Bean Weevils

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Bean Weevil Facts

  • Bean weevils range in size from 3.5 to 5 mm.
  • Bean weevils cause extensive damage to live bean plants, dry stored beans and other grains.

How to Get Rid of Bean Weevils

Although you may not detect a bean weevil infestation until hundreds of young adult weevils emerge from beans through exit holes and begin crawling on your walls and congregating on your windowsills, the most likely place to locate the source of your infestation may be inside your pantry or another whole bean or seed source.

Bean weevils enter your home in compromised packages from the super market Bean weevils entered your home inside dried bean packages. Infested in warehouses or on grocery store shelves, small holes or tears in packaging can cause homeowners to unknowingly bring bean beetles into their homes.

Locating and removing contaminated bean supplies: essential to elimination The important first step in eliminating bean beetles is to locate the source of bean weevil activity. While vacuuming the bean weevils on your walls and windowsills works to rid your home of these pests, locating and removing the contaminated and infested stored dried bean sources will help to eliminate bean weevil infestations.

Sanitation and awareness key to prevention Cleaning and sanitizing the area where your dried bean products are stored helps to deter bean weevils and other pantry pests. Additionally, to prevent future infestations:

  • Seal or caulk any cracks and holes in your pantry and in your home, in general
  • Store dried food products in air-tight metal, glass or hard plastic containers
  • Check bean packaging for compromised surfaces, such as tears and holes

Truly Nolen recommends contacting a professional pest control company to take the guesswork out of identifying and eliminating household pests. Contact your local Truly Nolen location to schedule a free pest inspection.

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