The common pests infest food products like flour, cereal or pet food. These reddish-brown beetles have non-usable wings and are about 3 to 4 mm long. It is easy for these beetles to crawl inside sealed packages unnoticed, so if you notice small beetles crawling near products, there may be an infestation. With a short gestation period, 4 to 5 generations of beetles can be produced every year.
If your home requires treatment for confused and flour beetles, prepare as follows:
(From our Preparation Guidelines for Larder Beetles.)