Broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil

7019.      Have noticed these all around my entrance doors, soffits (painted white) and they have made there way into the house, generally hang around the windows. This is the second or third year now that they have showed up. They seem to be more crawlers (6 legs) then fliers, and have a hard shell. Their colour is a lighter green and they are about 1/4 inch long with antennas. Can you please help identify them, and how I can eliminate and or keep them from coming back. Also, any health risks that I should be concerned about? Thanks in advance for your help. Stouffville, ON. Canada

Number 7019. This is a broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). Short of hermetically sealing your house, it would be nearly impossible to keep some from gaining entry. They are harmless; simply vacuum/sweep them up and dispose of them. Click here for an example.