Avoid using insecticides in pantries, kitchens, dining rooms or food stores. Insecticide contamination of food may have toxic effects and is a potential health hazard.
Several beetles are common pests and often occur in our cupboards and pantries so beetle control starts with ourselves. There are several species of beetle and weevil that can cause damage they include all the
Weevils are instantly recognisable by their elongated snouts and the grain weevil is widely accepted as the most common pest of stored grain. The female weevil bores a small hole into a grain kernel and deposits a single egg into the hole. She seals this hole with a gelatinous material and then repeats the process on kernel after kernel until she deposits 300-400 eggs.
Stored Food Product Beetles are found throughout Britain and are common in shops and domestic larders.
They are pests associated with flour, bread, cereals, spices, nuts and even drugs.
The larvae may be able to penetrate tin foil but not glass and tin, so protect vulnerable products where possible within such containers.