An unpleasant odour is present in heavily infested foods
Faecal material — usually present as fine dust in packs of grain
Visible signs of beetles, moths or larvae
Grain foods, such as rice, hollowed out
Food connected together by fine, cobweb-like strands of silk. This indicates the larvae of moths are present
Chemical treatment to eradicate food pests is not recommended. However, a thorough inspection and eradication program is the best course of action. The storage areas must be cleared and cleaned, and a continuous program of preventative measures put in place
Hygiene in kitchens and other storage areas is essential to keep them pest free. The experts from Pest Police Australia can diagnose your problem, and recommend storage systems that will protect foodstuffs from infestations in the future. The cost is minimal if you consider the problem food infestations can cause.
Keeping food products safe is important in both domestic and commercial kitchens. The problem is, food, grains particularly, can become infested at every step of the processing cycle. Through silo storage, at mills, during processing, during packaging, at bakeries, at shops, at restaurants and at home.