Do cigar beetles live in the wild?
Do cigar beetles live in the wild? Well, of course they do but what about in my neighborhood? I expect a slight chance of beetles to be present inside of our purchased cigars but is there any chance that the little devils would arrive at my doorstep under their own power? I was wondering this as I threw out another nub after my commute from work. I've been tossing a few in a culvert area. (on my property) But wondered, at some point, if the nubs accumulate, would this pile of nubs attract cigar beetles? I realize that wintertime temps would likely keep any existing beetles, eggs and larvae dormant or dead but what about when the weather warms up? Is there any chance that multiple nub disposal outdoors, in one spot, would attract free range cigar beetles? Maybe they don't prefer pre-smoked nubs. So, what if I have a fresh cigar sitting out on the patio for a while, waiting for me to light it up? Would there be even a small chance that that would attract any wild Tobacco beetles?