After looking at entemology sites, I believe I have an infestation of cigarette beetles, so far only in my bathroom and adjoining closet. I watched your video on pheremones and apparently they get in the traps and then I dispose of them by flushing them down the toilet? How many traps do I need for a 2,059 SF home? So far I have only seem them in my bedroom closet and bathroom. How can I ever really get rid of something like this?
Like most pest problems, the right combination of products applied in the right areas will control this infestation. When doing any kind of pest control, it’s best to know your enemy. In this case it’s the cigarette beetle so I suggest you start by reviewing our CIGARETTE BEETLE CONTROL ARTICLE. This insightful article will detail what you can expect from this pest and how to treat local infestations.
In the article you’ll learn a good product to apply is the PERMETHRIN. It’s an odorless concentrate that works on most common pests found around the home. Excellent for use inside, it can be applied directly to carpets and furniture which are key locations for this pest to live.
I also suggest you set out some CIGARETTE BEETLE TRAPS. Based on the size of the home, I’d say you need at least 4 set out initially. Remember, the traps should be used to monitor remote areas of the home, away from the problem, to make sure you don’t have them elsewhere. After 2-3 weeks, they can moved around so the same trap can be used to cover a lot of area if nothing is found. But that doesn’t mean you should use just one as this would be too time consuming and not practical. It also means you shouldn’t place out 10 which would be overkill. But 3-4 is a good starting point and if you have them in other areas besides the bathroom and closet, I think you’ll quickly find out.
Lastly, a good treatment with the D-FORCE AEROSOL will also prove helpful since this beetle likes to live in these small areas close to the nest’s central location. I suspect this will be in the hall or closet area’s of the bathroom or adjoining closet. Get this area well covered and you should have the protective treatment in place to break their cycle and knock them out.
Here are direct links to the information and products mentioned above:
Cigarette Beetle Article: http://www.bugspray.com/article/cigarettebeetle.html
Cigarette Beetle Traps: http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page923.html