Psocids

Psocids
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Psocids are insects which are the size of a pin head and can be white, pale grey or sometimes black with a soft body.  They are usually found indoors in humid conditions.  

They may be found in foods such as cereals and other dried foods.  Food, and the folds of the packets, should be checked in case they are inside.  Food and packets which are found to be infested should be binned.  Affected cupboards should then be thoroughly cleansed and dried out.  Using a hairdryer on the internal surfaces and cupboards joints will help.  You should repeat this treatment as often as necessary until no further insects are seen.

It may take a number of weeks, or even months, to get rid of these insects.

Page last updated: 19 June 2017