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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


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


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


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

Information provided by the National Pest Management AssociationĀ