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Hello!
My name is Dan White and I have a growing pest issue. The pests, which we cannot identify, seem to be hanging out on our walls. As we live here with animals; we are concerned for both my wife and I, as well as Robert who is our 2.5 pound teacup Yorkshire terrier. We live near the ocean and have several minor vegetation near our home.
Please help!
Warm regards,
Dan White

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Dan,

This is a weevil, possibly a grain or seed weevil. These weevils infest whole grains like corn, wheat or rice so they are usually associated with grain storage areas. Sometimes these grains are also used as stuffing for, for example, "bean" bags. The weevils are otherwise harmless. Look for possible sources of grains and dispose of the infested material.

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Jack DeAngelis

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I can answer questions about the control of pest insects, spiders, mites and related arthropods. These household pests include termites, carpenter ants, powderpost beetles, nuisance ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas, wasps, and many others. I can also answer questions about using pesticides and other pest control tools such as baits and traps.

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I am a retired university extension entomologist. I've taught and conducted research in urban and agricultural entomology. I've published over 70 extension publications, 20 research publications and several books about insects.

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Ph.D. in Entomology

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