Insects Limited- All Beetle Hide Beetle Kit
This beetle trap by Insects Limited has a natural kairomone and pheromone blend lure to attract Hide Beetles (species Dermestes maculatus). The pheromone has eight different components to lure and catch hide beetles. This kit has 10 traps (clear tops, blue base and removable/replaceable tray), 10 sticky boards and 10 Hide Beetle Pheromone Lures.
- Safe around pets and children
- Lasts 6 weeks
- # IL-2000-10
- Place traps near the infestations
Hide Beetle lure Natural kairomone and pheromone blend lure for Dermestes maculatus
Hide Beetles are from the family Dermestidae. The Dermestes can be commonly found in animal carcasses. The larvae of Dermestes often bore into wood or other materials near their infestation sites to pupate. The larvae will travel far from food source to pupate. They do not consume the material into which they burrow. These larvae may cause minor and major structural damage.
Hide Beetles as a scavenger feed on dead animals and protein-based items such as pet food, leather goods, feathers, bacon, and cheese. Their infestations can be sourced to rodent or bird carcasses, accumulation of dead insects or old bee nests.
Photos: Texas A&M Extension
- Presence of Hide Beetles or Lard Beetles may be due to a dead carcass
- All infested food should be removed. If possible, remove the dead carcass.