I’ve got small black beetles in my kitchen cabinets. They seem to be coming from some cereal. How do I treat them without poisoning my food?
Cabinet beetles will infest most any stored food item like cereal, rice, flour and other boxed products we get from the store. Unfortunately we can easily bring a box home that has a problem which we cannot see. Once the box is in our home, it’s highly likely the beetles will forage out and into other food close by which in turn causes the infestation to prosper.
For now, you’ll need to remove all the items from the cabinet. Next, throw away anything you suspect might have beetles. Next, vacuum out the cabinet thoroughly and treat with DFORCE aerosol as explained in our CABINET beetle article. Lastly, set out some TRAPS and you should be good to go as long as you were able to identify the infested product and removed it.
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Cabinet Beetles: http://www.bugspray.com/article/khapra.html