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What kind of insects are these and how to rid of them?

Question: What kind of insects are these and how to rid of them?

(Posted by: on 2012-01-25 00:15:49)

I have stored some flour in the top kitchen cupboard shelf and the next thing I discovered were some very small insects living off my flour. Many holes have been drilled in the flour paper bag. These insects are smaller than the size of a drawing pin head. They are brown in colour and have a small shell- like on the back. What are these insects?


Answers:

Posted by: Lar on 2012-01-25, 06:25:34

There are a number of weevils / beetles that would just be grouped as "pantry pests " , though they may be either the cigarette beetle or drugstore beetle., all would be treated the same way. Get rid of the contaminated food, any food that might be contaminated and then thoroughly clean the storage area, concentration on cracks such as where the shelving meets the walls.

  

Posted by: Megan on 2012-01-25, 00:18:46

I think it's a type of mealworm. Keep your flour, rice, and pastas in airtight canisters to keep then out.

  

Posted by: mozartbuffy69 on 2012-01-25, 00:18:55

They are very common worms that attack our flours,rice,anything with starch. You have to keep things airtight,like in containers to prevent them, They are a type of larva. It does not make you dirty or uncommon. It is that some places seem to have them more than others.

  

Posted by: Mike on 2012-01-25, 00:21:52

These are little breadbeatle's, They really like dry product's. Like flour, a dog cookie, doesn't matter what. There is a nest somewhere nearby. You will have to get rid of it, Clean everything, and check everything in your kitchen.

  

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