Plaster Beetle

Average Adult Size:

  • 2mm.

Associated Risks:

  • Can occur in properties of any age were damp in plaster can occur.
  • Also sometimes found under logs and damp straw were fungus or mould may accumulate.

Life Cycle:

  • Egg, Larva, Pupa, Adult,
  • Feeding on moulds and mildew the beetle can bore out to the surface of plaster work.

Life Style:

  • Found worldwide,
  • Commonly found in humid climates (e.g. House with excessive microscopic damp or mildew.
  • Can also be found in damp bird nests & surrounding debris.

Control Method(s):

  • Chemical intervention humidity reduction.
  • Changes to habitat and a process to thoroughly dry out the areas with damp.