Beetles in Restaurant's Kitchen

Question: I have small, tube-like beetles in some of the dry goods I keep in my restaurant’s kitchen. What are they?

Answer: Although you should reach out to a pest management professional to identify the exact type of infestation, it sounds like you have flour beetles.

Adult flour beetles can crawl into packages that appear to be sealed. Infestations can quickly spread from one product on a shelf to several different products, and they can be transported from place to place easily.

First, notify your pest management provider. Then, start by throwing away every infested package and vacuuming the pantry and cabinet shelves. Always be sure to store new food products in sealed containers to prevent new infestations.

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