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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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Natural way of getting rid of a light infestation of fleas.

Flea Control Sydney
Flea Control Sydney

 

Natural way of getting rid of a light infestation of fleas.

 

Has your dog or cat been out to play and come home with friends, The dreaded flea?

 

Did you know that not every time your pet brings fleas home do you need to treat for fleas.

 

For light infestations you can kill fleas naturally.

 

So what are somethings you can do to get rid of these annoying little blood sucking parasites.

 

  • Place salt or bicarb soda on the carpet as this will make it hard for the fleas to gain momentum and jump around. It will also dry out flea eggs which have not been vacuumed up.
  • Vacuuming all areas of your premises and then taking the vacuum outside and empty the contents into the rubbish bin.
  • Wash all pet bedding and if your pet sleeps into the bed with you also wash your bedding.
  • Once bedding has been washed place into a tumble dryer or leave in the sun.
  • If you have a dehumidifier place it in the affected rooms so it dries out any moisture as fleas love moisture.
  • Giving your beloved pet a bath with tea tree oil or soft shampoo will see the fleas jump off your pet and into the bath.
  • Making your own flea collar for your dogs is a great way to keep fleas away. All you need is your dogs collar some tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, lavender oil or citronella oil. Rub the oil along the inside and outside of the collar and wait for it to dry. ( warning you do need to dilute the oils to 1 part oils 9 parts water. You need less than 1% of oils)
  • Grab a shallow dish and put some washing detergent in the dish add water. The fleas will be able to jump in but will be unable to jump out due to the slimy texture of it. This will cause the fleas to die.

Repeat vacuuming and cleaning every day until fleas have disappeared.

 

Natural way of getting rid of a light infestation of fleas.

Further Reading:

Flea Control Sydney

Fleas

 

Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes

 

Each and every one of us has been bitten at some point in our lives by mosquitoes.

 

That annoying itchy feeling after we have been bitten by mosquitoes is the worst, scratching like a mad man whether it be on the bus to work or the comfort in our homes.

 

With mosquitoes come diseases depending where the mosquitoes have come from. Only female mosquitoes will bite their unsuspecting victims.

 

The diseases that are associated with mosquitoes are:

 

  • Malaria
  • Yellow fever
  • Dengue fever
  • Chikungunya
  • Ross river virus
  • Murray valley encephalitis
  • Barmah forest virus

 

What attracts mosquitoes to bite us and how can we get rid of them in a natural way?

 

When mosquitoes bite their victims they will also inject their salvia into the skin to prevent your blood clotting. Their salvia is what causes the itch once we have been bitten.

 

  • Lemon scented geranium is great, mosquitoes can’t stand this plant
  • Remove any water source which is on your property as this is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes
  • Install fly screens over windows and a screen door both for your front and back door
  • In a small dish place left over coffee which has been grounded and mix with a small amount of water
  • Citronella candles are great if you are having a BBQ
  • Get a small dish and place one camphor tablet and dilute with water (you can get these tablets from chemist warehouse
  • Put a cover over your pool, if you have a baby pool turn it over and turn buckets upside down
  • Put pets water bowls away at the end of the day so mosquitoes cannot breed
  • In an oil burner place one teaspoon of vanilla oil and one teaspoon of olive oil and let the aromas deter the mozzies
  • Catnip plants and oils will also work a treat
  • Lemon eucalyptus oil in an oil burner just watch the mosquitoes disappear

 

Further Reading:

Mosquitoes In Sydney

Mosquito Facts

What Services Does Redline Pest Control Have To Offer

Bees Bees Bees!

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Over the last few days I have been inundated with emails and frantic calls from clients who have had an influx of bees nesting in wall cavities and swarming around their home.

 

While bees are not harmful to some they can be deadly to others.

 

So why is there is an influx of bees right now?

 

Most Bees will hibernate over the winter season and will awaken in spring as flowers start to bloom and with flowers come pollen and nectar which bees thrive off.

 

Bees have been known to be seen in winter if the weather is warm enough.

 

So you have bees what is the next step?

 

Firstly don’t ever disturb them as by disturbing them can lead to several bees coming after you or a love one and trust me you don’t want to be stung by multiple bees.

 

Call a professional pest technician who knows what they are talking about and will know how to get rid of bees in a swift and non-harmful way.

 

I had a call from a real estate company that we deal with on a constant basis and one of their landlords had received a quote and went with that quote to eradicate bees he had on a rental property he owns. Though the price was very cheap which he thought was great unfortunately the company he had hired to come out did not eradicate the bees properly and provided no warranty.

 

Any good pest technician will always provide a three month warranty for bees to their clients.

 

Sometimes when dealing with pest that can be harmful cheap is not the way to go. You want to hire someone who is confident and will guarantee their work after all your life could potentially be at risk.

 

Bees don’t always create their hives on trees and awnings. Bees can nestle in between wall cavities and roof voids. Bees will gain entry via eaves and between brick work on the other foundations on your home.

More Reading:

Bees

Bee Control Sydney

Spring Pest Control Sydney

Bee Facts