Cigarette beetles have been known to eat a wide variety of foods,including the following:CerealChiaCoffee beansDried fruitsDog foodCat foodSmall animal foodAnimal-based products
People also ask
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!
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.
What do lady beetles eat?
One famous example is the Lady beetles which feed on caterpillars, scale insects, aphids, mites, and almost all kind of insect pests that farmers and gardeners hate. Both the larvae and adult form of the Lady beetles feed on these pests.
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.