Cigarette Beetles

The cigarette beetle get its name from its tendency to attack stored tobacco. These bugs are strong flyers and will play dead if they feel threatened. Cigarette beetles don’t like it when it’s too bright out, so they will normally wait until the afternoon or a cloudy day to come out of hiding. If you spot holes in packaging, this may be a sign of an infestation.

 

WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE?

  • Small insects – 2-3mm in size.
  • Light brown.

WHERE DO THEY LIVE?

  • Attracted to stored products, like tobacco and grain.
  • Also can be found nibbling on most animal products.

HOW DO I DEAL WITH THEM?

If you spot cigarette beetles creeping around your home, you will need to take measures to remove them. The best way to do this is cleaning around your home and applying pesticide around the entrances. If you need help getting rid of cigarette beetles in your home, contact U.S. Pest today!

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