Stored Product Pests
Colour: Various, but mostly the colour of the stored product
Size: 1 to 3 mm
Stored product pests are unsavoury pests that find their way into your stored products such as flour or cereals. The damage can be extensive as an infestation spreads throughout your pantry. Most pests arrive inside the packaging already and are undetectable until they move beyond their initial homes. It is best to have a plan when dealing with stored product pests infestations.
Stored Product Pest Habitat
There are multiple varieties of stored product pests each with unique habitats. They choose their habitat based on feeding preferences. They can be found living in everything from grains, pastas, cheeses, to paper products and clothing. Product pests are often introduced to your environment through packaging and bulk food purchasing.
Stored Product Pest Life Cycle
Each individual pest has a unique life cycle. For more information please review the individual pests information or call to speak to a customer service representative today.
Stored Product Pest Prevention
Regularly check all items in pantries or on shelves. Often beetles can be found beneath cans and other items. Thoroughly vacuum the shelves, both upper and lower surfaces, and use a crevice attachment to clean cracks and crevices. Good sanitation and proper storage are keys to preventing store product pests. Place products from cardboard, paper, or plastic containers into jars or other containers that can be sealed tightly. Decorative items such as Indian corn, dried flower arrangements, or bird feed may be treated with heat (155°F for about 20 minutes with the oven door propped open) or in a non-self- defrosting freezer at 0°F for 4 days.
Stored Product Pest Service Prep Guide
There are many things that should be done to prepare for a pest treatment. For the full list of ways to make your pest treatment successful, view our Stored Product Pest Service Preparation Guide.