Carrot weevils are pests that can devastate your garden. They are tiny beetles that love carrots. It is important not to let them get established because they are very bad for carrots. There are a lot of organic strategies for managing carrot weevils. They feed during the warm months,k so that is when you need to be ready.
- Only about one-sixth of an inch long, carrot weevils are snout beetles that love to dine on members of the carrot family. They feed during the warm months and then spend the winter hiding in the top layer of soil and in weeds, grass and debris left in the garden.
- The adult beetles feed on plant foliage. Females lay eggs in the carrot roots through a small puncture wound. If you see a small dark spot on a carrot, rub it and look for a wound underneath.
- There are plenty of organic strategies for managing carrot weevils, so you will probably never need to spray toxic chemical insecticides to get rid of them. Traps are effective in catching the larvae. You can buy them at a garden center or make your own from mason jars and paper cups.
“Keeping your garden clean and weed free, rotating the carrot crop, using traps and beneficial organisms should be enough to control carrot weevils.”