As essential as your ingredients are to your business, they’re also important to the stored product pests for which they’re a primary food source. These pests are capable of causing major damage to stored goods resulting in lost product and profits.
These pests are fast breeders, so it’s important to stay on guard and recognize evidence of their activity. Take this quiz to see how much stored knowledge you have of stored product pests.
Adult female Indian meal moths will lay between 100 and 400 eggs during their short lifespan of less than ___________.
What are the signs of Indian meal moth activity?
True or False: Stored product pests can penetrate food packaging.
Stored product pests can secrete chemicals that ___________.
Stored product pest larvae can cause which of the following medical
True or False: Beetle and moth larvae can cause more damage than fully-developed adults.
Some species of the ___________ will also eat fabric, meaning infestation can spread from food to nearby clothing.
You might need a magnifying class to identify the saw-toothed grain beetle since they are so small. These flour-and-cereal eaters are about ___________ long.
Drugstore beetles love to feed on:
The foreign grain beetle is commonly seen in facilities where ___________ problems cause fungus to grow.
Good work! You’ve stored up a lot of knowledge when it comes to stored product pests. Your ability to identify these pests and their habits is a major step toward helping to prevent them. Need to have someone else on your team learn how to help prevent pests? Send them to our Pest Library to study up with tips and tricks to help protect your facility from stored product pests and other pest threats.
There’s room for improvement, but you’re getting there! You can try the quiz again or study up on how to help prevent pests by checking out our Pest Library. We’re here to assist you and help you get your facility audit-ready at all times.
Remember to develop a game plan for stored product pests now, before they become a problem. With a thorough and proactive pest management approach, you can help keep these nagging pests from damaging your ingredients, products, reputation and bottom line.