What kind of bug

Asked July 14, 2016, 11:17 PM EDT

Can you tell me what kind of bug this is?

Yankton County South Dakota

1 Response

You have a weevil, possibly a Strawberry root weevil (Otiorhynchus ovatus) which can be a household nuisance when they invade homes during the summer months, sometimes in enormous numbers. Adult weevils are wingless and enter dwellings through loose fitting doors, windows, screens, and other small cracks and openings. They crawl everywhere through the home: bathrooms, cupboards, floors, walls and ceilings. The good news is that they don’t do anything else. They don’t bite or sting, eat your house or stored food, or infest your pets, or transmit diseases. The best, long-term way to control these pests is to caulk and seal the outside of the house to prevent them from entering. The best method of controlling the weevils inside the home is to vacuum them up.
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