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Psocids in stored food commodities and their control.

Rajendran, S. (1994) Psocids in stored food commodities and their control. Pestology, 18 (4). pp. 14-18.

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Psocids, Liposeelis spp. in particular, are commonly encountered in warehouses, food processing units and in kitchens. They thrive well because of their diverse food habits, and are problems for concern in countries of temperate and tropical regions. Apart f rom food, temperature arid relative humidity are the critical factors for their survival and multiplication. Some species have the remarkable ability to maintain water balance by absorbing water from the atmosphere arid also to withstand starvation for a considerable period. The tiny insects are less susceptible to synthetic pyrethroids, and their eggs are tolerant to fumigants and high carbon dioxide atmospheres. Besides fumigation and prophylaxis, maintenance of hygiene in the premises is important to contain the psocid menace in India and elsewhere.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psocids, food storage depots, food processing plants
Subjects: 600 Technology > 03 Agriculture > 05 Insect/Pest Control
Divisions: Food Protectants and Infestation Control
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 08 May 2012 10:48
Last Modified: 08 May 2012 10:48
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/5134

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