Storage pests are one of the most important problems in the way of food storage in the world. Every year, about a quarter to a third of the grain stored in warehouses around the world is lost; Most of this damage is related to pest attacks on warehouses.
What is the damage of warehouse pests?
Some seeds are completely pulverized and destroyed due to pest attack. The seeds that are not destroyed due to the damage of storage pests suffer a severe quality loss.
The appearance of the seeds are healthy, but following the feeding of pests from the embryo part of the seeds, in addition to the loss of the protein of the seeds, their germination percentage also decreases.
Pests such as wheat weevil, grain beetle, rice weevil, grain weevil are among the most important pests of warehouses. In this article, we have briefly explained about these troublesome insects.