Cigarette beetles have been known to eat a wide variety of foods,including the following:CerealChiaCoffee beansDried fruitsDog foodCat foodSmall animal foodAnimal-based products
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How to get rid of cigarette beetles?
Use Pheromone Traps: These traps have a sex pheromone in order to catch and trap male cigarette beetles. They will also attract male moths. Place only a couple of traps in the kitchen or pantry.
Do cigarette beetles eat chili powder?
The fact that cigarette beetles eat chili powder goes to show that they are a voracious pest that can live and thrive on almost any food item. They are some of the worst pantry pests!
What do beetles eat?
Beetles generally eat human and rodent feces, dry cat food, Roaches, dead mice, crickets, earthworms, and mealworms. These are sources of protein, fiber, essential amino acids, and vitamins for Beetles.
What is the life cycle of a cigarette beetle?
The female beetle will lay up to 100 eggs during a 2-4-week life span. Larvae will tunnel through the food product for about 4-5 weeks. The average life cycle will take 6-8 weeks depending on humidity and temperature. Cigarette beetles are excellent flyers and are most active in the late afternoons.