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Grain Beetle

Grain Beetle

Quick Reference Facts

Common Name: Grain Beetle
Common Traits: Color: Brown, Shape: Narrow Oval, Region: Throughout the U.S.
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Prevention Methods

  • Discard infected packages
  • Clean spilled grain
  • Contact Markle for control measures

Habits

The merchant grain beetle’s body shape allows it to crawl into packaging to eat, live and have babies.

Habitat

Merchant grain beetles are found in pantries or in food processing areas or warehouses.

Threats

Merchant grain beetles can infest stored food products and can contaminate food.

Information provided by the National Pest Management AssociationĀ