To create an effective integrated pest management (IPM) plan for stored product pests (SPP), it’s important to distinguish among the biology, behavior and feeding habits of four main groups: internal feeders, external feeders, scavengers and secondary pests.
⦁ Inspect individual packages of grains and cereals, which can be potential harborages. Dispose of infested material immediately.
⦁ Use pheromone traps, which can help locate and determine the density of the infestation.
⦁ If necessary, use a non-residual aerosol (labeled for use in food storage areas) to flush out flying SPP.