Weevils – Grain / Rice / Pea / Bean

img-20160618-wa0003-accurat-photo110Average Adult Size:

  • 3mm – 4mm.

Associated Risks:

  • Contamination of chosen food source,
  • Can cause spoilage to food products,
  • Hard to detect until pest reaches adulthood.20161102_104459

Life Cycle:

  • Egg, Larva, Pupa, Adult,
  • Females can produce up to 350 eggs over a 9 month period,
  • Most recognisable feature is a prominent snout,
  • Adults can live up to 1 year without treatment.

Life Style:

  • Widely recognised pest within the United Kingdom,
  • Can effect both domestic & commercial food storage areas,
  • Larva stage generally occurs within chosen food source.

Control Method(s):

  • Chemical control,
  • Environmental changes.