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asked in category: General Last Updated: 19th February, 2020

Is a weevil a bug?

Weevil. Weevil, (family Curculionidae), also called snout beetle, true weevil of the insect order Coleoptera (beetles and weevils). Curculionidae is one of the largest coleopteran families (about 40,000 species). Most weevils have long, distinctly elbowed antennae that may fold into special grooves on the snout.

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Likewise, how do you know if you have weevils?

They appear as small, brown specks in otherwise lightly colored food. While you may feel confident you're seeing weevils in your dry goods, it can still be helpful to have the infestation confirmed by a pest expert at Aptive Environmental.

Beside above, can weevils infest your house? Adult weevils look for shelter in unfavorable weather conditions, especially when it is hot and dry. Weevils enter buildings by crawling through cracks or openings around foundations, doors and windows. They do not harm people or pets, or damage buildings or property, or infest food products.

Moreover, are weevils harmful if eaten?

Weevil Safety Weevils, whether in larval or adult stage, are not harmful to humans or animals. Although it may seem unsavory to you, they can be eaten along with any food they have infested without causing any ill effects. If weevils eat the grains and die, observers know pesticides are present.

Where can weevils be found?

In the home, weevils can be brought in on packaged foods or they can come in from outside. Once inside, a population can grow and expand to food items stored nearby if they are not controlled. Store grains and other weevil-tempting foods in dry areas, and always throw out any food where you find weevils.

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