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Saw Tooth

Appearance

1/8″ brownish yellow in color. Two antennae, with six teeth located on each side of its body.

Habitat

Stored product beetles are found, in stored products! Cereal, pasta, dried fruit, sugar, candy and tobacco are some of the many products that this beetle will feed on. They are not attracted to light, and do not fly.

How do they affect me?

These pests will do a lot of damage to food. They are responsible for over damaging 10% of stored products in the United States a year.

What should I do?

There is not much you can do to prevent these pests. They can chew through boxes and enter the container from there. Keep all grains and loose food in plastic containers. If an infestation is found it most likely started at the manufacturing process. Saw tooth beetles are covered under our Home Pest Prevention program.