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Pantry Pests: Getting Rid Of Flour Bugs
Posted By Tipnut On March 2, 2009 @ 8:26 am In Kitchen | 66 Comments
Opening a bag of flour and noticing the contents crawling with little critters is horrifying, but it happens. Throwing it out will not necessarily solve the problem and you may experience regular occurrences.
The solution is to starve the pests by removing their access to food and performing a thorough cleaning job.
Here’s how to reclaim your pantry…
***There’s no way around it, every single egg & larvae has to be removed or they will continue to appear and grow in numbers.
Did you know: The critters may be coming from the store? It’s possible that weevils or mealy bugs can already be in packaging before groceries are even paid for! Before storing items away, freezing the bags and boxes first (for about 4 or 5 days) then sealing them in plastic or airtight containers can help nip things in the bud. This way nothing else in the home will get contaminated.
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