Mold leads to outbreaks of pests
Newsletter - FEBRUARY 2020

Mold Eating Insects

Booklice, Springtails and Fungus beetles are mold eating insects. They can develop huge populations under ideal for mold growth conditions, such as humid and warm weather.

Growth Conditions

Booklice and Fungus beetles require high relative humidity to grow. Springtails thrive where there is excessive moisture regardless of temperature. Mold eating insects are commonly found on walls in bedrooms, bathrooms and inside kitchen cabinets and sink areas, and they are more prevalent during spring and summer.

How to Prevent and Manage

Therefore, reducing moisture and humidity, together with applying a safe biocide will control the infestation, such as:

  1. Check for mold and any areas that have water leakage or high humidity.
  2. Eliminate all possible food sources, mold. Repair areas where water leakage occurs.
  3. Keep indoor areas well ventilated at all the times and allow sunlight in.
  4. During times of high humidity, use a dehumidifier to keep the room humidity low.

In addition, we recommend using BioKill® Anti-Mite Spray, which can be sprayed onto the surface to prevent mold growth and the occurrence of mold eating insects. Besides BioCycle® BookliceFree Pest Management Solution package using our unique, safe and biodegradable, BioKill® Biocide, provides a treatment service covering all moisture related insects (Booklice, Springtails Fungus beetles etc.)

More Information

For more information about mold eating insects, please check out our “Insects Library” or contact us.

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