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Larder beetle

Larder beetle

Jeff Hahn


Size: 1/4 - 1/3 inch long

Where/When: Found indoors during spring and summer in most rooms of homes.

Significance: Feeds on meats, cheese, dead animals and dead insects. Finding a couple of adults during spring does not automatically mean there is a problem. However, when more adults, as well as larvae, are found, this indicates an infestation is present. Problems are often associated with dead insects in wall voids.

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