Stored Product Insects

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Get Rid of Stored Product Insects From Your Home

There’s nothing more off-putting than pests which contaminate the food you eat. Unfortunately, it’s easy to bring stored product pests into your home, without meaning to, hidden in contaminated foodstuffs or pet foods.

Many of these stored product insect species are so small that you may not notice a problem at first, but there are a number of telltale signs to look out for.

Professional Treatments for SPIs

If you think you have an infestation of stored product insects in your home or business, call us and we’ll help solve your SPI problem.

  • Our technicians understand the habits of various stored product insects and they use this insight and knowledge to recommend effective and targeted treatments
  • All treatments we use are family and pet friendly
  • Our technician will fully explain the treatment process to you before starting work
  • We will arrange follow-up visits, if they are required. This will depend on the type of treatment used and the level of infestation

What You Can Do

Once in your home, stored product insects are highly mobile and will spread quickly through your property in search of other foods such as dried fruit, rice and cereals.

  • Act quickly as the longer you leave it the more difficult it will be to find all the sources of the infestation.

  • You must remove the source materials of the infestation as well as cleaning up any spillages that might occur.

  • Store all food products including dry pet food in strong, tightly sealed containers so that insects can’t get to them.

Facts About Stored Product Insects

  1. Most stored product insects will be found in infected foodstuffs in kitchens, larders or store rooms close to a food source.
  2. The most common insects to infest food products in homes are flour beetles, the saw toothed grain beetle and the Indian meal moth.
  3. Flour beetles will breed in milled grain such as flour, rice, oats and cereals. They leave a mouldy taint to any products they infest.
  4. Saw toothed grain beetles will eat cereals, dried fruits, macaroni and crackers.
  5. Indian meal moth larvae will eat the same cereals, dried fruits and nuts as other stored product pests, but will also infest dried herbs, spices, dry dog food, fish food, cake mixes and bird seed.
  6. Stored product insects can chew through packaging to access the food inside to eat or lay eggs.

Call us now if you have a stored product insect problem.