Stored Product Pests

Stored product pests breed and feed on or in grains, seeds and other stored products, damaging and destroying the foods so they are no longer fit for consumption. They can impact your business in many ways including product loss, lost production time, treatment costs, audit score deductions and reputation. By partnering with Ecolab we can help implement a proactive program to help prevent stored product pests in your facilities.

Stored Product Pests Can Have A Major Impact to Your Business

Stored product pests are beetles, weevils or moths that feed on or gather around processed and non-processed dry foods such as pasta, flour, cereal, pet foods, dry milk, grains, spices, baked goods and other dry goods. Stored product pests generally affect food processing and food retail facilities where the ingredients and processes can create ideal conditions for these pests.

These insects can have a major impact to your business including:

  • Product loss
  • Lost production time
  • Audit score deduction
  • Treatment costs
  • Brand reputation
  • Consumer complaints

Elimination of these pests can be costly, both in terms of required treatment and production downtime.
Our proactive Stored Product Pest Program helps drive down pest activity and can reduce the need to shut the plant down for fumigations or pesticide treatments.

A successful prevention program requires a strong partnership between you and Ecolab. Together, we can identify and prevent conditions that can cause pest-related risk.


Ecolab uses a partnership approach with a science-based protocol that will drive down pest activity. By working together to thoroughly inspect for the presence of stored product pests and conditions conducive to pest activity, proper identification, continual monitoring and implementing the best prevention practices, we can eliminate these pests and significantly reduce the need to perform costly treatments that result in lost production time.


Case Study - Pasta Company

A pasta manufacturing company had been performing annual structural fumigations to knock down the population of beetles that was invading the facility. These treatments were costly and required the mill to shut down for one week. Working with Ecolab, the company implemented a proactive stored product pest program which eliminated the need for fumigation treatments realizing an annual operational savings of $86,600.

Case Study - Nut & Fruit Company

A large manufacturer of organic nuts and dried fruits implemented a proactive pest management program to drive down activity of Indian meal moths. By implementing moth mating disruption, making improvements in sanitation and increasing pest monitoring, they were able to reduce the cost of lost product due to pest infestations and increase production time and product quality.

Case Study - Cereal Company

A cereal manufacturing company implemented a proactive pest management program to drive down stored product pest activity. Results of this program included a reduction in consumer complaints, lower pest management costs and increased production time as fumigation treatments were not needed.
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Ecolab Pest Elimination serves the Hospitality, Foodservice, Food & Beverage, Food Retail, and Healthcare industries, as well as Government, Educational and other Commercial facilities.

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