Sawtoothed Grain Beetles

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Sawtoothed Grain Beetle Facts

  • Sawtooth Grain Beetles are 1/10 to 1/8 inches in length.
  • Sawtooth Grain Beetles are brown to dark brown in color.

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What are Sawtoothed Grain Beetles?

The Saw toothed grain beetle easily penetrates packaged cereals, dried fruits, and candies. It also attacks flour, meal, sugar, drugs, dried meat, and tobacco. Discard any packages where penetration has occurred. Vacuum and/or sweep your pantry carefully. Pack your products in air tight sealed containers whenever possible. Carefully inspect your cereals. Try to vacuum between cabinets to remove flour dust and scraps.


  • Adults are small, brown and have saw-like projections on each side of the thorax;
  • Left undisturbed - large populations develop rapidly;
  • Lives and breeds as long as 3 years;
  • Feeds on cereals - dried fruits - flour - macaroni products;

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