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Old 02-06-2008, 09:37 PM   #31
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99 times out of a hundred, the bugs you see in flour got into the bag at the mill. The eggs are small enough to get through the sifters. To prevent problems, put your bag of flour into the freezer for three or more days when you bring it home from the store, then take it out and use it. The freezing premanently destroys the critter eggs.
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:08 PM   #32
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99 times out of a hundred, the bugs you see in flour got into the bag at the mill. The eggs are small enough to get through the sifters. To prevent problems, put your bag of flour into the freezer for three or more days when you bring it home from the store, then take it out and use it. The freezing premanently destroys the critter eggs.
Andy's right and then you can add the bay leaves to keep any future farmers out------you can also spread bay leaves around your shelves (kinda messy but does help) or you can tape them to the shelves.
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Old 02-07-2008, 12:50 PM   #33
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99 times out of a hundred, the bugs you see in flour got into the bag at the mill. The eggs are small enough to get through the sifters. To prevent problems, put your bag of flour into the freezer for three or more days when you bring it home from the store, then take it out and use it. The freezing premanently destroys the critter eggs.
But you are still eating "dead" critter eggs, right?
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:05 AM   #34
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But you are still eating "dead" critter eggs, right?
Humm ... but it is so much more exciting when you think about it as being a source of protein that you didn't have to pay for!

When I was a kid and we lived in GA and FL - Mom never had a problem with critters in the flour - she just dumped the bag into her Tupperware canisters, gave 'em a "burp" - no bugs, no problems.
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About eating dead eggs, etc., I had an entomology prof who expounded on the fact that many people's food allergies esp. to chocolate were due to the presence of "protein based" varmints. I guess it's something that you try and not think about if you can---it's gross I know.
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