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Grain weevils are a serious agricultural pest, but since they live in whole grains they are found more often in crop storage facilities than in your home. But that doesn’t mean they never invade a kitchen pantry; grain weevils like wheat, oats, rye, barley, rice and corn, so they sometimes enter with infected whole grain products.
These insects are tiny and hard to detect:
Females lay between 36 and 254 eggs at a time. They chew a hole in a grain kernel, place one egg inside and then seal the grain with a sticky secretion. The larvae feed on the inside of the grain, leaving it lighter. They bore a hole to the outside once they have emerged from the pupa stage.
It takes about 5 weeks in the summer for grain weevils to go from egg to adult, but it may take 20 weeks in cooler weather. Adults live up to 8 months.
People who are exposed to the dust left behind after a grain weevil has devoured the inside of a grain may have symptoms of allergies or asthma. To prevent them from getting a hold in your home:
Since these pests can be difficult to detect, give Brody Brothers a call. We have the tools and the experience that will get rid of grain weevils and other pantry pests, and we’ll share our tips on how you can avoid future problems.
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