Articles about Tobacco Pests

Information about Tobacco Pests

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Tobacco beetles are also known as cigarette beetles, cigar beetles, or, scientifically, as Lasioderma serricorne and belong to the order Coleoptera of the family Anobiidae. As indicated by their name, they are a pest of tobacco, whether it is in the shape of cigarettes or just stored leaves. However, it can also affect oilcake, oilseeds, cereals, dried fruit, sage or flour.

How to get rid of Tobacco Pests

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The most common pest that is a problem when it comes to tobacco, is the tobacco beetle – also known as the cigarette beetle or, scientifically, as Lasioderma serricorne. This is described by many to be the worst problem encountered in the tobacco industry, attacking tobacco plants, cigars, cigarettes, as well as chewing tobacco.

Prevent infestation with Tobacco Pests

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The tobacco beetle gets its name from the fact that it is a world wide pest that attacks tobacco products all over the world, whether they are tobacco plants, cigars, cigarettes, as it is knows for chewing tobacco, thus causing damage. They are small beetles that lays her eggs in or on the food material. Most tobacco beetles can thrive quite abundantly in temperatures or humidity levels that exceed 72% moisture or 20°C/70°F.

The tobacco beetles also known as the cigarette beetles, or, scientifically, as Lasioderma serricorne  belongs to the order Coleoptera. They are widespread around the world, living in warm, humid environments. The larva stage is considered to be the most devastating, as, after hatching, the larvae keeps on feeding  for 5-10 weeks. They are described by many to be the worst problem encountered in the tobacco industry, attacking tobacco plants, cigars, cigarettes, as well as chewing tobacco.