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Little flying beetles- are they woodworm

Postby Mollie » Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:35 pm

I have little beetles 2 - 5 mm dark brown to black in colour, which fly around the house. They bore holes in the hard dog biscuits and get into my cupboards. Are they woodworm? How do I get rid of them. I'm going away for a few days and wondered if flea bombs would kill them while I'm away. Any advise :?
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Postby stoneyboy » Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:58 pm

Whatever they are you need to find where they are coming from. Have a look around all exposed timber and see if there a flight holes in any of it. Don't forget to move out any old wood cupboards and see if the backs are infested.
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Postby EHO65 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:15 pm

These insects are almost certainly BISCUIT BEETLES, stegobium paniceum. they are part of the woodworm family. They are often found in out of date dried foods such as dog biscuits & human biscuits. They will bore all the way through a packet & just leave a small hole where they leave. The best control is to check all dried food stocks, especially the dog biscuits. Throw out anything which is infested. Clean all cupboards & shelves, as a method of searching for other insects, or proving that they are all gone. If you find a source, such as the dog biscuits, check the date. If in date, return to supplier.
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