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Dec 16, 2013 5:51 PM

Can anyone identify this bug please

We have been finding this bug in our house. They are alive and are seen crawling on the walls downstairs, mainly in the lounge and the kitchen. They are about 4mm long.


The house is about 25 years old and brick built.


We also have two small dogs that only go out into the garden.


1. What are they ?

2. Do they bite?

3. Are they are attracted  to food ?

4. How should I get rid of them?

5. What is their breeding cycle ?


In hope for a quick answer.

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    Dec 16, 2013 6:08 PM (in response to Lighting)
    Re: Can anyone identify this bug please

    It's Sitophilus weevil, probably granarius.  You almost certainly have some infested granary food product somehere in the area.  In my case it was a sack of wild bird seed, which they rapidly converted to a sack of dust and weevils.  They can breed very fast when the food supply is present.  They don't bite, they're more of a nuisance than anything.  They could infest any grain, rice, lentils, flour, you will need to search through it all and chuck out anything which has them present.  I found them rather resistant to insecticides; a few always escape destruction and if you store grain in the same spot again they will soon be back.

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