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4 05, 2016

[Tech Talk] Mating Disruption to Control Stored Product Pests

By Jeff Weier One of the more common types of pheromones are sex pheromones. In 1959, the first insect sex pheromone, Bombykol, was isolated from the silkworm moth. Since then, hundreds of pheromones have been discovered for hundreds of insects. A few of these pheromones have been synthesized for commercial use to monitor for insects. [...]

11 02, 2015

Common Stored Product Pests In Commercial Establishments

Stored product pests are capable of causing great financial losses once a facility becomes infested. Infestations will cause contamination of product, mold and unpleasant odors, all of which make the food product unfit for human consumption. Additionally, commercial grain buyers will refuse to accept delivery of the product if it is discovered the grain has [...]

4 02, 2015

How Your Business Can Prepare For Indianmeal Moth Infestations

The Indianmeal moth is considered to be the most common pest inhabiting kitchens, food processing plants, restaurants, warehouses and any other location where food products are stored. These moths are often referred to as pantry pests as they feed on all types of grain, cereals, cornmeal, powdered milk, flour, dried fruits, chocolate, nuts and dry pet food. [...]

28 03, 2014

Your Guide To Stored Product Pests

As the manager of a food processing or storage facility, you know that stored product pests can be a serious problem. These pests are known for infesting commercial products and their larvae eat the product as they grow. With the potential of product contamination and failed sanitation audits, stored product pests have the ability to cost you a [...]

30 01, 2014

Stored Product Pests And Your Inventory

Stored product pests pose a significant danger to your inventory. Throughout the world, these insects are thought to destroy about 10% of grain production every year. In the US alone, that translates into a loss of about $3 billion every year. It is practically challenging to tell how many pounds of food are destroyed annually because [...]