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Beetles & Weevils

Beetles & Weevils

There are many pests of foodstuff found in the Cayman Islands. These pests infest tobacco, seeds, cereal, nuts, grain, herbs etc. Whether it’s a warehouse, restaurant or your home wherever food is stored then these pests can be a problem and cause $1000’s worth of damage.

Identifying and removing the source of infestation is essential together with best food storage practices.

Common pests found in Cayman are

  • Rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae)
  • Granary weevil (Sitophilus granaries)
  • Indian meal moth (Plodia interpunctella)
  • Cigarette beetle (Lasioderma serricorne)
  • Drugstore beetle (Stegobium paniceum)
  • Red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum)
  • Sawtoothed grain beetle (Oryzaephilus surinamensis)
  • Lesser grain borer (Rhyzopertha dominica)
  • Flour mite (Acarus spp.)