Pest Guides

Dermestes Beetle

Dermeste

Appearance

Dermestes Beetle  | Rentokil Pest Control Zambia
  • Adult – 6–10mm in length. Black with a whitish band across the fore–part of the elytra.
  • Larva – comet shape. Quick moving. Brown in colour and hairy. Migrate to pupate in solid material.

Lifecycle

  •  2–3 months at 18–25°C.

Habits

  •  Feeds on various animal products including cheese.