Tiny Black Beetle Like Bug
Location: Southern California (Huntington Beach .5 mile from beach)
June 16, 2011 6:17 pm
It is a tiny black bug (less than cenitimeter) that looks simliary to an Emperor Beetle. They are numerous and come out from under the stove and stairs. Exterminator did not know what it was.
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I figured it out. It was a weevil. No need for your assistance. Thank you,
The signature on our form is the place you put the name you would like to be posted with your letter. Some people provide their entire given name, and others prefer to sign with initials. Some of our readers provide a clever moniker in that field. You do have an infestation, but we would strongly urge you not to hire an exterminator. You have Grain Weevils, and you need to find the source of the infestation. Tenting your home will not help with this problem. Grain Weevils often infest birdseed, and pet food, so if you have bargain size items that you have not used up in a timely manner, the Grain Weevils may be reproducing there. They will also infest a wide variety of stored grain products, including big bags of rice. Check the pantry thoroughly. Once you find the food source and eliminate it, things should be fine. Food products often have an expiration date, and at least once a year, you should make an effort to remove old boxes of cookies and crackers and similar items from the kitchen shelves.