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Common signs of food insects may include finding damage, adult insects (small moths or beetles), larvae, pupae or silken webbing on food storage bins on shelves or holes on the outside of packets and bags.
Infestations in your home can be contained quite easily by removing the source of the infestation in a manner that will not disperse the infestation and sealing all other susceptible food sources. Removal and cleaning of any crumbs and other food material that may have accumulated inside and under cupboards, shelving and in cracks and crevices.
Yes. In order to control insects within food, the infested food must be removed or destroyed in a manner that it will not disperse the infestation, and / or treated in a way that presents no hazards in its end use.
Stored Product Pests, also known as Stored Product Insects (SPIs), covers a very large range of insect species. Some of these include:
Indian Meal Moth Plodia interpunctella
Almond Moth Cadra cautella
Tobacco Moth Ephestia elutella
Mediterranean Flour Moth Ephestia kuehniella
Rust-red Flour Beetle Tribolium castaneum
Confused Flour Beetle Tribolium confusum
Foreign Grain Beetle Ahasverus advena
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