Weevils are part of the beetle family, which makes up 40% of the insect world. What makes them stand out from other beetles? Weevils have long snouts. Otherwise, they have the same hard, dark bodies that beetles do, and go through the same life cycle. Examples of different types of weevils include the black vine weevil, the boll weevil, and the grain weevil.
A Weevil Is a Beetle with a Big Snout
You often see weevils wherever you see other beetles. The only difference is that their mouth area sticks out. Like beetles, most weevils have hard, dark bodies, and are happy to eat the plants in your yard. Their larvae usually hide inside host plants and can cause a lot of damage. You can control weevils best when they're in the adult stage, since larvae are often hidden and protected. Here's how:
Get the Grown-Ups
Weevil larvae cause a lot of damage, but they hide too well in host plants. The adults are more vulnerable. If you see weevils in your landscape, treat them with Ortho® Flower, Fruit & Vegetable Insect Killer or Ortho® Bug B Gon® Insect Killer for Lawns & Gardens. Always follow the label directions.