Common signs of stored product insects (SPI) may include finding damage, adult insects such as weevils, floury dust, infected grains and moulded goods.
Infestations in your home can be controlled by removing and sealing all sources of the infestation. Remove food crumbs that may have accumulated inside or under the cupboard, shelves, cracks and crevices.
Yes. In order to control SPI, the infested food must be removed or destroyed in a manner that the infestation will not further disperse or treated in a way that presents no hazards in its end use.
Pests in food, also known as Stored Product Insects (SPIs), covers a very large range of insect species. Some of these include:
Lesser Grain Borer
Drugstore Beetle (also known as Biscuit Beetle)
Rusty Grain Beetle
Saw Toothed Grain Beetle