Stored Product Insects
The problem with SPIs
Stored product insects tend to be attracted to carbohydrates but they are also partial to infesting packets of nuts, pulses and fruit too. They are incredibly resilient creatures and can survive with limited moisture. The dry environment of cupboards, larders and food storage areas is particularly attractive to them.
Whilst not all SPIs are carriers of disease they can still physically contaminate food stock. Aside from potentially putting people at risk if they consume contaminated food, these pests can also cost homeowners and business owner’s financial loss in the form of wasted food products.
How to prevent SPIs
The best form of pest control is prevention and there are a number of actions you can take to help stop stored product insects infestations in your home or business, such as:
- Sealing cracks and crevices to prevent SPIs getting in
- Ensuring food is sealed in easy-to-clean containers
- Keeping stored food products above floor level and away from the walls and ceiling
- Not over-storing food; regular stock rotation is essential
- Throwing away old and spilt stock immediately
Removing stored product insects from your home or business
If unfortunately you have found a stored product insect infestation in your home or business, you will need to get rid of the contaminated food products immediately. We also recommend giving the area a good clean.
There are several insecticides that are suitable for eliminating grain beetles, grain weevils and other stored product insects. We recommend having these applied by professional pest control technicians. Stored product insects are also attracted to pheromones (chemicals produced by the insects) so you could use pheromone-based traps as part of your pest management plan. Again this is something that an experienced pest management company can assist you with.
Speedy Pest Control has a wealth of experience dealing with stored product insect infestations. Whether it’s beetles, weevils, moths or silverfish infiltrating your home or business, we can help you find effective ways to eliminate them for good. Our BPCA accredited technicians can also assist you in proactively keeping SPIs out of your home or business by pest proofing your food storage areas.
Reasons to use our pest control services
Our pest control solutions for stored product insect infestations can help save you a significant amount of time, money and distress. No longer will you end up throwing away food and stock each month, as a result of insect contamination.
In addition to this, we can also help food businesses to meet industry regulations and achieve full compliance with health and safety laws.
Call us for a quote
If you want to work with an experienced and reputable pest control company that focuses on using environmentally friendly, safe and efficient solutions, then look no further!
Contact us today on 0800 690 6920 or fill in our online contact form to get a free, no obligation quote.
SPI’s Pest Control
Our BPCA qualified technicians are experienced in the detection and elimination of stored product insects including flour beetles, grain beetles, rice weevils, mites and moths. We will identify the root cause of your pest problem, eliminate your stored food pests and can disinfect the affected areas. We will also provide pest control advice to help prevent any further SPI infestations.
Speedy Pest Control provides pest management services for food processing and food product storage facilities. Food safety and quality is a highly regulated area and even a small pest infestation can quickly get out of hand.