How To Get Rid Of Booklice in Sydney
If you’re fond of books and maintain a library in your home, you might be familiar with booklice. These pests are usually found in books and old papers. These lice don’t consume book material, but rather eat any microscopic spores of mould present in the books. That’s one of the reasons why you’ll always find booklice and mould in the same location.
At Knock-Down Pest Control Sydney, we understand to treat these lice and can also provide solutions to handle mould.
What you need to know about booklice
Booklice are generally harmless pests and you can easily ignore small infestations if you don’t want to address the problem immediately. However, these insects can become a nuisance if left unchecked. Here’s what you need to know about them:
Live In High Moisture
They need high levels of moisture to thrive and won’t survive if the moisture levels are low.
Feed Off Mould
They need the presence of mould because that’s their primary source of food. They also tend to feed on starch present in book bindings.
Infest Mouldy Areas
They’ll infest any area that has mould so if you have mould on books, furniture, cereals, grains, and other such household items, you can expect a booklice infestation.
Based on the temperature and humidity of the surrounding environment, booklice can take anywhere between 1 month to 3 month to hatch and grow into adulthood.
Can Reproduce Quickly
While booklice in small numbers aren’t harmful, they can reproduce quickly. That can lead to them infesting your stored food items and contaminating them.