So called because they are commonly attracted by flour, biscuits, cake mix, spices, cereal or soup powders, the Biscuit Beetle can often be found attacking stored foods in kitchen cupboards or larders. They are extremely persistent and have been known to penetrate tin foil, lead or even bore through a whole book.
For biscuit beetle pest control can be achieved by keeping foods in air-tight plastic, glass or metal containers. Once the biscuit beetle has got into foods, throw out any infested items and thoroughly clean residues from areas where the beetles or their grubs have been found. Treatment can then be carried out using insect powders, a household insecticide or a suitable aerosol, treating any surfaces or crevices where they may still be lurking.