed and insured to deliver effective pest control services to all commercial sites in the Greater Toronto Area.

For a free consultation or estimate, you can contact us toll-free at 1 (855) 670-7378 or at

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