Stored Product Pests are the pests you find lingering around in your cabinets or pantry. These pest love stored goods and can be found in dry goods such as flour, chocolates, dried cereals or pastas and spices. To help prevent these in your home, make sure to tightly seal all dry goods in your cabinets.
CONFUSED FLOUR BEETLE
The Confused Flour Beetle is reddish-brown in color and is found in homes and grocery stores worldwide. They feed on grains, peas, beans, nuts, dried fruit, spices, etc. They are winged and attracted to light, but apparently do not fly. While harmless to humans, they leave an undesirable taste and odor to flour they infest.
Foreign Grain Beetle
The foreign grain beetle has a reddish-brown, flattened body. They feed on plant and animal debris and are attracted to damp and moldy grains. Foreign grain beetles are also associated with mold found in bathrooms. The adults are very strong fliers and are attracted to lights at night, entering homes through screens.
INDIAN MEAL MOTH
The adult Indian Meal Moth has pale gray wings where the outer half is reddish-brown. The mature larvae are dirty white and worm-like. Adult Indian Meal moths do not cause any damage. Larvae feed on grain, dried fruits, seeds, nuts, crackers, chocolate, candies, dog food, bird seed, etc.
RED FLOUR BEETLE
This beetle is reddish-brown in color and is similar in appearance to the Confused Flour Beetle. The Red Flour Beetle has the ability to fly, but only for short distances. Feeding behavior is identical to that of the Confused Flour Beetle.