It's not the first time, nor will it be the last, that the dreaded crawly things appeared in my food. At first I thought it was a chance occurrence; then they appeared again. I had a problem. I had kitchen pests, specifically grain weevils. Adults cringe when they find insects in their food; kids say "gross", "cool" or "may I eat one? Eating insects is trendy and common in some parts of the world. They provide protein and crunch. However, like most people, I do not want them in my food or pantry! Pantry pests are not uncommon and they are not a reflection of anyone's housekeeping skills. Some of the adults fly and some of the larvae spin cocoons to pupate.
Choosing food storage containers:
Print Friendly PDF. Pesky insects-so small you hardly notice them-may be doing damage to garments and other textile items around your home. Generally, you aren't aware of them until its too late. And the babies are the culprits-eating their way through your sweaters, jackets, and pants, or wool rugs and needlework as they mature.
Give us a call: Carpet Beetle Larva. Due to their diet of fabric and animal products, carpet beetle larvae can thrive in homes if left alone. Adults fly inside through open doors and windows to lay eggs on furniture, clothing, or rugs and often are introduced when infested items are brought inside a home. If homeowners don't keep items clean and well maintained, a new carpet beetle brood may hatch and start the cycle again. Most carpet beetle damage results from larvae eating holes into natural fiber items like wool, silk, feathers, dead insects, and leather.
False powderpost beetles feed only in wood with a high moisture content such as that stored in damp basements or on dirt floors in barns or on the ground outside. When your post turns to powder it is not a good thing. And more posts turn to powder than you might think, and more lumber and wood products turn to powder than you might realize, thanks to a small group of small insects called the powderpost beetles.