Serving You Locally

Find Your Local Abell Branch


Since 1924, Abell Pest Control has protected our customers, their homes and businesses from the hazards of invading pests. Prouder yet, we are members of your community.

Branch Locator >>

Our Guarantee

100% Money Back Guarantee!*

Money Back Guaranteed

If you are not satisfied with the services provided to you within the guarantee period, you will receive a Full Money Back Refund!

*Terms and conditions apply.

Learn About Abell's Guarantee >>

For My Home

Fast & Safe Extermination-Guaranteed

Many pests pose health risks to your family. Trust our family of experienced, licensed Pest Control Professionals to solve your problem fast. We are
members of your community, ready to serve you.

Find Services For Your Home >>

For My Business

Protect Your Brand

Canada's leading brands trust us to protect their business and their customers. Our tailored services go from a basic pest control program; to our cutting-edge hand-held electronic site management system.

Find Services For Your Business >>


What Our Customers Say...


"A few months ago, I switched my pest control services to Abell and I have been extremely satisfied with the service your company provides."
S. Wilson, Ottawa.

See More Testimonials >>


Abell Provides staff training from bedbugs to commercial kitchens.

Preventative Pest Control Training Programs for Commercial/Industrial kitchens. Bed bug control, CleanSAFE kitchen. From management to front line.

Learn More >>


A career as unique as you!

Choosing a career is not an easy thing to do. Not surprisingly, many people can find the career path prospect both exciting and a little scary. We think the emphasis should definitely be on the exciting side.

Learn More >>

You know to watch out for insects around spilled food and any lingering items in your trash - but did you know that are pests that can create a problem in stored dry products? Restaurant and bakery owners who have dried products, such as flour, can be the perfect environment for different insects. Beetles are one of the top pests that can take refuge in dried food products. Read on to learn what you need to know about these stored product pests - and how to keep them away:


Confused Flour Beetle

This pest looks very similar to red flour beetles - so much so that they are often "confused" with them! According to Grains Canada, starchy foods like beans, peas, yeast and dried chocolate are excellent sources for these insects.

Not sure if confused flour beetles are taking over these dried foods? The website suggested that a pungent odor is a sign of beetles because they secrete a chemical when they are moved.

If a bakery or a processing plant is concerned with confused flour beetles, there are ways to get rid of them. According to Quality Assurance Magazine, small eggs can linger in flour, even after you sift out larger beetles. The publication recommended using a 30-mesh screen - and to make sure that flour doesn't linger long enough to create a breeding ground for beetles, it suggested that flour not sit for longer than 30 days.

Sawtoothed and merchant grain beetle

Any processing plant working with corn needs to be on the lookout for this pest. The longer corn sits, the more likely it is that merchant grain beetles will contaminate it as a food source.

If they do so, they could lower the overall quality of the corn kernels - and could even create the perfect environment for mold to grow!

It's difficult to get rid of grain beetles - and pest management professionals only use fumigation when all other options have been exhausted. As a result, the best way to handle these beetles is to prevent their appearing. That means maintaining strict cleanliness standards for grain bins - and making sure that any old grain is removed, so as not to contaminate a new batch.

Indian meal moth

Good Housekeeping recently reported that these bugs were found in a package of Cosmic Brownies - yikes! These pests sustain themselves on a range of grain-based foods. However, they may get into consumers homes via pet food, the article suggested. In order to keep them away, make sure dry foods are tightly sealed - and don't be afraid to do a deep clean! Wiping down counters with soap and water can help to make the environment unwelcome to Indian meal moths.

When dealing with dry packaged goods like flour, it can easy to think that pests will stay away. However, you need to take the proper preventative measures to keep beetles and moths far from these products. To learn more, reach out to Abell Pest Control today.

Abell Pest Control is a family owned Canadian company dedicated to providing effective, professional and courteous service in pest management.Started in 1924 with one office, Abell now employs several hundred people with branch offices across Canada and the United States.

Get a Quote on Abell Services. It is fast and easy.

Say goodbye to ants, spiders, mice or any other pest in your home or business. Guaranteed!

Get a Quote