Weevils are a type of very small beetle that are often found in kitchens. They love pantry staples like flour, rice, pasta, and cereal. Though it’s very hard to see weevil eggs, an adult weevil is about 1/16 of an inch long, oval-shaped, and dark-colored.
Because weevils usually get into your home inside packaged or bulk food, they can show up when you least expect them. Groups of weevils can be seen on windowsills, but weevils in food are the most common. If you see little flying insects flying around and crawling out of food packages, the infestation has begun. Because females lay eggs inside stored food, throw out other packaged food – you will most likely have weevil eggs present there that you can’t see. The presence of weevil eggs also encourages the growth of mold and fungus. The risk of illness is high if you consume food that is infested with weevils.
Some of the most common food items that weevils can be found in are flour, pasta, cereal, spices, powdered mixes, dry dog food, bread, seeds, crackers, and chocolate. Some weevils can also show up in medication.
You can help prevent a weevil infestation by ensuring food packages are free of holes and tears before buying them. If you see weevils in your food, it’s important to clear away any unsealed, dry foods from your pantry to prevent the weevils from simply moving to a different spot.
The team at Rudy’s Termite & Pest Control are licensed Coachella Valley weevil control experts. Contact us today for quick and thorough weevil removal.
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