Drugstore Beetles

Drugstore Beetles: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • The Adult Drugstore Beetle is oval shaped and generally 4 millimeters in length, while the larva measure 2-4mm in length and are “C” shaped
  • They are light brown in color
  • They are found in cabinets, pantries and anywhere else food is stored
  • The Drugstore Beetle is similar in appearance to the Cigarette Beetle, but is more slender

Active Season

  • They are active indoors year-round, but tend to be noticed more in winter

Interesting Facts

  • Drugstore Beetles are the most common stored food pest in the world
  • They will feed off all types of plant material especially foods that are prepped for storage
  • They are often confused with Cigarette Beetles

Cause for Concern

  • They will infest and destroy stored food products and sometimes even 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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