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Sonia from Rochester, Ny writes,

I live in western NY and have a problem with larder beetles. What product would I use against these pests?

They are mostly in my kitchen in one location, but we've been finding them in the basement now.


Larder beetles attack all products of animal origin, including feathers, horn, skins, ham, bacon, dried beef, hides, hair, beeswax, and similar products. You must completely clean out the infested cabinets, discard any infested food products and thoroughly vacuum all of the cracks and crevices where larvae may hide. Next you can apply a product called D-Force HPX. According to the D-Force HPX product label: Remove all food-stuffs, utensils and shelf paper from area to be treated. Discard used shelf paper and any infested foodstuffs. Apply spray to shelves and in cracks and crevices behind and under cupboards and cabinets. Allow spray to dry prior to replacement of shelf paper, food and utensils.

Answer last updated on: 09/04/2011

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