Weevil

Category: Miscellaneous

Scientific Name: Curculionoidea

Identification:

Color: Varies, often dark brown or black

Size: 3-10 mm long

Region: Found throughout North America

Lifespan: 5-20 weeks

Important Considerations:

  • Weevils are invisible to the naked eye. This means is it possible to buy infested food without knowing it.
  • These small beetles infest many pantry foods such as cereal, rice, flour, and pasta.
  • Besides eating your food, weevils can damage and spoil it with their feces and skins that they cast off.

Where to Find Them on Your Property?

Weevils can live indoors or outdoors. Outside, they are usually a nuisance in gardens as they feed on fruit or other garden plants. If they move indoors, they are found near a food source, usually in your kitchen or pantry. They will typically be located inside the food container that they are feeding on, but can occasionally can be found in visible swarms on interior walls.