Yes, cigarette beetles are a common pest in Rutherford County Tennessee. These small insects generally measure around an eighth of an inch long and can be identified by their reddish-brown, yellowish-brown, or brown bodies that are bent at a downward angle giving them a humpbacked appearance. They also have serrated antennae and hard wings that are covered in fine hairs. The larvae of the beetle are cream colored and covered in long hairs.
Cigarette beetles can become a major problem in homes and businesses due to their wide variety of food sources including dried tobacco. Because they reproduce quickly, it is important to take steps to prevent infestations and treat them if they occur.
Some methods for controlling cigarette beetle populations include regular vacuuming, keeping food tightly sealed, using insecticides or baits applied directly to cracks or crevices where beetles may hide. Using heat treatments to eliminate eggs and larvae from infested items. It is also advised to keep all potential food sources away from windows. Other ways that the pests may enter the home or business.
In Rutherford County Tennessee pest professionals have reported seeing multiple instances of cigarette beetle infestations over the years. With some cases being very troublesome for homeowners and business owners alike. This is why it is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of an infestation. As well as how to properly address it with prevention measures like those mentioned above. By taking proactive steps, one can hopefully avoid having an extensive problem with these unwanted invaders.
Prevent Problems with Cigarette Beetles by Using Pyramid Pest Control
Easiest way to prevent problems with them in Rutherford County is by partnering with Pyramid Pest Control. We will work with you and find the best program to solve this problem, in no time. Contact us at 615-663-3908 or Get a free quote.