Adult vine weevil

Help!  These things are taking over my life.  I've no house plants that could be giving shelter to this.  Is it normal for them to try overwintering in houses?  It was alive and well and half way up a door frame

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,785

    It seems not to be uncommon behaviour  http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/forums/insects-and-invertebrates/76068-weevils-my-house-2.html

    Have you brought any Christmas greenery into the house?

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • AtillaAtilla Posts: 1,493

    Not caught any this year, but I found  few at my kitchen window last winter. Double glazing has enough ventilation to allow them to enter. They do like some house plants and will lay eggs if it suits them in house plants.

  • mollismollis Posts: 112

    Do you have any window boxes or containers close to the house? It has been mild and they may well be seeking shelter through open doors or windows.

  • Well, I don't have any house plants other than an orchid bought recently.  I do have pots close to the house though.  Right next to a double glazed window Put there for shelter.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 12,119

    I live in an old stone farmhouse in France and we always have some in the house, along with shield beetles (or stink bugs), ladybirds and spiders. Just a fact of life you get used to. Makes me laugh when I see the horror on people's faces when they see insects indoors on programmes like "Four in a Bed" on TV!

  • Can anyone tell me abouy the parott plant is it a indoor plant or can  it  stay oot= side in a pot in the winter  - itis about three foot high and quite bushy  -  iy is very easy to take cuttins from and quite colourful

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,785

    If this is the Parrot Plant you're talking about, it needs to be indoors in a bright warm place for the winter.  Lots of info here http://www.strangewonderfulthings.com/102.htm

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    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    You'd do better to start a new thread Olive. This one is about vine weevil and will not attract people who know your plant.

  • sorry I put Parott plant in wrong place  but thank you Dovefromabove for your healp

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