Name: Lasioderma serricorne, commonly called Cigarette Beetles because of their propensity to infest stored tobacco
Size: 1/16 to 1/8 inch long
The cigarette beetle is a major pest and can infest many stored products including food and non-food items such as dried floral arrangements and potpourri. Attempt to locate the infestation and carry away infested items wrapped in heavy plastic. Check food items carefully and place them in the freezer if infested. Cigarette beetles are known to
Cause damage to stored tobacco;
May also damage books, flax tow, cottonseed meal, rice ginger, pepper;
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