The drugstore beetle got its common name because of its being a serious pest of stored herbs used as medicine in early drug stores. It attacks a host of items that include any household food and spice as well as such things as drugs, hair, horn, leather, and museum specimens. Most commonly attacked are bread, flour, meal, breakfast foods, and condiments such as red pepper. It is also a pest of books and manuscripts. Adults can fly and they are attracted to light
Prevention: Good sanitation is the key along with the immediate transfer and storage of products packaged in paper, cardboard, or plastic bags into tight sealing jars or Tupperware-type containers. Call us for a free inspection.