Warehouse

Pests that damage stocks like the grain weevil cause worldwide damage running into billions. A control reduces losses of valuable food or seeds. For decades the chemical control of the storage pests in the warehouse had been standard. As only …
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Moths that damage stocks (Indian meal moths, Mediterranean flour moths or angoumois grain moths) are widely spread pests in food storage and processing companies. Endangered goods are cereal products, nuts, spices, teas, pasta, various sweets, like chocolate. But often also …
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The braconid wasp Bracon hebetor, also called Habrobracon hebetor, is one of the best studied parasitic wasps in the storage area. It paralyzes the free-living moth larvae by a sting, after that they immediately stop eating. In this way the …
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The store chalcids are naturally occurring antagonists of some important 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 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 our …
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A first important step for a successful control of pests in the stock-keeping is the installation of a monitoring, a control system, to get an overview of the current state of pests. By means of specific pheromone traps that bear …
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