A dull brown scavenging beetle that feeds on stored hides and dried meat and may be a serious pest of warehouses.
- Dermestes maculatus, family Dermestidae
- Mature larvae of the hide beetle, Dermestes maculatus, have the habit of boring into various hard surfaces to pupate, usually preferring softwoods.
- A new insecticide labelled for control of darkling beetles, hide beetles and flies, known as orthoboric acid, provides long residual control up to nine to twelve months or longer.
- Initially, use this product once every 2 weeks and then monthly to assure hide beetles won't return.
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