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Old 11-18-2009, 08:34 AM   #11
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Living in the country I had a major problem with bugs in everything. I store what I can in the freezer and place a couple of bay leaves in everything that has been opened, flour, sugar, bread crumbs and such that I store in the pantry. I haven't had to throw anything out for years!
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:56 AM   #12
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I opened a little container of CAYENNE PEPPER powder once and found bugs in it.
Figured if those bugs can thrive on hot powder, they were some hardy bugs indeed.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:30 AM   #13
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Cayenne pepper and chili powder, too. I put those in freezer when I bring them home.

Keep a careful eye out on all the flour/grain/spice in your pantry. If you find bugs in anything else, you need to clear the cabinets, vacuum out all the corners, check for webs or bugs or larva underneath jar lids or on packaging. Wipe the cabinets down with soapy water.

The bugs are harmless and 100% natural--grains do grow outside, after all . Freezing things for 2 or 3 days will eliminate the problem.
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Old 12-31-2009, 09:50 PM   #14
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It also happens with almost anything with a grain component including cereals, mixes, bird seed etc. Not using the product quickly enough can expedite the eggs going buggy. I have a set of air tight containers that I store things like rye flour and cous cous that I don't use all the time. The birdseed is in the freezer as this is where the worst problems have been.
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:46 AM   #15
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I agree with everyone else you gotta keep all that stuff in the freezer or fridge. My momma always did and so do I for that reason. I keep my flour, sugar, etc all in there.. Make sure its sealed bc it can get a freezer burn taste if not.
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