Pantry Pest: Weevils

We love squirrels.  As a result, we feed them alongside our birds.  We buy bagged “squirrel corn” and for some reason, the last time we bought it it ended up in our pantry.  For the past few months the corn bag has been sitting in a terra cotta pot in my pantry.  It was convenient for us to just open up the pantry, grab an ear of corn and take it to the feeder–so, it stayed there.

Well…it isn’t there now!  Why?  Weevils!  Have you ever spotted a weevil–or worse yet, spotted a weevil in your pantry?  Weevils lay eggs in grain–they can even be brought home from the store unbeknownst to you!  This time, they were in the squirrel corn.

Thank goodness I discovered the weevils early enough to get the corn out of our pantry because once the corn was removed from our home, it seems the weevils multiplied!!  When we poured the loose corn kernels into the squirrel feeder/saucer…little, dusty weevils were everywhere!

Do you see them?  Many of them are crawling on the edge of the saucer–they are small and have pointy little noses.  If they weren’t so icky, they would be cute!  I am so glad these little guys didn’t infest my pantry!  No more squirrel corn indoors!!!

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