I have just noticed a few weavils in the wormery, will this be a problem or will it naturally correct itself?
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Pauly's Reply on the "Evil Weevil"
This is interesting to me because I have never heard of any weevils ever being in a worm farm bin. Rest assured though, I don't believe this poses any problem to your worm environment. Although, weevils do devastate the farming industry and is one of the gardeners arch enemies, they only eat plant life and stored grains. There are over 40,000 know species throughout the world but probably only one type of specie in your worm bin currently.
The weevil, with its long snout, will bore through the plant or grain making a hole only for the purpose of laying its eggs and will continue to do so for the rest of its adult life.
So, what to do about "Weevil Knievel"? Well, What I would do Stephen , is nothing. Just like fruit flies, soldier flies, or spider mites they pose no real threat to your worm farming system. Now, If you have an undesirable amount and they are competing with the worms for the food supply, then I would suggest two things.
Well Stephen, I hope that gives you a little criteria to go by. Keep us posted.
Happy Worm Farming,
Pauly (The worm Whisperer)
I just wrote a few pages on Diatomaceous Earth and its benefits for worm farming and everything else. I had success in getting rid of some black gnats when I dusted the top inside of the worm bin as a DE study.
This should get rid of your weevils. It's safe, natural and non-toxic.
Go to the
Diatomaceous Earth page to learn more.