Subject: Unknown household insect
Location: Winter Park Fl 32792
February 17, 2017 8:35 am
I find this bug in copious numbers on the floor and along the baseboards in my home. They are in multiple, nonapproximateing rooms and are almost always dead. Please identify them for me and tell me what, if any, action I can take to rid my house of this population. Excuse the lack of magnification, this is as close as I can come with my iPad.
Signature: Frederic Bryant
These are Grain Weevils, and you need to locate the source of the infestation. Start with rice in the pantry or that big bag of bird seed you have stored somewhere. They will also infest bargain bags of pet food.
Thanks for your prompt reply! I will get right on the case and see if we have any of those items you mentioned lying around loose. I will also lace the areas with a residual insecticide. Thanks again for your prompt service.