What does weevil larvae look like?

What are weevils most commonly found in?

Weevils usually infest grains and starches like rice, flour, pasta, and cereals. Weevil infestations that start outside may be the result of fruit trees or gardens, which are also food sources.

What does a weevil look like?

They have white bodies and brown coloured legs and usually live in flours, grains and cereals. Weevils are larger than flour mites and so are easier to spot. They also have a darker body, being brown in colour. They are a form of beetle and so are slender and oval shaped, with scales or shiny hairs on their bodies.

How do you get rid of weevil?

Wipe the shelves with hot soapy water or a disinfecting spray then wipe again with white vinegar, which is known to kill weevils. Clean any unaffected items such as cans or containers before returning them to the pantry.

How does weevil infestation start?

Weevils generally gain entry into your home through purchased containers of whole-grain cereal products that have been infested at food processing and packaging centers. Once in your home, weevils can spread to whatever cereal grains are available to them.

How do you tell if you have weevils?

Look for these 2 main signs if you suspect you have weevils:

  1. Leaves will appear scalloped or marginally notched. A large infestation may even consume the leaves entirely, leaving only the main vein.
  2. Stunted growth and yellowing, wilted leaves.

Where do weevils lay their eggs?

Many species of weevils lay their eggs on the ground near a host plant, but for some species, the females will bore a hole directly into the plant stem or seed. She then lays her eggs in the hole, and cements it shut. Generally, a female can lay up to 250 eggs at one time, and the eggs take up to three days to hatch.

How do you know if there are weevils?

Life cycle of black vine weevil

How do you find the source of weevils?

The main cause of weevils is improperly stored foods. They can also enter your house through cracks in the walls or come in food packaging. The female adult weevils dig a small hole into the seed or kernel and lay eggs inside.

What attracts house weevils?

Weevils, especially strawberry root weevils, are attracted to moisture. You can trap them in shallow pans of water placed around foundations or walls of the house.

Where do weevils come from in my house?

When weevils find cracks or openings around the windows, they move inside the house. They will also enter through broken screens on attic vents or crawlspace vents. They can also crawl under doors that have damaged weather stripping.