Cigarette Beetle

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Cigarette Beetle Facts

  • Cigarette Beetles are 1/10 of an inch in length.
  • Cigarette Beetles are brown in color.

Beetle Photos

What are Cigarette Beetles?

The cigarette beetle is a major pest of 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.


  • Damages stored tobacco;
  • May also damage books, flax tow, cottonseed meal, rice ginger, pepper;
  • Flies readily;
  • Hides in dark places;

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