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Weevils: What You Need to Know

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What Is A Weevil?

Weevils are small beetles, usually less than 1/4 of an inch in length who eat only plants. They are often considered pests due to the fact that they can damage entire crops. Several species of weaves like the wheat weevil, maize weevil and boil weevil will damage stored grains like wheat, corn or cotton. You might find them in your home in a similar place: in your pantry in your flour, rice or cornmeal. 

Will Weevils Damage My Home?

Weevils do not harm people or pets and do not infest food products. They do not damage buildings or property but they can be annoying and troublesome.

Weevils are attracted to dry food and have the ability to access any food source you may have stored in your pantry by chewing through the outer packaging. You might spot them in your packaged nuts, seeds, cereals and in any grain product. 

Are Weevils Dangerous?

Weevils pose no danger to people or their pets. If weevils have gotten into your pantry and have infested your grains, you might find that the grains have become sticky or moist and even possibly have begun to sprout. They can cause food spoilage but are not harmful or toxic if ingested and are not considered disease vectors. 

How Can I Protect My Home From Weevils?

The best way to protect your home from a weevil infestation and to prevent them from coming into your home in the first place. Check for cracks or any small openings around doors, windows and on screens. Seal any cracks and crevices to block weevils from entering your home. If you have a large infestation of weevils in your home you may want to apply a pesticide, however, commercial pesticide available to the public are largely not effective in treating weevil infestations. To properly take care of weevils in your home contact a pest control specialist.  

What Can I Do About Weevils In My Home?

If you are dealing with weevils in your home, don’t hesitate to call a pest control specialist right away. Trained professionals will come to your home, identify the kind of weevil you might be dealing with and take the appropriate measures to combat and eradicate your infestation.

 

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