Weevils are small beetles that have a long snout, kind of like a teeny-tiny elephant’s trunk. These little insects are typically brown to black in color and come in around 1/16” to 1/8” in length. The pesky weevil will just about eat anything in your home or office. They enter homes through cracks in the foundation as well as open windows and doors and enjoy foods like dried beans, nuts, cereal, corn, pasta, rice, and bread.
Types of Weevils
Most weevils can are found in fields and gardens. Some will attack where there are stored grains and seeds. These weevils can wreak havoc and cause a lot of damage. However, some weevils will invade homes and raid your pantry like a group of hungry teenagers on spring break.
The Bean Weevil is not a weevil either; they belong to the seed beetle family. The adults deposit their eggs on seeds, and eventually, the larvae chew their way out of the seeds.
Black Vine Weevil
This weevil is a threat to nurseries and established landscape plantings. They are highly destructive to plants at the larval stage during feeding in the early spring, and again in the mid-summer through fall months.
The Boll Weevil is a type of beetle that causes significant damage to cotton crops. The boll weevil comes in around 6mm in length, and it dines on the flowers of cotton plants.
The Cowpea Weevil likes to infest cowpeas and stored soybeans. They lay eggs on the stored beans that they eat, and the larvae feed on the beans as they develop.
If flour is present, these little pests will find it. Two interesting facts are the Flour Weevil can not feed on whole grains, and these beetles are not weevils.
The Rice Weevil is harmless, but it can wreak havoc on humans due to their ability to compromise food supplies. They might not be able to sting or bite, but they do have the ability to cause massive and expensive destruction to valuable food sources.
The Rose Weevil is a serious threat to horticulturists. They love wild and domestic roses, blackberries, and raspberries. Their tiny snouts can drill right through flower buds too.
The Wheat Weevil is usually called the granary weevil. They are known for their destructive potential in agriculture. This is one of the most formidable pests for farmers.
White Pine Weevil
The White Pine Weevil will infest up to 20 different tree species, including pine and spruce trees.
Please don’t let these pests hurt your business, or infest the kitchen cabinets of your home. We have the professional team who can take care of business and make sure your property is weevil free!