Lec33_Urban_PestsC_05D

Lec33_Urban_PestsC_05D - Insect As Pests In Homes C Insect...

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Insect As Pests In Homes C Insect “Guests” That Enjoy “All the Comforts of Home” V Fabric Pests Clothes moths, carpet beetles Fabric damage is often the 1st thing that we see Moths or moth larvae can be found on or near clothes, carpet beetles often found crawling up walls Larvae damage clothes, adult moths do not Attack natural fibers, such as wool, feathers, and fur Can digest keratin Pfadt (1985) H Control of Fabric Pests Vacuum carpet and closet floors as clean as possible for carpet beetles Washing carpet with steam cleaner may help Clothing can be protected with moth balls or cedar wood chips in sealed bags or boxes Dry clean clothes or heat at 130°F for at least 2 hours Freeze clothes These are repellants, not toxic insecticides V
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Stored Product Pests in the Home (Cereals, Grains, Spices) Could be moths, or beetles Grain beetles, weevils, meal moths Before humans, where did these insects find food? Adapted to humans since beginning of civilization.
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This note was uploaded on 08/15/2011 for the course ENT 2004 taught by Professor Jrvoshell during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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