4 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Weevils in the Kitchen

Get rid of the small beetles by using these four natural remedies. Weevils can make their way into your kitchen from outside or from infested food sources (e.g. flour and rice).

How to Get Rid of Weevils

1. Set up a Pheromone Trap
Pheromone traps, such as Dr. Killigan’s Trap, can kill weevils by luring and trapping them to the sticky layer of the trap. Set up the traps where the weevils are like to be found such as the pantry or the kitchen cabinets.

Weevil Traps for Kitchen Use

2. Freeze or Toss out Infested Food
Toss out all food items that are infested with weevils. You should also freeze any other items that were in the vicinity of the infested food. You will want to leave them in the freezer for at least two or three days to kill the weevil eggs and larvae.

Weevil Grains

3. Use Food-Grade Diatomaceous Earth
Clear out everything from your kitchen cabinets and pantry then sprinkle a generous amount of food-grade diatomaceous earth along the edges of the shelves. Let the powder sit for a day or two before you vacuum every inch of the kitchen.

Food-grade diatomaceous earth can kill weevils by piercing and drying out their exoskeletons. The food-grade version of the powder is safe to use around pets and children.

4. Check Your Groceries
Prevention is the most effective form of pest control. Before you store away the grocery, check every container, box, and bag for signs of weevils. Pay special attention to rice, cereal, oatmeal, and other grain products.

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