Now I am much more cautious about keeping my wheat in airtight buckets, and its probably all due to the problems my mom had. P.S. I did this even with the one with a few weevils in it. Glad you were able to find the source! xo, Ok I felt like losing my lunch when you described the shuffling as the sounds of loose rice krispies. So, the chickens will enjoy it. I think and hope I finally have them out of my bathroom. A few of these critters could have wandered inside to the kitchen about 15 feet away. Good to know about the DE repelling ants, though! I feel confident that they are gone now. Lovely. Called the Extension and they said they nest in the seams of the wood cabinets. Whew! Sounds like you handled it very well. D- just keep killing them as you find them. After freezing, you can take it out and put it in any airtight container. A few did get out of the closet and were exploring my bed. I am guessing you might have the dreaded Indian meal moth infestation. As much as I hated to do it, I was going to have to destroy that bag of wheat. It is horrifyingly possible. I could not figure the source and then I remembered the bird see I stored in a tall cabinet that I never go in. I immediately double bagged the infested bag of seeds in a white 13 gal bag and placed it in a garbage can with a lid and put the can on the curb (today is trash day). All gone in no time. Immediately empty the canister outside so the weevils don’t remain inside your house. Keep bay leaf in all your kitchen and pantry cabinets. (Araecerus fasciculatus) The Coffee Bean Weevil is a small dome shaped beetle that is a pest of stored food products. Larvae look like tiny white grubs but they have brown heads. I had something similar happen years ago except we had these larvae which turned into little flying insects in our oat groats bag. I run a grain company- if youre not ready to store the grains in an oxygen-free enviornment yet, you can add diatomaceous earth (we use 10 lbs/ton) and it does a good job. It has a very strong odor,(no wonder the weevils don’t like it) but I would recommend it. It does keep the critters out and away. ", "The weevil fauna preserved in Burmese amber—snapshot of a unique, extinct lineage (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea)", "Sexual dimorphism in head structures of the weevil, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, List of subgroups of the order Coleoptera,, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles needing additional references from August 2018, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. I found her playing with them in her bed when she was supposed to be napping. They would rather stay close to their food source. I really don’t know if the product she’s advertising is any good or not. Keeps weevils out. P.S. Inside, they are equally harmful. If you already have an infestation, you can try traps to catch the moths, or use a good ol’ butterfly net Sift your foods to remove any larvae, then freeze to avoid further eggs from hatching. You just saved us $400-$700. Oh gosh. It doesnt help when I’m terrified of indoor bugs- they can stay outside and I enjoy gardening. Some exceptions occur. Here are some of the foods to check: Discard any of the food that has weevils. Oh gosh! I get mine at the dollar store. Thank you for posting it! But never once did I think it would be in our corn hole bags stores below our closet!!! I keep my house family warm…, I have to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this blog. Make SURE you keep the DE dry, its water soluble and doesnt work if you mix it with water. ALL YOU NEED ARE A FEW SHALLOW WATER BOWLS!!!!!! We live out in the country so a quick trip to town may not be possible when something is needed. I still put all grains, cereals, cake mixes etc in Mason jars right away when I buy them. I dunno. For years everything that I buy, cereals , pancake mix, flour, rice, beans, pasta of any kind go in the freezer as soon as I get home from the store. My freezers stay full of meats from the slaughter house, on sale bacons, bologna, hot dogs, etc. They slowly began to infest my kitchen. The easiest way to prevent and get rid of a weevil infestation? It doesnt do anything against grain moths, but weevils hate it. Regardless I’m gald yyou shared, I put stick of Wrigleys spearmint gum in my flour , corn meal etc. Thank you. Fortunately, the wheat didn’t easily ignite, and only the bag burned a bit. The I woke up at 4am to see 3 crawling up the walls. Bees, wasps, ants, termites are examples of these, and really the only ones in the U.S. Maybe you were dealing with termites, but there are no “queen” weevils. What a mess, lol. It has been 3 days I still am finding worms, crawling. In the adult and larval stage of their lives, weevils feed on plants. If you don’t have oxygen absorbers, you can freeze your grains for several days and that will kill bug eggs as well. . Oh look! Yuck, ewe,OMG, beyond augh. I sprayed the entire cabinet with the Raid. And yes, the tea tree oil does seem to work. (Rhinotia hemistictus) Click to continue>. They belong to several families, with most of them in the family Curculionidae (the true weevils). Once you get the queen, you get them all but she is very hard to find. NO COST, CHEMICAL FREE way to rid weavels from your house. Other weevils are used for biological control of invasive plants. FAMILY : Fungus Weevils. Yikes! These are super tiny and hard to see. While it is deadly to most insects, it is completely safe to use around children and pets. I would suggest removing your base molding and treating both the wall and the molding with the tea tree oil and any place else where you have seen them. Very hard to get rid of weevils . I am so grossed out, bought new food (opened bag before leaving store) How long will they be in my life? Do you mix it in our does it go in sachets? The sound of a million moving and munching insects inside the bag, destroying my grains. For 4 years, never a bug…yet. We are placing everything (such as rice) into sealed plastic containers just in case, and I’m undertaking a full inspection of the pantry. The adult weevils have a snout and are about one-fourth inch long. sprayed oils, everything! There r two types ones that have wings the others don’t, Recently tried Tea tree oil on cloths and kept in the cabinets after cleaning the up, i find when buying in bulk packages brings them home as they’re stored for couple of months, so then i invest in sealed containers and should be washed every time before refilling them and bay leaves sems so far to keep them at bay, last check on my survival food with bay leaves and cotton balls of Tea tree oil in the cases didn’t find any.