What's living in your grain bin?
Dr. Janet Knodel, Extension Entomologist at North Dakota State University, discusses what to keep an eye out for when thinking about pests in or around stored grain. Sanitation and prevention are often the easiest and most cost effective tools due to the difficulty of treating pest issues once they are found.
Common insects infested stored grains can include weevils, India meal moth, and mold feeding insects. Indian meal moth larvae leave behind tell-tale webbing that causes clumping in grain and can be especially noticeable when you skim the top of an infested grain pile with your hand. For more information on managing stored grain pests, visit: https://blog-crop-news.extension.umn.edu/2021/09/prevent-stored-grain-pest-issues-before.html
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