View Full Version : Kitchen mites in kitchen cupboards and work tops

Dec 31, 2012, 03:41 AM
Been about a month saw e stuff thinking its dirt or dust I just washed the tins before using, yesterday as I looked carefully I saw them moving, how can I get rid of them as threw everything out and sprayed dettol but not working as I looked few hours later and they are back, please help. Azra

Dec 31, 2012, 05:20 AM
Google drugstore beetle and cigarette beetle, 2 tiny beetles which look a lot alike.
If they are wiggly larvae which as an adult is a tiny moth, they are Indian meal moth, called pantry moth.
Treating isn't easy. It means throwing out a lot of food and paper, cleaning every single cupboard inside and out, floors, walls, every corner, removing and washing all your dishes, using a bug spray, waiting, and cleaning again to get the bug spray off. It is possible but some people never have any success.