They sent me a barrel of Honey Bourbon just for being a fan. Spend $75 on Cigar Accessories and Your Order Ships FREE!This offer applies to Continental US ground shipments only. The eggs hatch within six to 10 days and the larvae begin crawling throughout the food source while feeding. If you're using a homemade system, or have a cheap, ineffective product, invest in a high-quality device. "The larvae are what eat the tobacco," says Ridge-O'Connor. It's followed by a one- to two-week pupal stage, during which a protective cocoon grows around the insect. The cigarette beetle will feed on dried tobacco products (e.g. Lastly, make sure your humidor is not subject to direct sunlight or elevated temperatures. Menendez reports that for every beetle he finds in a trap, he figures that there are 100 eggs somewhere in his factory.
(the IPCPR) The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association represents Cigar and Pipe retailers who maintain a physical location. According to Alain Van Ryckeghem, technical director of Insects Limited, an insect control company, beetle traps can be placed on the floor or hung above it. Or dust."
The cold temperature will kill off the beetles and their larvae. The Short & Destructive Life Cycle of a Tobacco Beetle. Even though manufacturers and retailers take precautions against beetles, it's not impossible for a few to sneak through into your cigars, or for you to pick up a few beetles that fly over from the kitchen cupboard or pet food container. "You have to look at the type of insect first," he says. How to Identify a Tobacco Beetle Problem The primary indicator of tobacco beetle infestation are tiny round holes in the cigar wrapper.