Granary weevils

6823.         Suddenly started appearing in the bedroom, then kitchen and bathroom, crawling on floor and walls. I’ll find up to ten a day, and it was like night and day going from none at all to finding them constantly. Haven’t seen any sign of them in foods or cupboards. Really worried about their numbers getting worse or starting to find them in linens and clothes, or food. Toronto, ON. Toronto, Ontario. Canada

Number 6823. This appears to be one of the grain/granary weevils in the genus Sitophilus; these infest primarily whole seeds such as wheat, rice, and corn (maize). You should check all areas where grains of any kind (including bird seed) are stored for signs of infestation. For much more information than you probably want to know about these critters, Click here