The group of insects known as Pantry Pests is mostly made up of different species of beetles and moths. Feeding on natural or organic materials in clothing or stored food, these pests can be very destructive to our daily lives.
As with many such insects, it is the larval stage that does most of the damage. Some beetles, such as Carpet Beetles, Drugstore Beetles, Merchant Grain Beetles, Granary Weevils, Flour Beetles, and Cigarette Beetles can attack pet foods, spices, grains, pastas, beans, cereals, even prescription drugs or toxic materials. The Mediterranean Flour Moth and Indian Meal Moth will attack mostly grain products as well, including flour, corn meal, nuts, seeds, and breakfast products.