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Saw Tooth Grain Beetle

A few of the commonly encountered panty beetles include Flour Beetles and Saw Toothed Grain Beetles.

Flour Beetles are very common pests infesting many flour mills, warehouses, and grocery stores. They also feed upon grain, beans, dried fruits, nuts, chocolate, and other foods in the house.

TYPE OF DAMAGE: Flour beetles attack milled grain products such as flour and cereals. These beetles often hitchhike into the house in infested flour and can build up into large populations on food accumulations in cabinet cracks and crevices and in furniture.

 

Controlling this pantry pest requires careful inspection of all cereal foods, discarding the heavily infested material, repackaging material in new containers, and vacuuming kitchen cabinets. Vacuuming the cabinets will be much more beneficial than washing them. Vacuuming will remove flour dust and scraps in the cracks and crevices of the cabinet. Washing may make a paste of the flour.

After vacuuming cracks and crevices in cabinets, pantries, etc., place a Pantry Patrol Trap in the infested area. For additional and immediate control, an aerosol dust with a crack and crevice tip such as Cy-Kick can be applied in the cracks and crevices. Infested areas behind cabinets can also be treated with a product such as Drione or Delta Dust.  Use the Crusader Bellows Duster for your dust applications.

 

 

The Saw Toothed Grain Beetle is a small, active, brown beetle, 2-3mm long, with a flattened body and six saw-toothed projections on each side of the thorax. The grain beetle is a common pest in grocery stores, food warehouses, and grain storage.

Type of Damage: It readily penetrates packaged cereals, dried fruits, and candies. It also attacks flour, meal, sugar, drugs, dried meat, and tobacco.

As above with the Flour Beetle, controlling this pantry pest requires careful inspection of all cereal foods, discarding the heavily infested material, repackaging material in new containers, and vacuuming kitchen cabinets. Vacuuming the cabinets will be much more beneficial than washing them. Vacuuming will remove flour dust and scraps in the cracks and crevices of the cabinet. Washing may make a paste of the flour.

After vacuuming cracks and crevices in cabinets, pantries, etc., place a Pantry Patrol Trap in the infested area. For additional and immediate control, an aerosol dust with a crack and crevice tip such as Cy-Kick can be applied in the cracks and crevices. Infested areas behind cabinets can also be treated with a product such as Drione or Delta Dust. Use the Crusader Bellows Duster for your dust applications.


Aerosols & Ready to Use Products

These “ready to use” products are convenient and great for a contact kill and great for flushing out insects. Most offer great residual properties as well.


Insecticide Concentrates

– These concentrates are mixed with water and used in a compressed hand held sprayer to make your application.


Dusts

Dusts are usually used to treat into cracks and crevices (such as in the crack between the wall baseboard and floor), in wall voids, cavities, attics or crawl spaces. Be sure that there is proper ventilation in the room and that you don’t over dust or dust in areas accessible by people.