Confused Flour Beetles

Confused Flour Beetles: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • Confused Flour Beetles are elongated bugs, 3-4 millimeters in length
  • They are most often found in and around stored food areas
  • They are generally red-brown in color
  • They do have functional wings but will rarely fly
  • The Confused Flour Beetle antenna-end gradually widens vs. the Red Flour Beetles which ends in a 3-segmented club
  • Unlike the Red Flour Beetle their thorax is straight

Active Season

  • Confused Flour Beetles are found indoors making them active year-round

Interesting Facts

  • The Confused Flour Beetle received this name due to the striking similarity it has to the Red Flour Beetle

Cause for Concern

  • Confused Flour Beetles feed on and destroy stored food (grains, flours, etc.)

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • Customers can attempt to identify the source by looking for webbing, larvae, chewed packaging, or beetles in dry foods or suspected source. 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

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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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