Getting Warmer and that means......

@Modestah (11192)
United States
April 26, 2009 2:14am CST
well the hot weather has encroached upon us already - and that means bugs. bugs. bugs. bugs. amidst all the bothersome pests the most troublesome is those little moths and their grubs that get into the grains. What is your remedy for preventing them from infesting your dry storage?
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• United States
26 Apr 09
lots and lots of tupperware. i transfer all dry stuff to containers,and i also microwave whatever it is for 10 sec to kill any possible larvae before putting it in containers. we were infested from a brand new stop n shop store one year-moths galore. never again.had to throw out everything.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
26 Apr 09
we got infested one year too - from a box of oatmeal. it was awful for 3 years, last year was not so bad - only a couple dozen moths were discovered. I wonder if the grubs went into the woodwork to hibernate or something. I found that they are attracted to those fly strips so keep them hung in the pantry as well... of course maybe I am attracting them to the pantry with the fly strip... as I slap the heal of my hand to my forehead in a *v-8* kind of moment.
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• United States
28 Apr 09
we had to get fly strips too to catch them all.oh,it was gross. on the upside though,the store reimbursed people for food loss.a lot of people were involved,appearently. the cats enjoyed it. more moth snackies flying around than they could eat LMAO!
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
28 Apr 09
yeah our chickens really like those sweet treats too! great that the store reimbursed for loss.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
28 Apr 09
The bugs are actually in the grain from when it was growing. The moths lay the eggs and the don't hatch till they are in your airtight storage bins. Even processed goods like flour etc can end up with an infestation. I contacted a firm when I found bugs in my gravy powder. They assured me that all steps had been taken to fumigate and eradicate...blah, blah, blah,. Obviously, there's not a lot we can do.