//Stored Product Pests

Know When to Hire a Pest Control Professional

2020-02-06T17:10:08+00:00

Know When to Hire a Pest Control Professional While it is often tempting for homeowners to try their hand at pest control, it is best left to a professional. Pest professionals not only have appropriate products for treatment, they have the knowledge and training to provide safe and proper treatments to resolve pest infestations. Frequently, [...]

Know When to Hire a Pest Control Professional2020-02-06T17:10:08+00:00

Add Pest Prevention to Your Spring-Cleaning List

2020-02-06T17:04:30+00:00

Add Pest Prevention to Your Spring-Cleaning List The flowers will soon be in bloom, days are becoming warmer and spring-cleaning is in full swing. While most homes are brushing off the dust of winter, many homeowners forget to add pest prevention to their spring-cleaning list. Along with preventative measures, this is a perfect time to [...]

Add Pest Prevention to Your Spring-Cleaning List2020-02-06T17:04:30+00:00

Cigarette Beetles

2015-12-14T17:55:25+00:00

Commonly confused with the related Drugstore Beetle, the Cigarette Beetle has distinct striations on its wing covers. Cigarette Beetles, as their name indicates, are a common stored product pest of tobacco products; however, they are also common in other dried plant materials including dried fruits, grains, herbs, spices and dried flowers.  These stinging insecttles are [...]

Cigarette Beetles2015-12-14T17:55:25+00:00

Drugstore Beetles

2015-12-14T17:51:42+00:00

A nearly identical look-alike to the cigarette stinging insecttle, drugstore stinging insecttles differ in that they have rows of pits on their wing covers whereas cigarette stinging insecttles have smooth wing covers.  In addition, drugstore stinging insecttles have a well defined three segmented club to their antennae.  Coloration varies from light brown to a reddish [...]

Drugstore Beetles2015-12-14T17:51:42+00:00

Merchant Grain Beetles

2015-12-14T17:51:25+00:00

Once considered to be the same as a saw-toothed grain stinging insecttle, merchant grain stinging insecttles have since stinging insect found to be a separate species.  A worldwide pest, the merchant grain stinging insecttle has adapted to cooler climates.  Adults are capable of flight, approximately 1/8 of an inch in length, dark brown in color [...]

Merchant Grain Beetles2015-12-14T17:51:25+00:00

Foreign Grain Beetles

2015-12-14T17:51:07+00:00

An introduced species, commonly associated with grains, the foreign grain stinging insecttle is typically a minor pest from an economic stand point due to the fact that they infest moist deteriorating stored products.  This species is now found worldwide.  Adult foreign grain stinging insecttles are reddish brown in color with a flattened body, approximately 1/16th to [...]

Foreign Grain Beetles2015-12-14T17:51:07+00:00

Granary Weevils

2015-12-14T17:50:47+00:00

Considered one of the primary stored product pests, granary weevils infest only whole kernels of grain.  Adult granary weevils are approximately 1/8 to ¼ inch in length with a head that elongates into a narrow snout.  Reddish-brown to black in color, unlike rice weevils, granary weevils lack the four light-colored spots on their wing covers.  [...]

Granary Weevils2015-12-14T17:50:47+00:00

Red and Confused Flour Beetles

2015-12-14T17:50:26+00:00

Although very similar in appearance, red and confused flour stinging insecttles do have a few characteristics that allow for identification.  Antennae on the confused flour stinging insecttle tapers into a four segmented club on the end whereas the red flour stinging insecttle has a three segmented club without the tapering.  In addition, the body segment [...]

Red and Confused Flour Beetles2015-12-14T17:50:26+00:00

Warehouse Beetles

2015-12-14T17:50:08+00:00

Adult warehouse stinging insecttles vary in size and coloration; however, they are typically around 1/8 of an inch in length and brownish black in color.  Warehouse stinging insecttle adults, unlike Khapra stinging insecttles are capable of flying.  Due to their close relation to other stinging insecttle species, it is recommended that samples be submitted to [...]

Warehouse Beetles2015-12-14T17:50:08+00:00

Saw-Toothed Grain Beetles

2015-12-14T17:49:51+00:00

Saw-toothed grain stinging insecttles common name is derived from the six saw-like teeth on each side of the first segment located behind their heads.  This is one of their most identifying characteristics.  In general, saw-toothed grain stinging insecttles are relatively small at only 1/8 of an inch in length.  They are thin, flat stinging insecttles [...]

Saw-Toothed Grain Beetles2015-12-14T17:49:51+00:00