Nuisance and household pests-Cigarette beetle and drugstore beetle

Includes

Cigarette beetle (Lasioderma serricorne)
Drugstore beetle (Stegobium panicum)

Pest description and damage Small (0.1 inch) beetle pests of stored products. May feed on any organic material, including grains, cereals, book binding and pages, and spices.

Management

Sanitation is critical: inspect all organic materials in the structure and dispose of infested materials. Insect growth regulators are effective for long-term management. Pyrethrum is not effective. Fumigants are sometimes used by licensed professionals in commercial warehouses.