Beetles are about 3 mm long and are brownish in color. They have six teeth-like appendages on each side of the chest. Some species of beetles are almost identical and can only be identified by their antennae.
Depending on the incubation temperature, a female beetle can lay up to 500 eggs a few days after mating. The larvae hatch after one week and can take from 1 to 10 months to develop into adult form, depending on environmental factors. The adult beetle can live up to 3 1/2 years.
Beetles live in dry foods such as vegetables and dried fruits, spices, flour, wheat, peas, seeds, grains and others. In the home, the pantry and the kitchen cabinets are the most common places where beetles can be found.
Beetles are avid food raiders. They are very common and destructive pests found in food warehouses, grocery stores and houses, in short, any place where dry food is stored. Dispose of all infested food.
The adult beetle leaves a foul discharge on certain foods such as grain and flour consequently making them inedible. Beetles also tear and puncture any type of wrapper or cardboard. The beetle’s larvae may leave their skins behind in foods they’ve soiled.
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