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Confused Flower Beetle Control

Confused Flower Beetle Pest Control in MA 781-893-2146

Waltham Pest Control provides pest controlt treatment for confused flower beetles in home and businesses throughout Greater Boston Massachusetts. If you have a beetle problem call Waltham Pest Control today and we will provide you with a free beetle control estimate.

About Confused Flower Beetles in Massachusetts

IThe confused flour beetle is a type of darkling beetle known as a flour beetle, is a common pest insect known for attacking and infesting stored flour and grain. They are one of the most common and most destructive insect pests for grain and other food products stored in silos, warehouses, grocery stores, and homes.

While confused (and red) flour beetles cannot feed on whole, undamaged grain, they are often found in large numbers in infested grains, feeding on broken grain, grain dust, and other household food items such as flour, rice, dried fruit, nuts, and beans. Both types of beetles are often found not only in infested grains, but in crevices in pantries and cabinet, as well. Damage to food is caused somewhat by the beetles' feeding, but also by their dead bodies, fecal pellets, and foul-smelling secretions. In addition to creating a foul odor, the beetles' presence encourages the growth of mold.

Identofying Confused Flower Beetle

The confused flour beetle is very similar in appearance and habit to the red flour beetle.  Both the confused flour beetle and red flour beetle are small, about 1/8 to 1/4 inch in length, and reddish-brown in color. The primary distinguishing physical difference is the shape of their antennae: the confused flour beetle's antennae increase gradually in size and have four clubs, while the red flour beetle's antennae have only three. Additionally, red flour beetles have been known to fly short distances, while confused flour beetles do not fly.

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