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Help Please ! Drug Beetles In Kitchen Pantry

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  1. shravs3

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    All of a sudden I started noticing drugstore beetles in my kitchen pantry.
    I initially thought they are tiny roaches.
    After some research got to know that they are known as Drugstore Beetles.
    They were crawling inside flour, cereals , grains etc.
    For few months we stopped using all these due to change in our diet. Started noticing only recently after switching back to normal diet.

    Has anyone faced this issue??
    What did you do to overcome this ?
    Please help!
     
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  2. MalStrom

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    I would set up pheromone traps all over your food storage areas and discard any old foods. I keep flour in the freezer. You can find the traps online.
     
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    Thanks will check them..
    which brand you use? Are they efficient ?
     
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    can u try camphor water around the areas where u see pests. Not inside the food, but around the areas u can spray camphor water. Pests disappear.
     
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    Thanks for the tip.. But does the camphor smell affects the food smell?
     
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    No shrav. It won't affect. One day a week would be suffice I believe .
     
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    Thanks will try them :blush:
     
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    I found these kind of insects ( dont know if its the same) in grocery items I bought from Indian/other store. Now I check well before buying anything. I keep even rice/flour in freezer for some time. When I find something I keep that bag in freezer, kill them, only then dump it to trash. It helped and my home became insect free. Always keep food items in tight containers.
     
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