Yes, sawtoothed grain beetles are a common pest in Rutherford County, Tennessee. These insects feed on stored grains and cereals, as well as other dry goods such as flour, cake mixes, pasta, pet food, bird seed and spices. They particularly like warm and humid places and can be found in pantries and cupboards in homes and businesses throughout the county.
These flat brown beetles have six distinctive saw-shaped projections on their thoraxes which give them their name. Their larvae look like small white worms that are slightly smaller than the adult beetle. Even though they have wings, but they do not fly.
Also, it is important to recognize the warning signs of an infestation so that it can be eliminated quickly. Furthermore, signs of a potential infestation include seeing adult beetles or larvae crawling around kitchen cupboards or pantries. Finding webs or small pellets of sawdust near food products. Discovering empty shells from grains that have been eaten away from the inside out. Noticing suspiciously large amounts of grain being used up quickly. Still the quicker you take action to eliminate a potential infestation, the easier it will be to protect your food sources from contamination.
Sawtoothed grain beetles can also spread disease. Causing bacteria if they contaminate food sources. So it is essential to take measures to get rid of them immediately if you suspect an infestation. You may need to discard all potentially affected products. Thoroughly clean any surfaces that may have been contaminated with these pests before replacing them with fresh stock items.
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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.