Pest Solution Ltd.
Images courtesy of killgerm.com
Biology: The two common spider beetles are the Australian Spider beetle and the Golden Spider beetle. their distribution is now throughout all temperate zones of the world, although it favours the indoor environment.
Associated with bird's nests and stored foodstuffs, it is also present in many industrial food storage situations. The beetles have a thin waist, large abdomen and long legs, giving the insects its spider-like appearance.
They occur in flour and feed mills, food warehousing and the domestic environment. Adults are extremely cold hardy, but free water is essential to them. They are nocturnal in foraging behaviour. A widespread pest in the
food industry, larvae can bore through many types of packaging. There are usually up to 2 generations per year and the average lifespan is 9-12 months.
Control: The source of infestation should be traced and eliminated. Old bird's nests/infested food stuffs etc. should be removed and destroyed. Good hygiene practices, stock rotation, quarantine of inbound stock and
monitoring should be considered. Fumigation, residual spraying, dusting and temperature / atmospheric control may be applicable.
Stored Product Insect Pests Cambridgeshire
- Market Deeping
- St Neots
Stored Product Insect Pests Essex
- Bishops Stortford
- Canvey Island
- Great Dunmow
- Leigh on sea
- Saffron Walden
- Thorpe Bay
- Walton on Naze
- Westcliff on Sea
Stored Product Insect Pests Norfolk
- Downham Market
- Great Yarmouth
- Kings Lynn
- North Walsham
Stored Product Insect Pests Suffolk
- Bury St Edmunds
- Needham Market
- Wickham Market
Pest Solution Ltd provides professional domestic and commercial pest control services in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and surrounding areas of East Anglia. Our pest control services include wasp nest removal, flying insect control, rodent control, bird control, crawling and biting insect control as well as bird and insect proofing services to name a few.
Web Design by Designaweb (BSE) Ltd.