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Root weevilsRoot weevilsSeveral species of weevils commonly enter homes either singly or in small groups, usually during late summer and into the fall. These beetles are collectively called “root weevils.” Outdoors, root weevils typically feed on plants including ornamentals such as rhododendrons, where they cause a distinctive notching on leaf margins. They can become a nuisance when they enter a home in large numbers. These weevils do not cause damage to the home, its contents or inhabitants, but may occasionally attack some houseplants. Species commonly found in homes in the Pacific Northwest are typically brown to black in color and range in size from around 1/4 inch to just under 1/3 inch. Many species of weevils are characterized by a domed back and a “snout” on the front of the head. Most are unable to fly. Root weevil infestations are temporary and harmless.