‘Stored Product pests’ is a blanket term for insects such as pantry moths, which live in and contaminate food. Stored product pests are a costly problem to have, because infested food has to be thrown out. Commercial kitchens, restaurants and grocery stores all need to be vigilant in their control of stored product pests, to minimise unnecessary costs. Unfortunately, product pests often travel within the product and then spread. Simply throwing out infested product is not a solution, because insects can nest in other areas of the business and become a recurring issue. Check out the answers to these FAQs, so you are informed about stored product pests.
WHAT SHOULD WE DO IF WE FIND STORED PRODUCT PESTS?
If stored product pests are found in food, you need to discard this product immediately and hygienically. Failing to dispose of the rubbish correctly will mean the pests escape and nest in your business. You should also inspect other foods to ensure contamination is under control. Finally, call a pest control professional to ensure your business is not harboring breeding grounds for pests, and to avoid a recurring issue.
WHERE MIGHT STORED PRODUCT PESTS BE?
Stored product pests may take up residence in a number of areas of your business. Food storage bins are a common place to find such pests, as well as in cracks around shelves or machinery. Food spillages will also attract such pests. In any area that food is regularly stored, handled or disposed of, stored product pests may be prevalent. Windowsills, machinery and overhead beams may all be breeding grounds for unwanted pests.
WHAT MAKES FOR AN ATTRACTIVE HOME FOR STORED PRODUCT PESTS?
Stored product pests are more likely to breed and infest products that have high moistures and temperatures. Humid countries struggle with pest problems far more than their drier counterparts. Temperatures above 20 degrees attract pests, as well as high humidity and moisture in storage areas.
Adam’s Pest Control is the Australian commercial pest control service you can trust. We work with big names such as Rydges Hotels and Crown, to keep Australian businesses pest free. Stored product pests are a common problem for many businesses, so to stop your pest problem getting out of hand it is important to call a professional to resolve the issue quickly. Stored product pests breed rapidly, and in large numbers, so only disposing of pest infested goods is not a solution. Call us today, and stop worrying about infested goods in your business.