How to Get Rid of Weevils in Your Bedroom

How to destroy the weevils in your bedroom.

Saying that finding weevils in your bedroom can be quite unpleasant is an understatement. They have no earthly business being there. Yet sometimes it happens, and when it does, you need to take good measures to ensure weevils don’t appear again.So, why do you have weevils in your bedroom in the first place and how you can get rid of them? Let’s take a look at what the Australian team of Fantastic Pest Control has in store and how you can battle the weevils in your bedroom.

What are Weevils?

Weevils are small, evil creatures that feed on carbs. They love munching on starches, so you can expect to find them in rice, flour (one of the reasons they’re nicknamed “flour insects”), oats, corn, barley, etc. Anything that has starches in it, really.

Weevils are a type of beetle, but their small size makes their lifestyle quite interesting.

Instead of carrying their food around, like traditional beetles, ants, and roaches, weevils instead live inside their food. They are quite efficient in that regard since their feeding habits also help them build a breeding ground.

Weevils are born inside grain and for weeks eat their way out. The female lays her eggs inside the grain kernels. She creates a small hole, deposits her egg, and then seals it. A process, which is sometimes repeated hundreds of times. If another female has already laid an egg inside the grain, she will avoid it.

Once they hatch, the larvae weevils begin eating their surroundings, and the entirety of their larval and pupal stages are inside the grain. By the time they eat their way out, they’ve already matured and are ready to destroy even more grain. This type of reproduction and a particular diet makes weevils a worldwide pest, responsible for tons of crops being destroyed. Through our best efforts, we’ve not been able to solve this problem on a global scale. Lucky for you, your bedroom is no place for weevils, so the problem is much more easily handled.

Types of Weevils that Can Be Found in the Bedroom

Due to their reproduction and diet, weevils can end up in all sorts of packaged food. Entire live weevils, parts of them, or even their eggs, be inadvertently brought into your room through your food.

So if you eat any food inside your room, you may be inviting these little invaders into your inner sanctum. Here are the most popular types of weevils you can find in your bedroom:

  • Rice weevils As the name suggests, they enter through rice, which has become a healthier alternative for different types of snacks in recent years
  • Seed weevils They get in through different seeds, especially raw ones
  • Bean weevils You already guessed it – they come in through bean products
  • Wheat weevils Anything wheat-related potentially contains them

Those are the main ones. There are potentially many more, but considering there are more than 80,000 species, we’re not going to get into that much detail.

How to Get Rid of Weevils in Your Bedroom

The most important thing is not to panic. Weevils are not dangerous. Here’s how to get rid of weevils in your bedroom:

  • Identify the source of the infestation. If weevils are in your bedroom, they must’ve gone in somehow. They’ve probably piggybacked on some of the aforementioned food sources.
  • Clean up your bedroom thoroughly. The first thing to do once you’ve identified the source is to clean up thoroughly. This under the bed, behind the wardrobe, and any place you can reach.
  • Clean up your kitchen thoroughly. The infestation may have spread to your bedroom, but it probably originated in your kitchen. Clean it up thoroughly, including the pantries, and make sure you keep your food in sealed containers. This will help prevent other pests like ants, cockroaches, and rats, too.
  • Use pesticides. As a last resort and for your peace of mind, you can use pesticides. Even over the counter pesticides should work as weevils aren’t particularly resistant.
  • Use bay leaves as a weevil deterrent. Bay leaves are a natural deterrent for weevils. You can use them as a way to prevent future infestations.

That’s it! It’s that simple. Your bedroom shouldn’t be infested with weevils, but even if it is, it should be pretty easy to get rid of them. Just keep your room clean and make sure food stays where it belongs – the kitchen.

But if you ever find yourself in a situation where you prefer to eat in your bedroom (we all know that sweet allure of binge-watching), or you bring food in for any other reason and end up weevil infested, now you know the solution.

Finding it impossible to remove the weevils from your bedroom? We can help you with the pest!

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Michelle Hughley
Michelle Hughley
1 year ago

I have a grey funny looking bug in our room it is kinda round in shape many legs and kinda fat what is it?

Christine Carbonneau Hanson
Christine Carbonneau Hanson
4 months ago

Can weevils be found inside your mattress and clothing?

4 months ago

Those might be bed bugs if in your mattress

2 months ago

According to, Weevils will readily feed on cotton fabric found in furniture and clothing. Since they love dried flowers and plants, decorative ornaments found in the home such are wreathes and dried flower arrangements can harbor and feed local populations. It is not uncommon to find them living in or on Christmas ornaments, dried flower collections and stored clothing.

I found rice weevils in my bedroom and I thought they were feeding off of cotton. I am confused.

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