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Stored product pests Sydney

Preventive Commercial Pest Control Stored Product Pests

 

how to get rid of Indianmeal Moth / Pantry Moths
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Commercial food storage businesses need to make sure that their stored products are in a suitable environment so that stored product pests do not have an ideal breeding ground.

 

Stored product pests can cause extensive damage and product loss by contaminating stored food products by scurrying along the products, urine and faecal matter.

 

Stored product pests are put into two categories, primary and secondary feeders and can reproduce in large numbers to cause an infestation of stored product pests.

 

There are a variety of different types of pests that can infest stored products such as the following:

 

  • Almond moths
  • Broadhorned flour beetles
  • Rice weevils
  • Saw tooth grain beetles
  • Tobacco moths
  • Granary weevils
  • Maize weevils
  • Merchant grain beetles
  • Warehouse beetles
  • Mediterranean flour moth
  • Indian meal moth
  • Khapra beetles
  • Lesser grain beetle
  • Coffee been weevils
  • Confused flour beetles
  • Drug store beetles
  • Biscuit beetles
  • Bean weevils
  • Book lice
  • Flat grain beetles
  • Cigarette beetles
  • Mites
  • Australian spider beetle

 

Here at Redline Pest Control we go to great lengths to understand the biology and lifecycle of each pests, we investigate what their breeding conditions are like to their behaviour when infesting stored product pests. We go to great lengths to have knowledge on each and every pests. (even when a new species pops up we will make sure that we learn all about it)

 

Foods That Stored Product Pests Feed On

 

 

What Could Be Eating Your Cereal? (Pantry pests prevention and treatment)

 

 

Stored product pests can easily infest any organic products, as well as dried and preserved foods, including the following:

 

  • Nuts
  • Flour
  • Rice
  • Cereals
  • Grains
  • Seeds
  • Preserved meats
  • Pasta
  • Cheeses
  • Leather

 

Signs That You Have a Stored Food Pest Infestation

 

Some of the common signs of stored product pest infestations can include the following:

 

  • Holes in packaging for your stored food
  • Cocoons in packaging or on walls
  • Dead or alive pests
  • Moths flying around
  • Larvae crawling around
  • Spoiled food

 

How to Prevent Stored Food Pest Infestations

 

Below are some steps that will help you prevent an infestation of stored product pests and by carrying out the following can help reduce an infestation of stored food product pests.

 

  • When stored food products come into your home or business it is crucial to inspect all packaging for webbing, moths and larvae
  • Any stored food products that is contaminated throw them out straight away
  • Temperature plays a big role in stored food product pests, if possible, try storing your stored food products at or below 16C to avoid an infestation of stored product pests
  • Food hygiene is a must as it helps reduce the infestation of stored product pests
  • All stored products should be kept off the ground and away from walls
  • Cleaning regime must be implemented to avoid an infestation of stored product pests
  • Install monitoring devices such as traps and lures which have pheromones that attract stored product pests
  • Install light traps which zap the stored product pests
  • When stored products come to your home or business pop them in the freezer for a few hours, this will kill and moths, eggs, larvae
  • Check shelving units and storage bins for evidence of stored product pests
  • Cracks and crevices in machinery can harbour stored food product pests

 

Further reading:

how to get rid of Indianmeal Moth / Pantry Moths

What Could Be Eating Your Cereal? (Pantry pests prevention and treatment)

Commercial Pest Control Sydney and what you can do to prevent pests from entering your place of business.

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Commercial Pest Control Sydney

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As a business owner we all know the stress that comes with owing a business.

 

The last thing that is on our minds after a 15 hour day is pest and the havoc that they can cause.

 

In an ideal world we would love for pests to disappear rather than multiply.

 

What is our responsibility when it comes to pest control in a food premises?

 

As soon as you see any pest in your food business you must always contact a trusted pest controller who will provide you with not only a pest service which eliminates pest but also provides an appropriate pest management program.

 

It is by Australian standards that anyone in the food sector is to not only be trained in safe food handling but also must be on a pest management program which controls the threshold level of pests that enter your premises.

 

So you have this beautiful restaurant with beautiful food in a great part town but one thing is lurking over your head. The dreaded rat runs over your customers table with a loud screech there is sudden uproar in your restaurant with customers all scrambling around in panic.

 

Not only are you going to suffer from income loss from customers not dining at your restaurant but you could potentially unintentionally poison your customers from the faeces and urine that rats and cockroaches leave behind.

 

These days the council is pretty much going to each and every food premises often surprising food business owners with inspections for pest and cleanliness. If you are one of these food premises you could leave yourself wide open for hefty fines, prosecution and being place on the NSW Food Authority Website where everyone has access to see anyone who has been fined.

 

Food operators must also know that going with the cheapest quote will not always mean that your pest issues will be handled correctly and efficiently.

 

Further Reading:

Commercial Pest Control

Commercial Pest Control & What Redline Pest Control Can Do For  You

Good Pest Control For Your Business

Commercial Pest Control Hygiene & Pest Management

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