Fumigants & Pheromones Digital Newsletter - Issue 128

Fumigants & Pheromones Newsletter








This video shows the larval, pupal and adult stages of the cigarette beetle, Lasioderma serricorne

Cigarette Beetle

Bad Bugs: Cigarette Beetle

The cigarette beetle, Lasioderma serricorne, is a serious economic pest to tobacco products, spices and numerous types of dried food goods. This pest beetle can also cause considerable damage to dried plants stored in herbaria, books in libraries and dried flower arrangements in people’s homes. READ MORE


Gatekeeper Pest Management

The Gatekeeper Approach - Part 1 of 3 

It is much safer and more economical to try to keep pests out rather than eliminate them after they are established. Like the vigilant keeper of the gate in the image, food plants, museums, restaurants, grocery stores, households, or any other pest protected areas receiving inbound stored products need to stop unwanted visitors and enemies from entering. THE GATEKEEPER APPROACH to pest control helps create a pest prevention program.

Quotable Quotes   

"Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain." Henry David Thoreau