Sawtoothed Grain Beetle

March 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Sawtoothed Grain Beetles

The larvae are wormlike and off white. It is one of the most prevalent invaders of grocery stores all over the world. Preferred foods include: macaroni, dry grains, tobacco, nuts and fruit. If discovered, all infested items should be thrown out and other items sealed in containers

Larder Beetle

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Larder Beetle

Larder beetles are found worldwide and attacks cured meats and other products. They are brown or black and about 5-7mm in size. They have a yellow strip across the back. They attack hides and skins which is main sign of infestation. Larder beetles will bore into wood to and then cover up the entrance hole. The beetles will feed on cheese, dry fish, meats, ham, bacon, hair and feathers just to name a few.

            Larder beetles prefer to breed in pantries and other areas with food sources. All infested items should be discarded. Store all other items in sealed containers. Eliminating all sources of infested areas is the only way to combat these beetles.

Drugstore Beetle

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Drugstore Beetle

Drugstore beetles arefound worldwide. They are a pest of drug stores and about 2-3mm in size. Color is off brown. Larvae are white and look like a maggot. The main food sources are flour, bread, breakfast foods and pepper. They will also attack paper items like books. Control consists of getting rid of infested items and sealing other items.

Confused Flour Beetle

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Confused Flour Beetle

The confused flour beetle is found all over the world but mostly in northern states in the U.S. Adults is 3-4 mm long and light brown in color. It is the most common infest pest in homes and grocery stores. Confused flour beetles infest products such as: spices, fruits, pepper, drugs and milk chocolate just to name a few.

            If discovered, infested food should be thrown out. Grocery stores should be notified of the infestation. Keep food in sealed containers.