Biscuit Beetle (Stegobiumpaniceum)
The Biscuit beetle is found worldwide but more commonly in temperate latitudes. It is common throughout the UK, especially in food storage and retailing premises, and frequently encountered as a domestic pantry pest. Feeds on cereal products, spices, and wide range of dried stored foodstuffs. Can also penetrate food packaging.
The source of infestation should be traced and eliminated. For larger or high value consignments, fumigation of the infested foodstuffs source should be considered. The application of a residual insecticide following a thorough cleaning of the infested area should form the basis of an integrated control programme.