Moths Control in Hyderabad
however, not all moths are so friendly . We have all suffered the annoyance of having holes in our clothes. Moths belong to insects from stored products and the pests they produce are the most costly for the food industries. And it is not surprising, since some species of moths have a very high growth rate: a single pair of insects, in a couple of months, can develop a family immense enough to infest several tons of product. There are more than 1,000 species of insects of various orders that infest the products stored all over the world. By putting ourselves technicians, the species of greater economic importance are among beetles (vulgarly beetles) and Lepidoptera (butterflies in our vocabulary) that we are most interested in today, beetles will be treated in the second part of "stored product insects."
Moths in the backgroundWithin the species of butterflies, those associated with stored products are more than 70 in the world and are grouped in about 10 families. Of these, the most important pests belong to the pyrites and the most popular species is the gray moth (although there are more than, not more, less than 20,000 spread throughout the world) that can cause serious damage to the flour. Mention aside, but not least, the " fabric pests " deserve the Anglo-Saxon name that refers to species associated with materials such as clothing, furs, etc., and very frequent in homes and museums, which can destroy nonrenewable resources. Valuable as books, tapestries or paintings, very susceptible to the attack of insects like the well-known moth of the clothes. As for stored products, the species that appear on them are very diverse and not all the species that appear on a particular product necessarily feed on it, such as those that are part of the domestic fauna (ants, cockroaches, etc.). ) That may be found occasionally in food products, but do not represent a true pest. Moths
Plagues and damagesStored product insects (IPAs) pose a danger, as we have seen, both for individuals and for various types of industries: product processing plants, warehouses, bakeries and bread ovens, restaurants, mills, farms and silos. In addition, they can cause serious economic losses due to contamination of food, especially if it is finished product. Among the attacking pests of stored products, we can find two types:
- Primary pests : In them are the cereal moths and are those capable of piercing the seed head and attack intact grains
- Secondary pests : these only develop on previously damaged grains. For this, the females distribute the eggs on the grains and the larvae are fed from the outside. This type of pest can be from Indian moths and Mediterranean moths.
- Direct : produced by the feeding of the pest on the product. These damages are valued by the volume or weight of product lost.
- Indirect : this is a much more serious damage than the direct because it usually causes the total usability of the product for any consumption. This is due to the presence in the products of remains of insects infestantes: the genus remains with a very unpleasant taste and smell, in addition to the health problems that can lead to their intake, as well as allergic reactions.