Wacky Pest Wednesday: Weevils

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Happy Wednesday, Tri-County Pest Control fans, and welcome to our latest edition of Wacky Pest Wednesday!  On this edition, join us as we cover as pest that may be hitching a ride with your Christmas tree: the weevil.

Weevils are beetles that come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.  These little guys have a knack for fitting into tight spaces and making the most out of what they can eat, and you can often find them chowing down on various plants, including Douglas-fir Christmas trees.  With this being said, it is extremely important to look out for these guys when picking out the tree this year.

While a comprehensive guide to picking a pest-free Christmas tree is in the works, it is important to note a few quick signs of weevils.  One common sign is looking at the different color of branches on the tree.  If most of the tree is a bright green, yet some branches are sporting a dull yellow hue on their needles, then there is a good chance that weevils are present in the tree.  In addition, looking for the bugs themselves or their eggs is good practice before bringing the tree through the front door.  Look for small, dark insects that have a face in the shape of a snout, along with clumps of eggs with each one being slightly larger than this period.  See the above picture for a better reference.

Doing this should be of utmost priority, as once weevils get into the home, they are tough to get out.  Luckily, the advanced removal methods that we use can make short work of a weevil infestation, all without chemical harm to your or your family.  With Tri-County Pest Control by your side, you have no reason to fear any pest, any time of the year.

Enjoy your Wednesday, Tri-County Pest Control fans!

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