5774 Hello, We seem to finding more and more of these critters in our house near Calgary. They started in one area in the basement and in an area in the garage but they are becoming more prevalent and found in other areas of the house. They are only a couple of mm long and they are extremely slow moving. When bothered they stop moving altogether and you could assume that they are dead. They have 6 legs and a hard shell body. The body appears to have a mottled, and slightly rough appearance. What are they and how can we get rid of them? Thanks, Jeff
This is a broad-nose/short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). These weevils often enter buildings in search of shelter, but do no harm there. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.