Cigarette Beetles

Cigarette Beetles: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • The Cigarette Beetle measures 3-4 millimeters in length
  • They are red-brown to yellow-brown in color
  • The adults are oval shaped and larvae are long and appear fuzzy
  • They are very attracted to light
  • The Cigarette Beetle is similar in appearance to the Drugstore Beetle but is more round than the slender Drugstore beetle

Active Season

  • Active year-round but become more populous in winter months

Interesting Facts

  • The Cigarette Beetle does not feed as an adult, but their larvae feed and cause damage
  • They are associated mostly with tobacco but feed on a variety of food sources (grains, herbs, vegetables etc.)

Cause for Concern

  • They will infest and destroy stored food products and sometimes fabrics and upholstery

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • The treatment can take up to 3 weeks to take care of infestation. If homeowner believes they have found the food source, save it for technician to confirm. We may recommend for customer to throw some foods away if needed.
  • Please be prepared to be out of your home for 1 hour from the time we begin our treatment

Our Guarantee

  • Town & Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

Contact Us Immediately

If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone through great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter. Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you “identify your pest.”

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