As their name suggests, grain beetles feed on dried goods such as cereal, pasta, cookies, sugar, flour, and rice. Their appetite for stored foods makes them a nuisance for grocery stores, restaurants, and food processing plants across the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. While they don't bite, sting, or transmit diseases, grain beetles can contaminate your food supply with their eggs, droppings, and molted skins.
Grain beetles can devastate businesses that offer food to the public. Kids can become ill after eating meals from infested school or daycare pantries. Health department and sanitation departments can also issue sanctions if an inspector notices signs of an infestation. Getting rid of grain beetles through fumigation or other pest control techniques keeps your customers safe and your reputation intact.