What You Should Know About Stored Product Pests

Our species has been transforming our environment to fit our needs for thousands of years. Today we don’t have to compete with other mammals; scientists agree that insects are our only competitor in food. Nearly a third of the food produced worldwide is wasted, and pests have a big hand in this.

Here, we explore the range of products that can get infested by pests. We also give insight into how pest infestations grow so you can fight them better. If your home, warehouse, or store has pests, it’s in your best interest to call environmental pest control services and let them keep it from wasting your products.

What Can Get Infested? 

Pests can eat almost everything we can. Usually, when we say “pests,” we mean insects, plants, and fungi that eat our food supply. However, some sources extend the definition also to include microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses. This greatly increases the range of products that be said to be infested by pests.

Pests can consume almost all carbon-based compounds for calories. This means that no food products are safe. However, smaller orgasms such as bacteria can also infest other carbon-containing products that aren’t necessarily food for us. Since humans are a carbon-based species, many products we use also contain organic compounds.

Bacteria can infest skincare products, shampoos, nutritional supplements, oils, ointments, etc. These products often contain antibacterial ingredients to keep bacteria from consuming the organic ingredients, just as food products do. Still, these antibacterial ingredients can’t keep the bacteria at bay forever. This is why all these products come with an expiry date that estimates when the products will expire.

Your stored products are at risk of pest infestation, whether you’re a restaurant, a retail store, a supermarket, a food processing plant, or a pharmaceutical company. If you haven’t called environmental exterminators in a while, call one before it’s too late!

How to Fight and Prevent Pest Infestation

Our stored products are an infinite food supply from the perspective of pests. This means that the same amount of food is available for one insect as for a hundred. Once a single insect discovers a source, they start doubling limitlessly, resulting in exponential growth. This is why it’s so important to call environmental pest control services as soon as you discover an infestation. By its growth rate so far, you can’t tell how big the infestation will get in a few days.

If you’re a business, selling pest-infested products can potentially harm your clients and lead to lawsuits. Oh the other hand, if the infestation is too big and you discard most of your products, you may go bankrupt. Pests can also cause various diseases in employees at your workplace or at your home. As soon as you discover a pest infestation, call environmental exterminators and nip it in the bud.

At Clearview Environmental Sciences, we developed environmental pest services that are also safe for humans. We value your wellness more than anything else, which is why our environmental pest control services are free of toxic chemicals.

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