Weevils Control Products

Weevils Control Products
Size : 2mm - 11mm
Color : varies depending on species but typically reddish brown - black
Habitat : varies depending on species
Origin : not native to America but is widespread around the world
Questions & Answers : How to get rid of Weevils (11)
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Weevil Bug Control

Weevil bugs are actually defined as any beetle from the Curculionoidea super-family. With that said, there are over 60,000 species of weevils, however, keep in mind that although there are some types of beetles that include “weevil” in their common name, they may not actually be a part of the weevil super-family. Weevils, also commonly known as snout beetles, are usually best characterized by the shape of their heads because they elongate out into a snout. This characteristic is usually common amongst all weevil species. Weevils are actually so broad in the variety of species that they can infest a variety of areas. Some species are considered pantry pests while others are wood-attacking insects. Furthermore, some may just be an occasional invader and a nuisance inside the home with they enter to overwinter. Weevils are found all throughout the United States and even in Canada. For more information on how to get rid of weevils, please continue to read further or do not hesitate to give us a call.

Weevil Description

Depending on the species, the size of weevils varies from about 3 to 11 mm long. Their bodies have an elongated shape or can be almost oval in shape. Their heads protrude out into a snout shape with mandibles for feeding at the end. The color will also vary widely depending on the species of weevil. They can range from almost all colors. Some species will have a uniform color whereas others will have a significant design or pattern on their shells. Please continue to read for more information on how to get rid of weevils.

How to Get rid of Weevils: Weevil Identification

There are several common weevil species that will invade your home. In the United States, there are several different representative species. Because there are so many species of weevils, it is important to be able to identify the species before thinking about how to get rid of weevils. By identifying the species, a homeowner can better adjust the control method according to where they are infesting and how they are invading your home.

  • Asiatic Oak Weevil:: Adult weevil bugs of this species are about ¼ of an inch long that have elongated bodies. Their snouts are short, broad, and distinctly wider. They are a brownish black color and their shells are heavily covered with grayish to green scales. They will feed on woody plants which include oaks, beech trees, hickory, tuliptrees, sycamore, dogwood, black locust, and others. They are usually found in the eastern region of the United States but can go as far as Kansas. They are also commonly found in California.
  • Black Vine Weevil: Adult black vine weevil bugs are about 8 to 11 mm long and are dark brown to black in color. They feed on a variety of plants which include strawberries, cranberries, grapes, rhododendron, hemlock, and yew. They can be found all throughout the United States, except for in the Southeast region.
  • Egyptian Alfalfa Weevil: Egyptian alfalfa weevil bugs grow to be about 5 mm long and are grayish brown to almost all black in color. They receive their names because their nativity is thought to be from Egypt. Also, their main source of food is the alfalfa plant. They are commonly found in Arizona and California.
  • Imported Long-horned Weevil: Adult weevil bugs of this species can grow to be about 4 to 4 ½ mm long with an elongated oval shape. Their bodies are dark brown to a black color and are covered in gray to grayish green scales. Sometimes though, they are a light brown color with reddish-brown appendages. They feed on red clover, alfalfa, and can be a general woodland feeder. They are the most commonly found in the northern half of the United States and as far west as Kansas.
  • Strawberry Root Weevil: Strawberry root weevils grow to be about 4 to 6 mm long. They are dark brown to a black color with reddish appendages. However, because their ridges and the round punctures that appear as rows in the body have yellow hairs, they have a greenish-yellow appearance. They feed on strawberries, pines, yews, and many other plants. Strawberry root weevils can be found throughout most of the United States and Canada.
  • Tuliptree Weevil: Adults are about 3 to 4 mm long and have a broadly oval snout that is long and slender. They are usually black in color but can be blackish brown. They have reddish-brown appendages that get lighter towards the end. They feed on sassafras plants and tuliptree plants. They are usually found on the east of the Mississippi but can also be found in the states Arkansas and Missouri.

Weevil Behavior

Since the larvae of weevil bugs burrow underground and remain they reach maturity, they are rarely seen. Also, adult weevils are nocturnal and since most of their activity is done during the night, they are also not often spotted. They will remain hidden on the plant that they are infesting or in leaf litter and soil during the daytime. If the plant is disturbed, they can be noticed dropping to the soil and scurrying off into the litter or debris around the plant. Most gardeners will notice the presence of adult weevils by the plant aesthetics. The tips of the leaves will seem chewed off and the surface looks spotted.

All species of weevils will enter structures when outdoor conditions have been too adverse or unfavorable. Usually, it will be towards the end of the season when plants die off.

How to Get Rid of Weevils

The key to proper removal is identification. Because different species of weevil bugs will attack or infest different plants or locations around your home, it is the most important to identify the weevil before control methods are applied. Also, exclusion is an important method to get rid of weevils in your house. Exclusion will involve sealing cracks and crevices around the structure. Screens to windows and doors should be tight fitted and in good condition. Exclusion methods should be applied either before or after they enter the home.

Treatment to outdoor ornamental gardens with an appropriately labeled pesticide will also discourage infestation. Use appropriately labeled insecticides when notching of plant leaves first begin to appear. This is usually going to be in late June to early July. For indoor control, apply an appropriately labeled insecticide in areas like the attic, wall void, near the baseboard area, window sills, door frames, and etc. Keep in mind that all product labels must be thoroughly reviewed before any applications and treated areas must be left alone to dry before you can come in contact with those areas again.

For more information on how to get rid of weevils, please feel free to call us at 1-800-788-4142.

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A.   No, it is not meant to be sprayed on edible plants. We do not have any pesticides that can be used on edible garden plants, fruit trees, and etc.
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Q. what pesticide do i use to get rid on white/black spotted weevil
A.   Unfortunately, we do not have many products that actually have the black spotted weevil on the product label as a target pest. The only product that has some species of weevils on the label as a target pest that we have is the Cy-Kick Aerosol spray.
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Q. Need product to kill weevils
Tiny black weevils are eating the leaves on my black locust tree
A.   I would recommend the use of DEMAND CS for weevil treatment. You will need to spray the DEMAND CS on the areas of the tree where their activity may be present.
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Q. How do I get rid of grainery weevils in my house?
A.   Fist thing you will need to do is discard any infested source such as cereal, grain, rice, pasta... etc. Following the cleaning out of the food we would recommend using a spray such as Cy-Kick Aerosol to spray along the crack and crevices of the cabinets, pantry, or areas where you are seeing the pests.
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Q. how do we control the Yellow Headed Ravonious wevil Sri Lanki wevile?
A.   For weevil treatment we would recommend the 565 Plus XLO.
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Q. What is a pesticide to get rid of weevils on the farm, called fartoxin, partoxin or phartoxin? Spelling may not be correct.
What is a pesticide to get rid of weevils on the farm, called fartoxin or partoxin or phartoxin? Spelling may not be correct
A.   We do not carry a product of the ones that you have listed. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.
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Q. Do you have any phermone traps for grainery weevils?
A.   Unfortunately, we do not carry any pheromone glue traps for grain weevils. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.
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Q. Bifenthrin for pine weevils
I understand that you have a Talstar product thatcontains bifenthrin for use as a tree spray for pine weevils. I live in zip 15090.Is this product available within 15-20 miles of my zip. If not, what is the cost to order it direct and what do I ask for? Thank you,
A.   You will not be able to find this product in local hardware stores like Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart and etc. You may be able to find it at a local pest control management company, however, they may not sell it to you unless you are a licensed professional.

For us to ship it to you, it will cost $32.77 for the pint size:Talstar pro 1 pint

We do have larger sizes available and all orders include shipping
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Q. How do I organically kill weevils in a large garden?
They infested bell and jalapeno peppers in a very large community garden (about 215 square foot plots). potential infestation of 150 plots will be over 30,000 square feet). We are not allowed to use poisons to control pests.
A.   Unfortunately, we do not specialize in organic pest control. We do have one product that can be used on lawn and garden plants though. It is called Cyonara Lawn and Garden Spray. Please refer to the product label for complete dilution rates and application instructions. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.
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Q. What product treats weevils that attack Foxtail palms in south Florida?
A.   We have a product called Demand CS that you can use to treat weevils. This can be sprayed on ornamental plants and trees.
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