Stored product pests are usually found in stored food items like flour, grains, spices, etc. They can also be found in areas with animal origin items. If you suspect you have a stored product pest infestation, it’s a good idea to get a full inspection done to ensure other areas aren’t affected. We at Knock-Down Pest Control can help you with that. Our experts have the experience and skill to identify all kinds of pests and have an eye for detail.
What kind of pests do you need to look out for?
Stored product pests can be of different species and varieties. Different species require different kinds of solutions, which is why it’s necessary to identify the pests before you look for solutions. The common stored product pests are:
- Common hide beetle
- Flour mite
- Rust red flour beetle
- Sawtoothed grain beetle
- Rice weevil
These are just some of the many pests you can find in stored products. Most of them are found in foot items while insects like booklice are found in damp, mould-ridden books. The common link between all these pests is that they all consume organic matter as food.
How do we handle these infestations?
- Identification – Our first step is to identify what kind of infestation you have. Our experts will comb through your property, examine the evidence and any dead pests found in your kitchen, pantry, and other spaces, and check the damage carefully. This will help them determine what kind of infestation you have.
- Cleaning out – There’s no way to salvage the food items that have been infested with these insects. If you spot insects in your flour, grains, spices, and other food items, it’s a good idea to discard these items. We advise cleaning out your cupboards and areas where the infested items were stored.
- Treatment – We will take preventive measures before you restock your food items to ensure the new items aren’t infested in the future. We’ll apply safe chemicals that have proven their effectiveness in the market before so you can be certain that your property will be completely free of stored product pests.
- Other items – As mentioned before, any item with organic material like keratin is vulnerable to stored product pests. Unlike food items, you don’t need to discard them completely to get the best results. For example, we can apply safe chemical solutions to clothes, carpets, and other such materials to eliminate the bugs without damaging the material.
All our solutions are tailored according to your requirements. Our experts will use the best and safest solutions in your property in order to eliminate the bugs and still keep everyone in your property safe. We won’t use dangerous chemicals that might have an impact on your children or pets. Our experienced professionals will also recommend ways to prevent an infestation so you don’t have to worry about pests in your stored items in the future. Our services are affordable, effective, and reliable and our experts will always provide honest advice.
If you want to know more about our pest control services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Knock-Down Pest Control today! You can reach us through our contact us form or call 1300 262 463 and we’ll be happy to assist you.