EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 1993 Num. article: 1993/40

Trogoderma granarium not present in Germany

German authorities have informed EPPO that Trogoderma granarium (EPPO A2 pest) is not present in Germany. In the past, the pest had been introduced through imports into heated storage facilities of breweries or food processing facilities. In every case, however, the storage facilities were immediately fumigated and the pest had been eradicated by the German Plant Protection Service.

The German Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry stresses the fact that the climatic conditions in Germany make it impossible for T. granarium to survive outdoors.


German Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Bonn (1993-01)