Pepper Weevils Increasing in South Florida

Clint Thompson Florida, Pests, Top Posts

UGA photo/Figure 1. The pepper weevil is one of the most serious pests of peppers.

One vegetable pest that has been a problem this fall is the pepper weevil. According to the South Florida Pest and Disease Hotline, pepper weevils are showing up in multiple areas around South Florida.

Significant populations are being reported in the Fort Pierce area in early pepper plantings.

Infestations have also increased significantly in peppers in Manatee and Hillsborough counties the past few weeks.

Pepper weevils are also widely present in specialty peppers around Homestead, Florida.