Mealworm Beetle

Average Adult Size:

  • 15 mm.

Associated Risks:

  • Commonly occurring pest within stored food larders, Old bird nests,
  • Potential to lead to food contamination if a food store is affected.

Life Cycle:

  • Egg, Larva, Pupa, Adult,
  • Has ability to migrate into structure from bird nests,

Life Style:

  • Found worldwide,
  • Commonly larva are used as food for pets
  • Primary food source is cereal / grain based foods,
  • Can be found in birds’ nests & surrounding debris.

Control Method(s):

  • Chemical intervention,
  • Changes to habitat and sources in infested food removed.