About Stored Product Pests
Stored Product Pests cover a large number of insects. They infest a wide variety of stored products such as grains, cereals, dried fruit, nuts, seeds and even tobacco. These pests are found in both commercial and domestic situations and can cause enormous economic losses. Commercial situations such as grain storage, food manufacturers, etc should have an ongoing pest management program to contain and eradicate any outbreaks. Good hygiene and product storage practices in accordance with the applicable regulations are also helpful.
A variety of methods and formulations is required to eradicate and prevent Stored Product Pests. These include pheromone traps, fumigation and high volume space sprays.
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Reproduced with the kind permission of the Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)