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How can I fight against mealworms ?

The darkling beetle is a beetle that can live in very dry stored food. The adult is brown-black in colour and the larva is wormlike, brown-yellow in colour: this larva is called a mealworm.

They are often found in flour mills and poultry buildings. It is the biggest insect pest in whole and milled grain. This grain can be damaged by this pest at various stages (harvest, storage, processing, etc.). In animal husbandry, mealworms carry pathogens; in case of infestation, see the existing programmes, notably the use of imagocide and larvicide insecticides.

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