Insects reproduce incredibly fast within products kept in stock, causing significant economic damage. Countless individual insect species or other pests are able to deteriorate stored products. Substances they affect include edibles, raw materials for edible goods, but also textile, wood, museum objects and even synthetic materials.
Generally speaking, these pests can be divided into two separate groups: the stored product insects and the stored product moths. Furthermore, various wood destroying species, booklice, and wood destroying organisms such as various fungi and other micro-organisms may also cause significant damage.