There’s nothing more off-putting than pests which contaminate the food you eat. Unfortunately, it’s easy to bring stored product pests
into your home, without meaning to, hidden in contaminated foodstuffs or pet foods. Many of these stored product insect species
are so small that you may not notice a problem at first, but there are a number of telltale signs to look out for
If you think you have an infestation of stored product insects in your home or business, call Rentokil today on 0800 917 1989 and we’ll help solve your SPI problem.
- Our BPCA (British Pest Control Association) certified technicians understand the habits of various stored product insects and they use this insight and knowledge to recommend effective and targeted treatments
- All treatments we use are family and pet friendly
- Our technician will fully explain the treatment process to you before starting work
- We will arrange follow-up visits, if they are required. This will depend on the type of treatment used and the level of infestation
Once in your home, stored product insects are highly mobile and will spread quickly through your property in search of other foods such as dried fruit, rice and cereals.
- Most stored product insects will be found in infected foodstuffs in kitchens, larders or store rooms close to a food source.
- The most common insects to infest food products in homes are flour beetles, the saw toothed grain beetle and the Indian meal moth.
- Flour beetles will breed in milled grain such as flour, rice, oats and cereals. They leave a mouldy taint to any products they infest.
- Saw toothed grain beetles will eat cereals, dried fruits, macaroni and crackers.
- Indian meal moth larvae will eat the same cereals, dried fruits and nuts as other stored product pests, but will also infest dried herbs, spices, dry dog food, fish food, cake mixes and bird seed.
- Stored product insects can chew through packaging to access the food inside to eat or lay eggs.
Call Rentokil free on 0800 917 1989 if you have a stored product insect problem.