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Question DetailsAsked on 10/31/2012

how does one most effectively get rid of Grain beetles

I have an infestation of grain beetles. What's the best way to get rid of them?

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Grain beetles do not walk into your home they are brought inthrough infested products from the store. So, first you must find the source ofthe infestation and throw out the material. Check all dried stored goodsincluding spices, grains, and pet food. Once you have removed the source of theinfestation have your exterminator treat the affected area to ensure that ifthe beetles have dropped eggs the new hatchlings will be killed.

Doug Longfellow

NaturZone Pest Control


Answered 8 years ago by dlongfellow


Most people clean out the pantry, find and throw away a couple of items and problem solved. If you are having trouble finding the sources other than the pantry area, be sure to check the following odd areas:
1. pet food (both in storage and loose food pushed under appliances)
2. any bird seed
3. seasonal decorations/centerpieces/wall hangings (may be a source)
4. certain types of potpourri
5. stored childrens artwork (i.e. that macaroni art you had to keep and put in a shoe box in the top of a closet
6. food under couch cushions

Dont forget that the any item the has a starch or grain base to it could be a source whether opened or not. (Remember that hamster food in your child's closet from the pet that is long gone?)

There are also pheremone traps/lures which are a big help in tracing sources to a particular area and monitoring to verify everthing is gone.

They also 'can' fly and you will normally see a few on window sills.

Hope this helps...


Answered 8 years ago by Don's Pest Control

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