Spider Beetles Pest Control Specialists
The Australian Spider Beetle and the Golden Spider Beetle are similar in biology and their control measures are largely the same.
The Australian Spider Beetle originated from Tasmania but is now distributed throughout the temperate zones of the world. The Australian Spider Beetle is known to favour the indoor environment. Adult Australian Spider Beetles are up to 3.5mm in length, have a thin waist and large abdomen with long legs giving it a “spider” like appearance. The Australian Spider Beetle is often associated with birds nest and stored food, however it is also a pest in industrial food storage situations.
Australian Spider Beetle
Golden Spider Beetles adult are larger than Australian Spider Beetles at up to 4.5mm in length. The Golden Spider Beetle is covered in golden hairs and scales and has a spherical shape. Usually in small numbers, the Golden Spider Beetle occurs in flour and feed mills, food storage areas, warehousing and in domestic environments.
Sharing a similar biology Australian Spider Beetles and Golden Spider Beetles are a widespread pest in the food industry. They are nocturnal foragers and their larvae are known to bore through many types of food packaging. The life cycle of Australian Spider Beetles and Golden Spider Beetles is usually complete within 9-12 months, there being up to two generations per year.
Golden Spider Beetle
Before treatment can begin to deal with an infestation by Australian Spider Beetles or Golden Spider Beetles, the source of the infestation must be traced and eliminated. Depending on the level and location of the infestation, treatment with a residual insecticide may be appropriate along with atmospheric/ temperature control and monitoring. Protectahome trained technicians are able to help with insect identification, location of the source of the infestation and all appropriate treatment, control and monitoring where appropriate.
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