Warehouse Beetle

Category: Miscellaneous

Scientific Name: Trogoderma variable

Identification: 

Color: Brownish black with yellowish brown markings

Size: 1/8 of an inch

Region: Found in the United States and throughout the world

Important Considerations:

  • These beetles are commonly found infesting stored food items, giving them the name of Warehouse beetle.
  • If you ingest the larvae it can cause intestinal irritation, especially in infants.
  • These beetles have been found to infest over 90 kinds of plants and plant products.

Where to Find Them on Your Property?

They are found infesting food items such as cereal, nuts, seeds, legumes or even dog food. They prefer dark places.