Kitchen and Pantry Pests

Spider Beetle

Spider Beetle
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Spider beetles have round bodies with long, slender legs, and lack wings. They are generally 1–5 mm long. Both the larvae and the adults are scavengers. They reproduce at the rate of two to three generations per year.

They are general scavengers and can be found in pan­tries, museums, grain mills, warehouses, and attics that contain bird, rodent, or bat droppings.

Spider beetles prefer to forage at night or in dark locations and are consequently seldom seen. They also prefer damp locations and will readily feed on foodstuffs spoiled by moisture. They can be found within walls and attics, in the cracks of wooden floors in granaries, bakeries, and such, and in the nests of birds and rodents.