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grain weevils . . . YUK!!!

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killashandra Thu 23-Jul-09 21:35:55

I have just spent ages cleaning out my cupboard and throwing away a ton of pasta, rice and flour - full of horrible black bugs.

Now I keep finding the odd stray one, any tips for preventing them? I'm going to get cannisters for everything, but is there anything I can do to repel them? I've never had trouble with them before hmm

amazonianwoman Thu 23-Jul-09 22:13:48

I had the same a couple of weeks ago - yuk, it felt like they were crawling in my hair.

Mine came from an oldish opened box of dry lasagne sheets. Obviously I don't make lasagne frequently enough hmm

I'd say just don't keep pasta/rice/flour too long and keep the bags sealed with those bag clip things. I always buy flour in boxes with lids.

Suedonim Thu 23-Jul-09 22:45:38

Make sure you vacuum out the cupboards as well as wash/wipe with a cloth, in case the little blighters are lurking in cracks.

I mostly live abroad and keep flour in the freezer so the bugs don't get in.

Washersaurus Thu 23-Jul-09 22:48:56

I had a mad clean out of my cupboard (vacuumed and wiped) when I found I had flour mites in the cupboard - I now insist that everything goes into airtight glass containers....I hadn't thought about the lasagne sheets though (we get through those fairly quickly)!

Washersaurus Thu 23-Jul-09 22:50:05

<Tries not to google for images of said bugs>

whomovedmychocolate Thu 23-Jul-09 22:51:27

Generic bug spray will kill the little bastards once you have cleaned and stop them coming back for a loooong time.

Dust is their friend, as are spilled packets. Don't buy elderly food from the corner shop which may have sat there a while - supermarkets have fast turnaround which reduces the risks of infested food coming to you.

Clip top tubs are the thing though, they can't live without oxygen!

killashandra Fri 24-Jul-09 08:40:24

Good idea about hoovering there were a couple in there this morning.

I'm def getting containers for everything.
I do get through pasta quite quickly but flour and rice one week I use lots then hardly at all for ages...good intentions don't last long wink

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