Weevils are a type of beetle from the Curculionidae family. There are 3,000 species within this family in North America. Some weevils eat and damage plants or plant roots while others feed and reproduce in dry products like flour, grains, seeds, nuts and cereal. Weevils only occasionally invade people’s homes. They may be attracted inside by moisture, houseplants or your exterior lighting. Other weevils are brought into your home accidentally when a product like flour or pancake mix is already infested.
Weevils look like the bug versions of an anteaters. They have long snouts used for piercing and eating from plants, seeds or grains. Most are smaller than a ¼ inch and typically range from brown to black in color. Some species may have small specks of color on them.