Vine Weevil - Houseplants Pests and how to Control them

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Houseplants Pest, Vine Weevil

Vine Weevil

The adult bettles of the vine weevil attack the leaves but it is the creamy-white grubs (larvae) which causes the real damage. They live in the soil where they rapidly devour roots, bulbs and tubers. Their presence is indicated by wilting of the plant.


  • Destroy their hiding places by getting rid of debris and other dead plant material around the plant.
  • Use sticky insect traps to catch the mature insects which move from houseplant to houseplant.
  • Drench the soil immediately with a Lindane chemical solution. Use as prevention measure if the mature bettles are noticed on the leaves.

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