Mites

Average Adult Size:20150513_124248-watermarked

  • 0.5 – 1.5mm (dependent on species)

Associated Risks:

  • Can cause damage to & spoilage of food stock,
  • Can on occasion cause allergic reactions in humans.

Life Cycle:20150513_123838-watermarked

  • Egg, Larva, Nymph, Adult,
  • The female produces an average of 500 eggs over a period of 1 month,
  • Pest has an average lifespan of 12 – 18 months.

Life Style:

  • Pest is part of the arachnid family,
  • Pest prevalent in humid & moist conditions,
  • Pest feeds upon mould growth sometimes occurring in stored food sources,
  • Pest found throughout Europe,
  • Can effect both domestic & commercial properties.

Control Method(s):

  • Specialist Chemical treatment,
  • Environmental changes.