What are the chances I have more somewhere? I figure that I could only lose it to bugs in quarts. After freezing, you can take it out and put it in any airtight container. I thoroughly cleaned everything under the sink, (I found lots of them), I filled the vase full of shells with boiling water and bleach, threw out the carpet, scrubbed the linoleum floor with a bleach and detergent solution, re-caulked around the tub and toilet. Other weevils are used for biological control of invasive plants. They won’t hurt you, just protect your food so they don’t continue to thrive. I kept seeing these white worms. We did find the source of the problem being from the stored chicken feed outside. I’m afraid our furniture and mattresses are ruined. Any ideas how to eliminate? Good luck! You should assume any link is an affiliate link. Someone suggested it in a previous post. The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) attacks cotton crops; it lays its eggs inside cotton bolls and the larvae eat their way out. Flea collars often have an unpleasant odor. One species of weevil, Austroplatypus incompertus, exhibits eusociality, one of the few insects outside the Hymenoptera and the Isoptera to do so. Very tiny, this weevil is only about 1/16-inch long. We started getting pantry moths and couldn’t figure out for *weeks* what it was. Yeah. One stinking bug at a time. Oh gosh! Maybe it depends upon the bag itself. I’ve been scooping the grains out of the firebox and tossing them to the chickens, so it wasn’t a total loss. “In there,” she grinned and pointed, “in the closet!”. How lovely. The one thing you need to watch is it is a fine powder, like flour and is hard on the respitory system so wear a mask if spreading it and causing a “dust cloud”. We are placing everything (such as rice) into sealed plastic containers just in case, and I’m undertaking a full inspection of the pantry. If you notice weevils in one type of food in your pantry, they are likely to be found in other foods, too. I’ve been in search of their home for at least 8 weeks, but, mostly on weekends because of my job. Appreciate finding some good guidance on weevils. after reading this, I looked in the cabinet with the bird seed and there they were. When it comes to bugs, I’m not one to balk at chemical interference. From the true weevils, Gonipterinae and Ramphus have short scapes and little or no elbow. I’m not sure if they do sometimes, but I’ve never had that problem. [4] Primitive weevils are distinguished by having straight antennae, while true weevils have elbowed (geniculate) antennae. Oh!! Now I am much more cautious about keeping my wheat in airtight buckets, and its probably all due to the problems my mom had. xo, Ok I felt like losing my lunch when you described the shuffling as the sounds of loose rice krispies. Jayjay, I don’t have any experience with DE yet, so hopefully somebody who knows the answer to this will respond I’m wondering the same things! © 2020 New Life On A Homestead | Homesteading Blog. I nearly lost two bags of grass seed to mice but rescued it in time. Wow, great that you can share and chalk to a good lesson to learn. I wondered about that, Vicki. The easiest way to prevent and get rid of a weevil infestation? How was I to get it outside? I haven’t seen an weevils throughout the house and just in this one area…. I discovered tonight that they have a queen like an ant colony. I told True Value of the bad Parrot food and was not reimbursed for anything. There are several types of weevils that are infamous for their abilities to damage stored seeds and grains, including Granary Weevils, Rice Weevils, and Cowpea Weevils. From all the comments and what you went through with your flour how can I prevent them from coming back? And yes, the tea tree oil does seem to work. Put the flour in a freezer bag and place it in the freezer for at least a week. Crunching. So I have just recently made corn hole bags from corn, and had no prior knowledge of things like weevils until a couple days ago as I was reading an article! It makes me feel so much better to know I’m not the only one with a massive weevil infestation infestation. And indeed, she was right. Well, Jada made the observation that one of these barrels’ lid was askew. The smell is fantastic and it’s been almost a year and still no weevils. And, only one in eight males that flies near the traps actually goes in the trap. I was going to offer the bayleaf as well. These are designed to be sprayed in the pantry to keep pests out.