Stored Product Pests

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»
Photo courtesy of McCloud Pest Management Solutions

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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Photo: K.S. Matz

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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Photo: Choe Laboratory, UC-Riverside

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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Photo: Razarax

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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Photo courtesy of, and copyrighted by, Gene White, pmimages@earthlink.net

PMP interviews sawtoothed grain beetle

March 6, 2017 By
An interview with a sawtoothed grain beetle (Oryzaephilus surinamensis). Pest Management Professional (PMP): Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to meet with me today. Sawtoothed grain beetle (SGB): I’ve got all the time in the... Read more»
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Students release lady beetles for IPM in educational greenhouse

February 21, 2017 By
A group of 4-H students released 1,300 Asian lady beetles (Harmonia axyridis) into a Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP) greenhouse in Pagosa Springs, Colo., as part of its Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. The GGP is a nonprofit organization that aims to educate the community... Read more»