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Have a Strawberry Root Weevil Problem?


The Strawberry Root Weevil has an oval shaped body with legs a lighter shade than its body. Its smaller head has two antennae. Strawberry Root Weevil larvae are white and their bodies curve in a crescent shape.

There are many kinds of plants that Strawberry Root Weevils feed on. They are nocturnal feeders and hide during the day in the soil. During the day the adults climb the plant to feed on the leaves while the larvae feed on the roots below the surface. If soil is excessively wet the larvae will move upward to the base of the plant and feed there.

Strawberry Root Weevils are easily transported in potted plants because of their small size and ability to hide in soil and root balls.


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Black vine weevil (BVW) is probably the most common weevil to infest strawberries, but the strawberry root weevil (SRW) and rough strawberry root weevil (RSRW) are also pests. Adult weevils are 8-12 mm long, depending on the species. Adults are reddish brown to black; the BVW is larger and darker than the other species.

Control Advice

Strawberry Root Weevil eggs and larvae thrive in moist conditions. Reduce mulch layers, water plants only when necessary, and provide adequate drainage around plants.

Active Seasons

Strawberry Root Weevils are most active in spring and summer.
The Centipede has a long body with multiple sections. Each section has a pair of legs. Most species found in the U.S are about 2” long. A Texas species can be up to 6” long and is more colorful. Centipedes in tropical areas of the world can grow much longer and are more colorful.

Centipedes hunt at night for small insects like worms and spiders, using their sensitive antennae to locate their prey and claws on their mouth to inject venom. The Centipede is usually found outside, but may live inside walls and basements when insects are present.

Centipedes may bite humans if held. Most smaller Centipede species cannot penetrate human skin with their small mouths but larger species can deliver a bite that is painful but harmless unless the person is allergic to their venom

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