Pest Guides

Cigarette Beetle

Lasioderma serricorne


Cigarette Beetle | Rentokil Pest Control Australia
  • Adult — 1/16" - 1/8" in length. Humped thorax. Elytra (wings cases) are smooth.
  • Larva - very similar to the Biscuit beetle.


  • Life cycle — 25 days at 30–35°C. Unlikely to develop below 17°C. Adults live for 2 to 6 weeks.


  • Will often fly.
  • Will infest a wide product range including tobacco, cereals, pulses, dried fruit and spices.