Confused by Confused Flour Beetles?

Confused Flour Beetles and Other Pantry Pests   Pests in your pantry are as common as grass and are not only in your home but are in the grocery store and even in the factory where your cereal, beans or flour was packaged. There are different types of bugs, such as confused flour beetles, that you are feeding and giving a nice home to; beetles, weevils and moths live in all stages, egg, larva, pupa and adult, at the same time in your kitchen cupboard. Even dry pet food and bird seed can harbor these pests.   You may first notice that your dry goods are infested by seeing a weevil walk across your kitchen counter or a small moth flying out of your cupboard. At that time you need to try to find the main source of these bugs. It may well be an unopened package of pasta, popcorn…

What are Drugstore and Cigarette Beetles

Drugstore Beetle and Cigarette Beetles   With names like these, you may expect to see them hanging around drug stores smoking and watching the people go by. In fact, that is not too far wrong. Cigarette beetles infest a wide variety of dry foods and are a huge problem in tobacco storage. They not only go for dried cereals but spices, fish, and certain furniture upholstery. If it is warm and humid enough they can reproduce for six generations a year.   Drugstore beetles can eat even more things than the cigarette beetle. It can eat almost any dried human or pet food as well as wood, books, cosmetics, and drugs found in pharmacies, where it gets its name. It can bore its way through tinfoil and sheet lead. They can also continue reproducing well in humid warm conditions.   The damage drugstore beetles and cigarette beetles do is not…