Frequent question: Which things should be kept in mind for controlling insects and pests during storage?

Which things should be kept in mind for controlling insects and pest during storage?

Storage insect Pests management gadgets from TNAU

  • TNAU insect probe trap.
  • TNAU pit fall trap.
  • TNAU two-in-one model trap.
  • Indicator Device.
  • TNAU Automatic Insect Removal Bin.
  • UV – light trap for grain storage godowns.
  • Device to remove insect eggs from stored pulse seeds.
  • Trap for monitoring stored product insects in warehouse.

Which method is best for controlling stored grain insect pests?

Sanitation. The most effective way to manage stored grain pests is to avoid them. The goal of sanitation is to eliminate insect eggs, pupae, and adults. Never put newly harvested grain into bins containing old grain.

How can I protect my rice from insects at home?

Kitchen hacks: Keep bugs away from rice with these simple tips

  1. Bay or neem leaves. Bay leaf is an excellent way to get rid of bugs from rice. ( …
  2. Cloves. They are easily available and help fight the bugs in order to avoid infestation. …
  3. Storing them in a refrigerator. Do you store rice in the refrigerator? ( …
  4. Garlic. …
  5. Sunlight.

How do you control storage pest in rice?

Neem leaf powder, Nochi leaf powder, turmeric powder, Sweet Flag (Vasambu) Rhizome powder all at 10g /kg have been found to be effective against storage pests. Experimental results show that the fresh leaves of Nochi mixed with paddy at the rate of 2% w/w protected the grains from insect attack for 9 months.

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How can we protect wheat from insects at home?

Freeze and kill it: It is advised to keep packets of spices and flour in the freezer for four days as soon as you have bought it. You can do this to flour, oats, cookies, corn meal, and spices. This will kill all the larvae and eggs (if) present inside the packet and will stop further infestation.

What are the common storage pest?

Primary insects

  • Rice Weevil. (Sitophilos oryzae (Linnaeus)) Click for more info. A female lays up to 150 eggs. …
  • Angoumois Grain Moth. (Sitatroga cerealella (Olivier)) Click for more info. The white larvae bore into the kernels and eat the inside. …
  • Lesser Grain Borer. (Rhyzopertha dominica (Fabricus) Click for more info.

What is stored in a grain pest?

The eggs are laid outside the grain, before the larvae mature inside the grain and then chew their way out. Some of these pests include the Lesser grain borer, Granary weevil (Sitophilus granarius, the Wheat weevil) and Rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae).

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