These pests, such as weevils and other insects in flour, have the ability to survive for long periods on small sediment left behind after cleaning or enclosed within the cracks and crevices in buildings and packaging.
We advise that identification and treatment of stored product pests is always left to the Prokill pest technicians, as rapid multiplication to epidemic levels is possible within a very short period of time.
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Import and export laws to different countries are very complex and stringent so as to limit/attempt to eradicate the transference of stored product pests: whether it is Beetles (Coleoptera), Moth (Lepidoptera), Booklice (Psocoptera) or Mite (Acarina), due to the potentially catastrophic detrimental effect they can have on such a wide variety of food products.
The range of commodities that may be affected is quite extensive: cheese, tobacco, wheat, rice, peas, beans, currants, nuts and coffee – in fact nearly all types of cereals, dried fruits, spices, pulses and all processed foods made from this extensive list.
Insects – whether dead or alive
Damaged goods holes in grains, typically left by moths
Infestation by beetles or mites have a taint smell
Tracks, left by beetles – double row of footprints, Larvae – solid line, Moth – footprints.
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Types of Stored Product Insects
Indian Meal Moth (Plodia Interpunctella)
The Indian meal moth lives for much longer at lower temperatures or when feeding on low nutrition foods, typically feeding on nuts, dried fruit and grain (maize).
Tropical Warehouse Moth (Ephestia Cautella)
The tropical warehouse moth is primarily a pest of stored cereal, nuts, dried fruit, rarely feeds on animal products or tobacco. Only the larvae feeds.
Mill Moth (Ephestia Kuehniella)
Characterised by the zig-zag patern across the wings, a pest linked mainly with flour, as it rarely feeds on any other products.
Confused Flour Beetle (Tribolium Confusum)
Confused flour beetles prefer clean flour, which they feed on and pupating in – they can also be found in cereal products
Biscuit Beetle (Stegobium Paniceum)
The Biscuit Beetle has a humped thorax and a body covered in fine hairs, the adult has the ability to bore into hard surfaces.
Rice Weevil (Sitophilus Oryzae)
Feeding on grain and seeds, Rice Weevil larvae are usually hidden within the product, newly emerged adults leave an identifiable emergence hole in the product.
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