Stored product insects– these come in many shapes and sizes and infest various products from grain, wheat, flour, cereal, dairy, meat,tobacco and even textiles.
Generally the products they infest will need to be destroyed but it is important not to let them spread,treatments should be carried out to storage areas, machinery etc. Stored product insects include beetles and moths. If you store or produce any of the above products you should consider a pro active monitoring program, Call Wiltshire Pest Services to discuss your concerns.
How to identify Stored product insects
• Webbing or Frass ( a thick cobweb like substance – breeding site)
• Moths or Beetles and or the Larvae of either.
• Holes in products
• Trails in flour
• Mating Disruption techniques
• Deep cleaning
• Monitoring – pro active monitoring for storage and production facilities is vital
Useful tip/interesting fact
Infected grain is liable to become warmer which can lead to damp, mould and even grain germination.