GS Gill Research Institute


Stored Product Pests

Stored Product Pests

Insect pests are estimated to destroy around 20% of the world’s grain crop production each year. Stored product or pantry pests include several beetles, moths, and a mite that can infest any dried and preserved foods and organic products, including grains, nuts, cereals, pasta, cheeses, preserved meats, wool and leather.

Usually, the first sign of a problem is the appearance of small beetles crawling over counter tops, moths flying across rooms, or caterpillars crawling up walls or across ceilings.

This unit is undertaking advanced and applied research on the biology, infestation, chemical ecology , control measures of stored products pests.