Root Weevil

Habitat

Root Weevil

The plants that the strawberry root weevil feeds on include strawberry, raspberry, rhododendron, grape, and peppermint and they have also been known to feed on grasses. Adults feed nocturnally on leaves and stems, leaving notches and causing slight damage, while the larvae cause significantly more damage by feeding on the roots and crowns of the plant, even as they overwinter, if the temperatures are mild. The plants that are fed upon by the larvae are stunted and have reddish leaves that curl exposing the underside, and the plant wilts as the fruits form, especially in dry weather.

Identification

The adult strawberry root weevil is about six millimeters long, and is dark brown/black in color. They are often found in the leaves and foliage of the plants they feed on. The adult weevil's elytra are fused together, which means they are unable to fly. The larvae can be up to thirteen millimeters long when fully grown and they are found near the roots of the plants they are infesting. The larvae are white, legless, with a darker colored head and are often C-shaped.

Treatment

Safe and Effective Pest Control

Chuck Sullivan's method of application and choice of products is safe for your family and pets but eliminates the bug problems.

We use synthetic pyrethroids, a botanical-based material derived from chrysanthemum flowers that works in the same way as our own pharmaceutical products, which are simply designed to speed up the body's metabolism. The formula applied to insects, being on a much smaller scale, will result in their metabolism increasing to the point of extermination.

You might call it... 'Bug-Speed'. To put it in perspective, for example, flea control products are made from synthetic pyrethroids and are designed to be placed directly on the pet's skin. The dog or cat is too large to be affected by the material, but is destructive to the much smaller flea.

Therefore, when applied by a trained exterminator, pyrethroids are safe for human and pet health as well as the environment as they are used in very small doses and often diluted in water or oil. The formula breaks down in the environment, heat and sunlight speeding this process.

Chuck Sullivan Exterminators provides an All Pest Service Guarantee so you won't have to worry about insects in your home or commercial building after treatment has been applied.

Root Weevils are INCLUDED in the All Pest Service guarantee.

 

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