Saw-toothed grain beetles are small, slender, and flat insects. They have six saw-like teeth around the front of their body.
Size: 1/8 of an inch long
Color: Dark brown
Activity/Behavior: These beetles feed on stored products, including flour, bread, breakfast cereals, macaroni, dried fruits, nuts, dried meats, sugar, dog food, and biscuits. They do not fly. They are attracted to light.
Where They Live: Saw-toothed grain beetles hide in cracks and crevices and often penetrate poorly sealed packaged foods. Rodenticide is one of their favorite foods, so any rodent traps laid out act as a home for these beetles.
Tips for Control: Emptying all cabinets, shelves, and closets where beetles are thought to exist is the first step. Since they feed on packaged food, make sure that each package is sealed tight. Next, vacuum all of the cleared areas to remove eggs which are stuck to the surfaces and too small to see.
How Suburban Exterminating Can Help: Control of the saw-toothed grain beetle takes persistence and experience. An infestation sometimes can be controlled using over-the-counter products, but beetles are very resilient. They are also hard to find and need to be treated directly. A trained pest control professional can help you to get rid of beetles the most efficient way.
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