Pantry beetles refer to a large group of beetles that infest stored products in both residential and commercial settings. These infestations result from either infested grains or infested processed products that are introduced into the home, storage facility or processing plant. Infestations of pantry beetles can occur at any point throughout the year.
Stored product beetles come in a wide variety, with a vast range of feeding habits and behaviours between species.
Controlling populations of pantry beetles and other stored product pests is of high importance, as these insects destroy and contaminate the products they feed on.