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Mites

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1. Mites are not much a problem to storage grain in tropical countries.

2. But they are very common in temperate countries and their presence in food grains can be taken as definite indication of deterioration, that the food grains cannot be stored in good conditions for longer periods without causing quality deterioration.

3. These are small creatures belonging to class Arachnida. The common grains mite is known as Acarus siro.

File Courtesy: 
Store Grain Pests and their Management, IGSMARI – Hyderabad
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