Biscuit beetles, also known as drugstore beetles, and other insect pests of pantries damage food stuffs and packaging.
Identify the problem
Biscuit beetles (aka drugstore beetle) are a group of insects that are pests of stored products that bore holes in packaging of foodstuffs. They include spider beetles (Australian Spider Beetle and Golden Spider Beetle), weevils, pantry moth and biscuit beetles . They will bore through packaging to feed on and infest grains, cereals, flour, pasta and other starchy food in kitchens, larders, shops, warehouses and mills.
To get rid of biscuit beetle follow these steps:
- Try and identify possible sources of the infestation. Check your kitchen, pantry and nooks and crannies around the house and not just where you have seen biscuit beetle.
- If you have found biscuit beetle infesting your pantry or kitchen cupboards it may be necessary to check for and discard all contaminated products. Then remove all food stuffs and lightly spray the empty pantry or cupboards with NO Bugs Indoor or NO Bugs Super. Leave the cupboard empty for at least 24 hours then wipe down, leave to dry and replace your food stuffs.
- Spray all the cracks and crevices around your home with NO Bugs Indoor, NO Bugs Super. NO Bugs Super Bug Bombs or NO Bugs Super Fumigator will knock down a lot of the insects and can help to penetrate into the nooks and crannies. However the concentration in the treated rooms needs to be maintained at a high level for an extended period to penetrate well, and the source may not be in the treated room/s.
Did You Know
- More on Stored Product Insect Pests.
- The biscuit beetle is also know as the drugstore beetle (Stegobium paniceum)