Weevils are a type of beetle.
Adult weevils eat plant leaves during the spring and summer months.
However, weevil larvae that feast on plant roots over the fall and winter can actually prove more destructive.
Look for open, round exit holes on crops as sign of infestation.
Horticultural soaps and soapy water may also reduce numbers.
Control with sprays including garlic extract
Remove mulch and other hiding places from around plants and water only when necessary (larvae and adults prefer moist soil).
Head into your garden at night and using a flashlight to locate the weevils.
Wearing gloves, manually remove the adult insects, larvae and eggs, and place into a container of soapy water to destroy
If an entire plant or row of crops are entirely infested, comepletely remove and destroy the whole plant to prevent the spreading of the insects.
Crop rotation can help weevil infestation
An organic method of pest control that is effective against weevils is D.E., or diatomaceous earth, which is the fossilized remains of an ancient form of algae.
These razor-sharp shards are deadly to many soft-bodied insects but harmless to mammals.
Sprinkle onto the soil and repeat after rainfall or watering.
Use caution not to inhale.
Barrier control methods such as row covers can be another way to prevent damage from weevils and other flying insects.
Construction of a simple row cover can be achieved through the combination of a sturdy, weatherproof fabric draped across PVC or aluminum piping.