How the heck do I get rid of these nasty critters? I first got them last summer. From where, I have no clue. We moved and I tossed all boxed stuff out, etc. Everything seemed to be ok. This summer they are back! I just bought some boxed mac and cheese, opened it tonight...guess what?! They are in everything. I can't afford to be throwing away food! Please, someone, how do I get rid of them?
Kim from NV
I put a bay leaf in my flour, baking goods etc. and store them in a air tight container (or zip-lock bags). I even tape one on the outside of for good measure. I hope this helps :-)
By Pam, Bloomington, MN
I either store my dry goods and flour type stuff in glass jars or I store that stuff in the refrigerator - that includes jello, pudding mix, brownie and cake mix, flour, sugar etc. (09/22/2004)
By toni k.
Try putting your products in the freezer for 24-48 hrs before storing them in your cupboards. This kills any eggs that you have brought in from the store. This method has worked well for me with flour, dry cereal etc. (10/20/2004)
Try Pantry Pest sold in garden stores or possibly can be found in department stores. Contains a female scent that attracts and kills the male moths and eventually you will get rid of the infestation. (10/23/2004)
I hear that sprinkling sage in you cubboard will help, apparently they will stay away from sage.
By Beth, Okla. city, Ok
Bay leaves crushed and sprinkled in your cupboard will get rid of them. Store all things like mac and flour in big pickle jars. Place a bay leaf in the jar, you won't have bugs. Be sure to freeze corn meal and cereals in boxes. This will kill the eggs.
Bay leaves even works for fleas on pets. Crush the leaves and vacuum them up. Each time you vacuum from then on, you will kill the flea eggs. Put them around doggies bed and rub over doggies fur. (04/07/2006)
Keep a few cloves in all rice, flours, lentils, grains containers you'll never have worms or weevils. (10/19/2008)
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