Weevils are very small beetle like insects, usually less than 6mm in length. There are more than 1000 species of weevil and are known for damaging crops like stored grain.
Most weevil are slender or oval-shaped, usually dark in color, brownish to black. The most defining feature of the weevil is the shape of their heads. Their heads are elongated and form a snout. The mouth is at the end of the snout.
Most weevils are found in fields, gardens or orchards. Weevils are most notorious for damaging stored grains like rice, seeds or cotton.
Typical weevils lay eggs on the ground near a host plant. When the eggs hatch, the larvae burrow into the ground and feed on the roots.
Homeowners might experience an invasion of weevil in the fall. They will hide during the winter and leave in the spring. Other types of weevil invade the home during hot summers. There are so many during an invasion that homeowners use a vacuum to suck up all the weevils from walls and furniture then empty the vacuum far away outside of the home. Sealing up your home of entry points will go pretty far in Weevil prevention.
Most homeowners will see weevils in stored products like pasta, rice and flour. Carefully inspect packaging for signs of holes or damage. Eliminate the product.
Call Hart’s exterminations to get an expert assessment and treatment plan for your infestation.