Biscuit Beetle Treatment

Biscuit Beetle Treatment and Prevention Specialists for Kent and the South East

Biscuit beetles are closely related to the Common Furniture Beetle or wood-worm.

They are small reddish-brown insects, only about 3mm long, which attack stored foods.

Flour, biscuits, cake mixes, cereals, spices, meat and soup powders will attract them, and they have even been found thriving on such poisonous substances as strychnine, belladonna and aconite - hence the beetle’s American name: Drugstore Beetle.

They have been known to penetrate tin foil and lead, and have even bored through a shelf-full of books.

The white larvae are very small and quite active when they hatch. They feed and grow for about four months before knitting themselves cocoons of food particles in which to pupate.



Remove any infested food and thoroughly clean out any food residues from areas where the beetles or their grubs are found; then apply insecticide on surfaces and into any crevices where they may lurk. Select a product labelled for stored product beetle control. Preferably use a trained pest control professional, with experience of stored product pests.


We offer an easy biscuit beetle treatment service, which includes the following process:
1. Contact

Call or email us to discuss your pest problem and we will give you advice or arrange for our local technician to make a visit.

2. Survey

If necessary, we will arrange a survey at a time convenient for you, and provide a quote and pest recommendations.

3. Treatment

The BPCA certified technicians at Monitor Pest Control will visit your premises to treat the pest problem. We’ll make as many visits as required to ensure your problem is resolved.