Rice Weevil

How to tell if you have rice weevilsrice weevil

  • Look in nearby food products
  • Use a magnifying glass and flashlight to help with inspection
  • Infested items often will contain adult weevils as well as dead adults.  Grains will have exit holes from the emergence of the adult beetles.
  • With round indentations on the thorax and reddish spots on their wing cases, the legless rice weevil can grow up to an approximate 2 – 3 mm in length.

Upon identifying an infestation,  DO NOT tidy up any evidence just contact us and we will help/advise with the next step in preparing a eradication program.

The program will consist of :-

  • We would start with a thorough inspection of all known and suspected spots where they might be hiding.
  • Customer to try get a sample us to identify.
  • We only carry out a treatment when a confirmed infestation is present as this is the correct thing to do for many reasons, but the main one is cost savings. There is no point in paying to try and kill something that is not even present.
  • Identifying the insect species causing the problem.
  • We will ask you to start by removing all infested products, cleaning and vacuuming all areas to pick up any loose debris/insects
  • Education explaining the life cycle and how their habits, habitat and behavior affects the control plan.
  • Treating affected areas by using safe an effective control products.
  • Scheduling a follow-up visit if required.

 

All Stored product pests cause tremendous damage and economic losses to stored grains and seeds, packaged food products, and animal and plant-derived items and products. Besides causing direct damage by feeding.

Prevention

  • Practice strict sanitation measures. Thoroughly clean storage facilities beforehand by use of a strong suction vacuum cleaner to eliminate favorable development places.
  • Keep buildings in good physical condition to reduce entry.
  • Rotate food and nonfood stock; move out oldest stock first.
  • Identify species correctly.
  • Removing the infested material and thorough cleaning with a vacuum is usually sufficient. As a precaution against reinfestation, store susceptible foods in tightly sealed glass, metal or heavy plastic containers or in the refrigerator or freezer. Always inspect susceptible food items before purchasing.