tiny black bugs
Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 10:43 PM
These bugs recently appeared in a house that we have been living in for the past 11 months. We have seen them in the washer and dryer room and our bathroom. They are mostly seen crawling on walls. We use a quarterly pest control service and the last time they came they sprayed in the attic. I am calling them to come back for a “call back” but I was hoping to know what they are sooner.
Thanks, bugged out in Texas
Dear Bugged Out in Texas,
This is a weevil, possibly a grain weevil. Is there stored pet food nearby?
Thanks for the quick response. The pest control (Truly Nolen) is here and you “nailed it”! It is a weevil. He showed us a book with insects and to be exact it is a rice weevil. They were infested in a bag of bird seed that we have in a cabinet in our dining room. The bag contains milo, millet, cracked corn and sunflower seeds. The corn is what it looks like it was after. The strange thing is that we have had the plastic bag of seed since the summer and never noticed them until we came back from my grandparents house in Oklahoma. We brought back a back of nuts and had them in the same cabinet. Two days later we noticed the bugs. Not sure if that is it but we can draw a pretty good conclusion that is were they came from.
WE can’t thank you enough for helping identify these pesky things! I’ve included a link that shows what they look like in our bird seed.
Have a Happy New Year!
John and Melissa Roschal