Biscuit Weevil are Small, reddish-brown, hard-shelled, and coated in short yellowish hairs, biscuit beetles have an oval, humped body. They have white, crescent-shaped larvae that resemble grubs. Due to their outward resemblance, biscuit beetles are frequently confused for the Common Furniture Beetle (woodworm), which they are closely related to. These little beetles don't have particular feeding preferences and may quickly consume almost anything, however they are mostly drawn to locations where dry food is kept. They go for items like wheat, pasta, grains, and — you guessed it — biscuits. The scientific name for biscuit beetles is Stegobium paniceum, however because to their eating habits, they are often known as bread beetles or drugstore beetles.
The best way to control biscuit weevil is by contacting a PEST MANAGEMENT company. After completely vacuuming the afflicted area and paying attention to every crack, crevice, and corner, the contents of the vacuum should be sealed and disposed of. Any tainted food sources should be eliminated and disposed.
The Indian meal moth (Plodia interpunctella) is a common pest in New Zealand that can infest stored food products, such as grains, nuts, cereals, and dried fruits. The larvae of the Indian meal moth are the destructive stage of the pest, as they feed on and contaminate the stored food products.
The larvae of the Indian meal moth are small, cream-colored worms with brown heads. They are typically about 1/2 inch in length when fully grown, and can often be seen crawling around in infested food products. The larvae spin silken webs in the infested food, which can help to identify the presence of an infestation.
To prevent and control Indian meal moth infestations, it is important to regularly inspect stored food products for signs of pest activity, such as webbing, larvae, or adult insects. Infested products should be discarded or treated with insecticides designed for store product pests.
Proper storage and handling of food products can also help to prevent infestations. This may include using airtight containers to store food, rotating stored products regularly to prevent old items from becoming infested, and keeping food storage areas clean and dry.
If you suspect you have an Indian meal moth infestation in your home or business, it may be helpful to consult with a pest control professional who can provide targeted treatments and advice on preventing future infestations