Granary & Rice Weevils Control and Extermination

Aptive Environmental controls granary and rice weevils using the best eco-friendly methods.

Seeking help from a certified pest expert is the best way to ensure your entire home is free from granary & rice weevils.
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Preventing Infestations

Our certified pest experts conduct a thorough investigation and customize a solution specifically for your property and needs. The Four Seasons Protection Plan guarantees that you’ll be secure from granary and rice weevils as well as other pests throughout the year. You’ll receive the best customer service and convenient, effective treatments to remove and prevent granary and rice weevil infestations with Aptive by your side.

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Identifying Granary and Rice Weevils

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  • Where Do Granary & Rice Weevils Live?
  • Granary & Rice Weevil Behavior
  • What Attracts Granary & Rice Weevils To Houses?
  • How To Get Rid Of Granary & Rice Weevils
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    Where Do Granary & Rice Weevils Live?

    Granary and rice weevils can be found living in grain stores such as bins, silos and elevators. Both types of weevil can be found infesting wheat, corn, barley and rice supplies.

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    Granary & Rice Weevil Behavior

    Granary and rice weevils are detrimental to stored, whole grain supplies. Granary and rice weevils are internal feeders. As the name suggests, internal feeders feed within the kernels of whole grains.

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    Are Granary & Rice Weevils Dangerous?

    Granary and rice weevils are much more of a threat to stored foods than to humans as they do not sting or bite like many other pests. While they do not transmit disease, a severe infestation can wipe out one’s grain stores.

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    What Attracts Granary & Rice Weevils To Houses?

    Weevils are typically brought into homes through an outside source, more than likely some kind of packaged food. They may have originated from a warehouse, processing plant, or delivery vehicle.

  • Granary and rice weevils can be found living in grain stores such as bins, silos and elevators. Both types of weevil can be found infesting wheat, corn, barley and rice supplies. Considered a pantry pest, weevils may even infest pasta, bean, nut and cereal containers and storage bins. While infestation is pretty rare in homes, weevils are occasionally found when outside sources are brought inside. This includes bird seed, nuts, and decorative corn.

  • Granary and rice weevils are detrimental to stored, whole grain supplies. Granary and rice weevils are internal feeders. As the name suggests, internal feeders feed within the kernels of whole grains. Not only do they feed on the grains themselves, but female weevils lay eggs in the kernels of whole grains as well.

    A female weevil will bore holes into grain kernels where she will then lay a single egg. Once deposited, she will move on to the next kernel and lay another egg. This process continues until she deposits around 300 to 400 eggs, though only about 50% of these will actually hatch. Larvae will emerge out of the eggs and will feed within the kernel until it is an adult. Eventually, the adult weevil will chew itself out of the kernel, leaving a round exit hole. Because the weevil grows within the kernel, its size depends on the size of the kernel. The larger the kernel, the larger the weevil.

    If disturbed, granary and rice weevils will “play dead” as a defense mechanism. A weevil will bring its legs close to its body and lie still until the threat goes away.

  • Weevils are typically brought into homes through an outside source, more than likely some kind of packaged food. They may have originated from a warehouse, processing plant, or delivery vehicle. However, it is possible for weevils to enter your home from outdoors. If not contained, weevils can reproduce and spread to other suitable food products.

  • You might have a weevil infestation if you notice small holes in any whole grains you have stored or see any live, adult weevils in stored food.

    It can be very difficult to to get rid of weevils as they are very hard to detect. To prevent an infestation from happening in the first place, you should practice and maintain cleanliness. This means cleaning food containers and storage once they become empty and disposing of infested food as soon as possible. Storing food in plastic or glass containers with tight lids is also a good idea. If you suspect your food may be infested, weevils can be killed by freezing the food at a very low temperature or heating the food to a very high temperature.

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12 Month Plan - 5 Service Appointments

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  • Property Inspection
  • Pest Free Year-Round
  • Four Seasons Protection Plan
  • Reservices as needed
After our first visit, Aptive will return the following month to rid the exterior of any surviving pests and continue to treat your home year-round. To ensure exterior treatments are convenient, customers do not need to be home while we work.
Service begins with a thorough inspection of your property by a certified pest specialist. Risk areas are identified and treated using a customized protection plan that keeps your property pest free year-round.
Aptive’s Four Seasons Protection Plan provides a responsible solution that keeps your indoor environment pest-free. Using the most progressive protection plan in the industry, our comprehensive extermination services and quality guarantee have made us the fastest-growing pest control service in North America.
Aptive Environmental knows that for most homeowners, it’s not if the pests will return, but when. When the pests come back, we do too— absolutely free!
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Regain Your Home

If you see weevils, or signs of them in food and grains, you should call an Aptive professional to help with removal and control. An Aptive professional will be able to locate any well hidden infestation sources.

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Aptive professionals create an effective and eco-friendly pest control plan based on your needs.

Our treatments, customized to your home or business, protect you from weevils and other pests throughout the year.