Psocids

Preventative Treatment

Food

Access 

Harbourage

(possible nest sites)

flour, grain and cereals in a cool environment the only effective method of controlling mites is to ensure that the foodstuff in question is stored as dry and as cool as possible. areas of high humidity

Information

  • Psocids (Booklice), also sometimes called barklice, are small insects belonging to the insect order Psocoptera.
  • most species are free-living and are not pests
  • prefer warm conditions, especially kitchens
  • are commonly found in flour
  • pale yellow in colour and wingless

Other

  • wash down shelves and thoroughly dry the shelf and surrounding area removing all moisture
  • discard affected food
  • we usually do not treat as such - just provide advice
  • keep foodstuffs away from kettles and microwaves etc as these can intensify the humidity

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