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»   Bed Bugs
»   Bird Mites
»   Booklice
»   Fleas
»   Food Borers
»   House Lizards
»   Millipedes
»   Store Product Pests
»   Ticks
»   Wood Boring Beetles
 
 
 
Contact Info
Address : Malaysia Head Office & Central Regional Office
No 2, Jalan Tegas E25/E, Seksyen 25, 40400,
Shah Alam, Selangor

Tel : 603 5124 8482
Fax : 603 5124 8480
Email : marcus.voon@anticimex.com.my
 
 
 
  Non Common Pest
  Commercial Pest Control
 
About Booklice
Booklice, also called psocids, and it do not bite human being. While they resemble lice in size and shape, booklice feed only on fungi or mold. If you find them in grain or other stored food products, it is an indication of high humidity of poor ventilation or poor storage methods that encourages the growth of mould on which they feed. In addition to food products, they may be found infested in cupboard, paper, damp wall with mould growth. Booklice do not transmit disease, or damage food or fabric, but they can be very annoying when present in large numbers.
Harmful Cause
Booklice feed on moulds and will overrun cereals and similar materials that support mould growth. Their presence, therefore, is a nuisance and can render some foods unfit. The starchy paste of wallpaper and books also can support mould growth or may be attacked directly by booklice. Outside of annoyance, their damage is insignificant.
What We Recommend
The best way to control booklice is to eliminate moist environmental conditions. Reducing the humidity in your premises will eliminate the mould on which the booklice feed. Lowering the relative humidity to less than 50% will prevent their development. Throw away any infested food material and make sure other foods are kept dry. Infested furniture and materials can be put under the sun to dry out the booklice. Pesticides are not normally necessary to control booklice in homes.