Stored Product Pests

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’Tis the season for holiday pests

November 6, 2019 By
With so many Americans choosing storage facilities to stash holiday decor and extra belongings, these locations serve as an opportunity to spread pests from one home to another. Read more»
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Ask the Expert: Determining lures for different moth species

March 29, 2019 By
QUESTION: We have a large home that has webbing clothes moth traps. Recently, we found some of the traps with clothes moth, Indianmeal moths and a moth we don’t recognize. Are all these moths attracted to the same lure? —FLUSTERED... Read more»
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McCloud finds success using mating disruption for Indianmeal moth infestations

August 9, 2018 By
Mating disruption is a common control method used for Indianmeal moth infestations in food facilities. Read more»
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Develop a pheromone monitoring program

July 24, 2018 By
Pheromone traps are an essential tool in stored product pest management. Read more»

Beetles: How to analyze anobiid and lyctine infestations

March 23, 2018 By
Anobiids and lyctines are commonly found in flooring, furniture and structural wood. Read more»
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Quiz: How well do you know your stored product pests?

February 12, 2018 By
Pantry pests, stored food pests — no matter what terminology you use, the panic for your residential customers is nearly always the same. Read more»
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Research: Are Indianmeal moths environmentalists?

December 26, 2017 By
Previous research has found that certain caterpillar species are capable of digesting polyethylene, breaking down the chemical that makes bags and other plastic objects take decades to disintegrate. But researchers at Lubbock-based Texas Tech University wanted to know more. They... Read more»
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Managing moths at a museum

September 22, 2017 By
Custom Pest Solutions helps solve a Tineola bisselliella infestation at the Betsy Ross House. While performing a residential termite inspection for a recently renovated farmhouse, I learned that the owner, Carol Spacht, is an actor with Historic Philadelphia Inc. She... Read more»
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Photo: Mark Sheperdigian, BCE

Check rooftop HVAC units for flies, beetles

August 15, 2017 By
Are small flying insects coming from seemingly nowhere? Check the roof. Flat roofs are famous for collecting water in low spots, and breeding all manner of flies and beetles. When these insects originate under air intakes for heating, ventilation and... Read more»
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Don’t be fooled by Asian longhorned beetle look-alikes

March 17, 2017 By
Since its discovery in New York in 1996, the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis, or ALB) has attacked many valuable native tree species, including maples, birches, poplars and willows in Illinois (1998), New Jersey (2002), Massachusetts (2008) and Ohio (2011),... Read more»
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