Pest Identification: Drugstore Beetles in Tennessee

Despite their name, drugstore beetles don’t solely feed on pharmacological products. These small brown pests, also known as biscuit or bread beetles, target flour, cereal, and a variety of other dry goods found in Tennessee homes. While they may not carry diseases like cockroaches do, their larvae can still contaminate food storage with waste.

If you need effective pest control solutions for your home or business’s drugstore beetle infestation, look no further than U.S. Pest Protection. Contact our experts to discover how we can eliminate and prevent these unsightly pests.

How You Can Identify Drugstore Beetles

Drugstore beetles are particularly small pests, barely measuring 2-3.5 mm in length. Brown, oval-shaped, and covered in fine hair, drugstore beetles are strong flyers and are attracted to light. Adults’ heads curve downward, making them look hunchbacked.

Unfortunately, drugstore beetles’ similar appearance to another pantry pest, the cigarette beetle, often leads homeowners to misidentify the species invading your space. For an accurate identification of the beetle feeding on your food storage, you can depend on the trained eyes of U.S. Pest’s professionals.

How to Keep Drugstore Beetles Out of Your Tennessee Home

Their tiny size and ability to fly makes it almost impossible to keep drugstore beetles out of your dry goods or pharmaceutical storage. In addition to using airtight containers, however, you can keep away these tiny brown pests by consistently cleaning crumbs and other traces of food out of your pantry.

Found some stored food with drugstore beetles in it? Be sure to throw away the contaminated food in a trash receptacle outside of your home to prevent them from infesting your pantry further.

Trust U.S. Pest Protection for Effective Drugstore Beetle Control

For guaranteed pest-proofing in your Tennessee home or business, you can count on U.S. Pest Protection. From identifying potential entry points for drugstore beetles to eliminating the infestation and preventing more in the future, we’re dedicated to providing you with peace thanks to our effective pest solutions. Whether drugstore beetles are an occasional or constant nuisance in your space, our monthly, bimonthly, or quarterly services will fit your pest control needs.

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From safeguarding your pharmacy’s stored products to keeping your flour free of unwanted guests, you’ll find the pest solution that fits your needs with U.S. Pest Protection. Stop drugstore beetles before they can invade and schedule your free drugstore beetle inspection today!

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