Dismate PE is a preventative and curative treatment for food moth infestations in facilities such as cereal manufacturing facilities, chocolate factories, large scale commercial bakeries, nut or dried grain storage and grain silos.
Mating disruption technology is recommended for professional use to combat: Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella – Mill moth, Ephestia kuehniella – Warehouse moth/ Cocoa moth, Ephestia elutella – Tropical warehouse moth, Cadra cautella – Raisin moth, Cadra figulilella
Plodia/Ephestia stored food moths are one of the most widespread and economically damaging pests of stored food commodities. The pests are a serious threat to the dried food processing industry as the larvae feed on and contaminate dry fruit, cereals, chocolate, nuts, legumes and other commodities causing serious financial losses and possible damage to brand integrity and reputation with the customer.
Dismate PE offers Plodia/Ephestia control in a non-toxic, residue free way that results in no down-time for the facility, saving you time and money. The long-life sachets are active for up to 3 months and come in four colours to enable easy servicing for the pest controller. The sachets are metal detectable to provide additional safety measures.
Dismate PE works by disturbing the communication between male and female through:
For optimal results with Dismate PE, there is a required need for performing continuous monitoring of moth population using Xlure RTU food moth pheromone traps.
Further precautions such as maintaining a clean and hygienic environment in food storage areas and monitoring by hygiene and food safety officers will help in the prevention of infestations in conjunction with Dismate PE.
In one Dismate trial, the mating disruption system began controlling the moth population, but it began to peak back up after a time, see the graph. Further investigations showed that a consistent application of Dismate is required as well as thorough hygiene protocols, as residual populations of moths can remain in food debris under machinery etc.
It is clear that different facilities respond differently to Dismate due to the different food sources, storage times and hygiene practices playing an integral role in managing or introducing infestations.
In the graph to the left, you can clearly see that some locations in the facility resulted in a complete reduction in moth populations, whilst other areas found very little control. Again this was the result of undesirable hygiene levels in those facilities, harbouring residual larval and pupal populations.