Weevils in Containers - Knowledgebase Question

Timber cove, CA
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Question by pohl3
February 23, 1998
I noticed hundreds of baby weevil-like critters coming out of base of scabiosa planted in pot I don't want to use chemicals unless absolutely neccessary. Any natural ways to control?

Answer from NGA
February 23, 1998
It sounds like a population explosion of root weevils. You can destroy them by plunging the entire pot, plant and all, into a basin of water. The weevils will float to the surface so you can scoop them up and squish them or toss them into a container filled with water with a half inch of vegetable oil on the surface. The oil will smother the weevils. After you've chased the weevils out, repot the plant in fresh soil.

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