Biscuit beetles are small reddish-brown insects, only about 3mm long, which attack stored foods in cupboards and larders. 

Signs that you have an infestation

  • Contaminated food:  These beetles feed on flour, biscuits, cake mixes, cereals, spices, and meat.
  • The presence of the beetles or the larvae or cocoons.

  • Packaging being eaten: These beetles can bore through foil or cellophane.

Problems caused by biscuit beetles

  • Biscuit Beetles are not particularly dangerous to humans, but they will contaminate food sources with themselves, their larvae, and their urine and faeces.


Biscuit beetles can be difficult to get rid of without professional help. 

Depending on the severity of the infestation, more than one treatment may be required. 


If you book a treatment, there are things that you need to do before and after the visit. It is very important that you follow these instructions to ensure that the treatment is successful.

Biscuit beetle treatment instructions

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