Grain beetles are technically known as stored product insects, often found damaging and contaminating raw materials used in food at home or businesses. Some common foods infested by it are grains, cereals, dried fruits and seeds.
These pests are health hazard to both homes and businesses like food processing plants, restaurants and stores. They can cause enormous economic losses through their damage and contamination of food products.
Identifying and removing the source of the infestation is a critical part of effectively controlling these pests. In particular, businesses like food processing or food storage can greatly benefit from an ongoing professional integrated pest management programme for effective and long term protection against grain beetles.
Signs of Grain Beetle Infestation
Grain beetles are so small that you may not notice a problem at first, but always look out for the following tell-tale signs that indicate grain beetles presence in your premises.
- Damage— can be found on raw materials and foodstuffs.
- Live adult weevils— emerging and leaving visible exit holes in grains.
- Infected grain— will appear as damp, mouldy and even grain germination when it is warmer.
- Floury dust— created as adults move from one food source to the next.
- Moulded goods— insects such as flour and grain beetles can cause discoloration of goods and make them prone to moulding.
Have you spotted any of these signs?
If you are worried about grain beetles, a professional service can help to get rid of these stored pests effectively.
PestAct pest experts approach provides rigorous protection for your property:
- We offer a Free Consultation to assess the source of attraction, breeding site, level of infestation, and to identify the fly species.
- Our professionally trained technicians –can help advise you the most effective, targeted fly control solutions tailored to your requirements.
- Safe and targeted treatments —our extensive knowledge means we can provide you with targeted and effective treatment to get rid of grain beetles at your business property.
- Protection — we offer advice on practical measures based on the Destroy-Control-ReAssure that you can easily action to minimise the risk of grain beetles infestation in the future
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