Grain Beetle

Oryzaephilus surinamensis

The Saw-Toothed Grain Beetle is almost identical in appearance to the Merchants Grain Beetle (Oryzaephilus Mercator). Both pests are scavenger feeders. They do not attach sound grains. They are cosmopolitan pests of broken stored grains, cereal products, dried fruit, oilseeds and other processed foods including oatmeal, flour, macaroni, nuts, sugar, chocolate, dried meats and many other products. Their physical design makes these pests notorious for entering packaged materials on the store shelves. Their extremely flat body design allows them to enter most seems in packaged foods.

Saw Tooth Grain Beetle

Saw-Tooth Grain Beetle

*Courtesy Insects Limited, Inc.
How Does it Work?

As insects contact and lay eggs on the surface of the ProvisionGard treated packaging, they absorb the insect growth inhibitor and cease evolving to their next stage of the growth cycle and die without contributing to insect population growth. ProvisionGard is a non toxic technology and will not kill a live adult insect but will control the eggs and offspring of adults to systemically and safely protect food stuffs.

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