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Pest Facts: Weevils

Description
The Granary Weevil and the Rice Weevil are the two most common weevils that infest whole kernel grains in the home. They are one of the most important pests of food products in the home. They are worldwide in distribution.

Pest Facts

  • Color:  Reddish brown, Rice weevil with 4 faint yellow spots on back
  • Legs:  Six
  • Shape:  Elongate, small, flattened, has elongated snout
  • Size:  1/8 inch
  • Antennae:  Yes
  • Flying:  Yes
  • Region:  All 50 states

Habits
These weevils attack a wide variety of whole kernel food products such as corn, wheat, rice, beans, rye, stored cotton, and any type of whole kernel grains.

Habitat
The Granary weevil can fly and is not attracted to the light.  The Rice weevil can also fly and is attracted to light. weevil2

Threats
Both beetles destroy food and can contaminate food products.

Prevention
Dried food products should be inspected thoroughly for signs of beetle infestations. Discard infested foods in outdoor trash bins. Clean infested cupboards thoroughly with a vacuum and soap and water. Store food in sealed containers. 

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San Antonio
  • Phone:
    (210) 591-1327
  • Fax:
    (210) 734-0218
  • Address: 
    Worldwide Pest Control                    
    5808 W IH 10
    San Antonio, TX 78201
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday through Saturday
    24-Hour Response Time
Austin
  • Phone: 
    (512) 549-4099
  • Address: 
    Worldwide Pest Control
    2101 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road #127
    Austin, TX 78741
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    Monday through Saturday
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