Household

The control of pests in the protection of stocks was dominated for a long time by the call for the „pest exterminator“ and the apparently safe solution by using chemical control agents. Moth paper and mothballs in the wardrobe …
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Food moths (Indian meal moths, Mediterranean flour moths or Angoumois grain moths) are widely spread pests in households and food storage and processing companies. Endangered goods are cereal products, nuts, spices, teas, pasta, various sweets, like chocolate, but also …
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It always affects only the best clothes! The larvae of the clothes moth (Tineola bisselliella) love to eat holes in wool clothing. Often the damage is only detected when the feeding damage becomes visible or moths fly around. The …
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The use of Trichogramma is one of the oldest biological control methods in Europe. Already in the early 1970s, egg parasites were spread on the first corn acreages in order to control the European corn borer. The roots of …
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The store chalcids are naturally occurring antagonists of some beetle larvae that damage stocks. Especially their ability to find larvae living hidden in the grain makes the parasitic wasps very interesting for the biological control. The beetle larva is …
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The first step for a successful control of moths in the household is a so called „monitoring“, usually the catching of the moths with pheromone traps. By means of specific acting sticky traps that bear the attractant of virgin …
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