The larder beetle is a scavenger and is often found in birds’ nests and dead animals but even in kitchen cupboards, animal feed and ventilation. A female lays her eggs in dead animals and the larva are dark brown and measure 12‒16 mm.

How to avoid them:

  • Keep your kitchen free from fat.
  • Remove old wasp's nest and bird's nest.

Suitable treatments: cleaning and in special cases chemical treatment.