Saw tooth Grain Beetle

saw-toothed-grain-beetle-watermarked-copy-accurat-photo117Average Adult Size:

  • 2.4mm – 3mm.

Associated Risks:

  • Commonly occurring pest within stored food products,
  • Potential to lead to large infestations & food contamination.

Life Cycle:

  • Egg, Larva, Pupa, Adult,
  • Females lays egg on contaminated food sources,
  • Has ability to infest large amounts of food source.
  • Adults live on average 6– 10 months.

Life Style:

  • Found worldwide,
  • Primary food source is cereal / grain based foods,
  • Can also be found in domestic premises in some food products .

Control Method(s):

  • Chemical intervention,
  • Changes to habitat and the removal of contaminated items.