Flour mites

Preventative Treatment




(possible nest sites)

store flour, grain and cereals in a cool environment the only effective method of controlling mites is to ensure that the foodstuff in question is stored as dry and as cool as possible.  areas of high  humidity

General Information

  • flour mites can live in almost any type of flour or in fodder and in stores of seed or corn.
  • they live in areas of relatively high humidity
  • dark in colour
  • very small


  • wash down shelves and thoroughly dry the shelf and surrounding area removing all moisture
  • discard affected food
  • we usually do not treat as such - just provide advice
  • keep foodstuffs away from kettles and microwaves etc as these can intensify the humidity