carpet beetles
flour beetles

Months of Activity: January - December

Stored product pests, such as beetles, cause tremendous damage and economic losses to stored grains and seeds, packaged food products, and animal and plant-derived items and products.

Primarily a nuisance pest, beetles will not bite or sting humans or pets, and they do not spread disease. However, they do cause direct damage by feeding, and elicit disgust, annoyance, and anger in many of those who find them infesting their products or damaging their things.


Estimates put the total number of beetle species present in the UK in excess of 4,000. However, not all of these cause pest problems. Listed below are the most commonly encountered species of beetle that affect our homes, offices and factories:

  • Biscuit Beetles
  • Carpet Beetles
  • Cigarette Beetles
  • Flour Beetles
  • Fur Beetles
  • Furniture Beetles
  • Grain Beetles
  • Larder Beetles
  • Leather Beetles
  • Spider Beetles
Beetles page content courtesy of Pest Control UK

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