- Booklice are brown, white, or grey tiny, wingless insects and have six pairs of legs.
- Booklice go through three life stages: egg, nymph, and adult. Most booklice become adults in less than a month. Each female can produce 60 eggs, meaning booklice reproduce quickly.
- Booklice feed on microscopic fungi or mold that you cannot see with your naked eye.
- They thrive in areas that are high in moisture level for instance kitchens, bathrooms, and air conditioning room since their food source is most likely to grow in these areas.
- It's not uncommon to find booklice in freshly constructed or refurbished buildings because plaster is wet and conducive to mold growth.
- They can also be found in food supplies, but only if there is the presence of mold growth.
Signs of infestation: presence of tiny insects on wall, ceiling, furniture.
Why Control Them?
- They can be destructive because of their eating habits. Booklice are slow eaters, but they can damage crops, books, and the structural security of plaster and wallpaper.
- They are a common threat to libraries and courthouses, especially ones which contain old records.
- Their presence, therefore, is a nuisance and can render some foods unfit. The starchy paste of wallpaper and books also can support mold growth or may be attacked directly by booklice.
What we do:
- Perform a thorough inspection of the premises to locate infestation and carry out ULV misting or residual spray
- Prevent mould with anti-mould paint