Wacky Pest Wednesday: Weevil

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Happy Wednesday to all of our Tri-County Pest Control fans out there, and welcome to our latest edition of Wacky Pest Wednesday.  Keep on reading to see how the weevil qualifies as a truly wacky pest!

Weevils are an incredible pest, in terms of the damage that they can have on plants and pantry-stored grains.  Although they were not native to America, weevils became stowaways on ships bound for the new world, hiding in barrels of grain and having an all-you-can-eat buffet all along the journey.  Once they hit land, weevils flourished, as there was plenty of greenery to consume.

Centuries later, you can find over 60,000 species of weevils, and some may be taking chomps out of your garden plants from time to time.  Overall, they don’t pose much of a threat if they are outside, but any weevils in the home could mean that there are more lurking around somewhere, so it pays to have it checked out.

Now, with over 60,000 species of weevils out there, you can bet your bottom dollar that there are certainly some real wacky species out there.  Take the bird poop weevil (yes, it is a real species of weevil) that looks like, well, you guessed it. In a daring and bold move of camouflage, this critter makes itself look as unappetizing as possible.  Or how about the Polka Dotted Clown Weevil, that sports an exoskeleton covered with coordinated colored dots. And then there is the Giraffe Weevil, which is true to its name as it looks just like a miniature, weevil-looking giraffe, complete with a neck that is approximately twice the size of its entire body!

Weevils may not all be that bad, as there are certainly some that are perfect for a photoshoot (and some that are just plain wacky)!  Yet, just know that you can always give us a call if you find a few of these wacky pests in your home.

Enjoy your Wednesday!

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