PITTSBURGH - If you spent any extended amount of time outside lately, you might have noticed a number of small, black bugs resembling ticks in the area.
These little black critters aren’t ticks, they’re weevils, and they’re harmless.
Stories of the day...
- Rifle-wielding suspect exchanges gunfire with Pittsburgh Police
- Bottled water from Pa. manufacturing facility recalled due to possible E. coli concerns
- Dierks Bentley stranded alongside highway before Pittsburgh show
- Watch this baby hippo take his first swim in the big pool
Last year, Bill Todaro, an entomologist at the Allegheny County Health Department, told WPXI’s Jennifer Tomazic that the weevils tend to like grass, the insides of cars and small kiddie pools.
“They don’t bite. They don’t do anything really to people,” Todaro said.
While weevils don't pose a health threat to people, they might be a little troublesome for your lawn for a while.
Weevils re-emerge in Pittsburgh area
Man charged with homicide in death of 4-year-old boy
Dozens of dogs rescued from South Korea meat trade; arrive safe in Pittsburgh
Police seek man who violently assaulted cashier in North Versailles
Inbound 2nd Avenue reopens after flooding with 2 feet of water; outbound…