A weevil infestation is frustrating to deal with. While the pests don't bite and aren't harmful to humans, they can be destructive to your stored food. Plus, weevil infestations can be quite large and it's disturbing to see the bugs crawling all over your house. Here's how you can get weevils and how to deal with them.

How Weevils Get In Your House

Weevils may be present in your yard if you grow food or have fruit trees. They especially love grain crops. Weevils can get out of control in your yard and ruin your flowers, garden, and plants. When the weather gets too hot or too cold, the weevils start looking for shelter, and they can slip in your home through tiny cracks. They might be drawn to your windows or porch light, and once there are drawn to the inside of your house.

Another way to get weevils is when you carry them home from the grocery store. Boxed foods and bulk grains can have weevils in them when you bring them home. When you put these foods in your pantry, the weevils can spread to all the food you have stored. Signs of weevils in food include holes in foods such as rice, wheat, and beans. The weevils make holes in the grains and beans to lay an egg and the larva eats the grain as it grows. Weevils contaminate your food too with their droppings, so your food is ruined in the process. This can be unfortunate if you have a large amount of rice or beans stored for survival or budget buying.

How To Get Rid Of Weevils

When weevils are in your food, you can throw the food out to get rid of the weevils. If you want to kill the weevils first, you can boil the food or put it in the freezer for a few days. Then, use a vacuum cleaner to suck up all the bugs left in your cabinets. You may also want to call a pest control company to treat your kitchen and home to make sure all the bugs are gone. You may also need treatments for your yard.

If you have an infestation of weevils from outside that have invaded by the hundreds, then call a pest control company to help get rid of them since you could have weevils behind the walls and other hidden places. Once your home has been treated, the pest control company may leave traps in your house and yard to monitor for weevils so your property can be treated if necessary before the pests get out of control again.