Cigarette beetles get their name from their preference for tobacco as their food source but can also attack spices, dog food, dried fruits and vegetables and many other food products. Can also attack natural fiber wall hangings and decorations.
- Lays about 30 to 40 eggs which take about 6 to 10 days to hatch
- Adults move around mostly in late afternoon and are attracted to light
- Adult life span is about 30 days
These insects can be eliminated by treating infested areas and removing infested food products. Cigarette Beetle pheromone traps can also be used to control these beetles, especially in commercial food establishments. This pest can be hard to identify because there are so many other small beetles that resemble the cigarette beetles. Let the professionals at Pest Control Technicians, Inc. inspect and treat for this common and bothersome pest.
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