Average Adult Size:

  • 1 – 1.5mm.

Associated Risks:

  • Nuisance Pest,
  • Can cause damage to & spoilage of food stock,20160211_132826-watermarked

Life Cycle:

  • Egg, Nymph, Adult,
  • The female usually produces an average of 100 eggs per cycle, normally within cracks & crevices,
  • Pest has an average lifespan of 6 months

Life Style:

  • Normally found in warm & humid conditions (e.g. Kitchens &/or Bathrooms)
  • Pest normally found in grain & cereal based stored products
  • Also prevalent where mould or fungus growth has occurred,
  • Pest can be found worldwide,
  • Can effect both domestic & commercial properties.

Control Method(s):

  • Chemical treatment,
  • Environmental changes.