Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.
The adult flour beetles are reddish-brown in color, flattened, and about 3/16 (3.5mm) long. The eyes of the confused flour beetle wrap around the sides of thew head from the top to the bottom.
Flour beetles are a common pest of flour. They are unable to feed on whole undamaged grain. They are a common pest in flour mills but are also brought into homes on cereal, flour, and dried pet food. From there they can infest the pantry.
Female confused flour beetles lay their eggs in what ever food material they happen to be in. The eggs are white or colorless and are covered with a sticky substances which flour adheres to, making the eggs very difficult to find.
Flour, processed grains, grains attacked by other insects, and pet food
No, confused flour beetles are not attracted to light.
Confused flour beetles make trails in dust which wander in different directions, giving the appearance that they are confused. This however is not how they received their name confused flour beetle. They received the name confused because the confused flour beetle is very similar to the red flour beetle and scientists confused the two species. In the northern United States we are more likely to encounter the confused flour beetle.
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Pests can be difficult to control, but that’s what we are here for. We create a strategic plan to gain control of your problem and make sure we get results.
We take a scientific approach to pest control. We start with an inspection and assessment to help us identify the pest, locate where they are, and create a specific plan for your property. Every home and business is different and requires a unique strategy.
Proper pest management starts with a detailed inspection and assessment from an expert pest professional before treatment. Thorn Pest Solutions uses a three-step process rooted in science to eliminate pests with long-term results.
First, we identify the root problem(s) with a site assessment. Pests are almost always an indicator of an environmental condition. This will determine the best actions to provide short and your long-term results against pests.
Next, we develop a plan to fix the problems we discovered. This includes solving current pest issues, eliminating conducive conditions, and monitoring for future pest activity. Good pest management starts with a good plan.
Lastly, we implement the solutions we developed including inspection, monitoring, and preventing future pest infestations. Good pest control requires a good offense and not just defense. Prevention is key.